Implementing Strategy

This course aims to help students develop knowledge and insights into:

  • implementing, analysing and translating strategy into results
  • sustaining success in dynamic situations and transforming organisations in dynamic environments
  • integrating responsible management in strategy implementation.

The insights from this course apply to organisations including corporate, entrepreneurial, government and not-for-profit.

The first half of the course examines strategy implementation, presenting a range of approaches (Units 1-5). Many organisations can state their strategy, but are less certain about translating the strategy into results. To implement strategy effectively, an organisation needs to ask fundamental questions, about what might help or hinder implementation. Does your organisation have the right structure, culture and leadership to support your strategy? What is strategic alignment and how do we achieve this?

The second half of the course looks at sustaining success (Units 6-10). Contemporary organisations face dynamic environments with multiple challenges, many stakeholders and increasing requirements for sustainability. Most organisations stay stuck in neutral when they need to implement a new strategy or to improve the current strategy. When circumstances change, organisations must ask questions about how to 'pivot' the strategy. The course explores a spectrum of themes including sustainability, strategic agility and resilience.

The course integrates development of key leadership skills for implementing strategy, including critical thinking, ethical leadership and teamwork.

The course includes discussion relating to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

  • SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 Climate Action.

Course Date & Time

2 options - Students may choose which mode they would prefer to attend: 1. Asynchronous class- Weekly online activities (no set time). 2.  Synchronous class (virtual)- Weekly online virtual interactive class either on Wednesdays or Thursdays 6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm Sydney time -TIME AND DAY TBC