Date: Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Problem Setting):
7 Jan 2023 | 9am-5.30pm | Classroom Learning
Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Data Collection and Analysis): 9 Jan, 10 Jan, 11 Jan, 12 Jan, 16 Jan, 17 Jan 2023 | 7pm-10.45pm | Online
Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Idea Generation and Strategy Consolidation): 19 Jan, 20 Jan, 30 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb, 4 Feb 2023 | All sessions 7pm-10.45pm except on 4 Feb 2023 (9am-12.45pm) | Online
Duration: 7 Days
What makes Amazon the top few Fortune 500 company? Amazon found the right problem that affects many Americans – I do not want to drive 45 minutes to buy a book. Solution: buy a book from your fingertips, at home. Outcome: trillion-dollar enterprise. All companies in different industries, governments and even nonprofits need strategy. Strategy differentiates the best from the rest. Heard about design thinking, blue ocean strategy but unsure how to apply it to your own work? Confused by the 80 strategy tools from a strategy tool book and unsure which tool to use?
This Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation course is unique as a train-coach model for applied problem solving. Strategy and innovation are skills that cannot mastered through reading; this course coaches you to apply them to real problems. Trisector lense is vital to solve the most complex problems such as sustainability where government, corporates and non-profits all have unique value and perspectives to the win-win-win solution. You can be from government, corporate, or non-profit. As long as you like to learn strategy and innovation through practice – this course is for you.
Participants will get to work on real projects which require strategy, innovation training and coaching to attain excellence. Strategy problems vary from overall corporate to business unit to functional strategy such as HR, marketing, technology/data, operational processes, organisational development etc. Through this programme, participants are able to devise high quality strategy and innovation that address the employers’ real concerns.
This Professional Certificate will equip learners with the following competencies:
- Problem Setting
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Idea Generation and Consolidated Strategy
Job Role Readiness
It will prepare learners in the following job roles to perform their responsibilities more effectively/ It will prepare learners for the following job roles:
- competent thinkers and doers of strategy and innovation in their current and/or prospective workplace
- good business idea and strategic plan to run their own enterprise or start-up (no fundraising guarantee)
Who Should Attend
Individuals keen to better their mastery of strategy and innovation skills thru guided coaching. Individuals with some business idea and would like to devise a strategic plan. Companies with staff teams working on a real strategy problem (transformation, business expansion, productivity, HR, ops, tech, marketing, strategy etc).
At least a polytechnic diploma (or equivalent).
“Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point.” – Henry Mintzberg, management thinker for strategic planning theory
“If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.” — Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon
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Dr Charles Phua Chao Rong
Dr Charles Chao Rong Phua is an academic-practitioner of trisector strategy-innovation-entrepreneurship. With 22 years in government and corporate doing various domains (corporate, geopolitical, policy and military) and phases (design, implementation, monitoring/adjustment) of strategy work, he now runs Solaris Strategies Singapore and chairs Solaris Consortium of Management Consultancies with full suite of consulting capabilities. Besides (local and overseas) government and nonprofit consulting, his corporate consulting ranged from strategy development for then $916b tech MNC to $1M start-up to sector/industry transformation to organisational development for 12 organisations. He teaches trisector strategy practicums in 4 Singapore and 1 Swiss universities, and is success coach/program leader for Chief Strategy Officer program with Emeritus and National University of Singapore Business School.
His first PhD was in public policy (strategic pragmatism as strategy) and EdD (soon) on teaching strategy with postgraduate/degrees (including in progress) in international relations, education, security management, accounting, organisational psychology, systems thinking, law, HRM, marketing, economics/finance, strategy and innovation, amongst others. He learnt strategy-innovation-entrepreneurship, marketing and sustainability from top B schools: Harvard strategy, leadership and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, MIT systems thinking, Stanford design, Wharton strategy and entrepreneurship, INSEAD advanced strategy, Babson entrepreneurship, Kellogg marketing, Berkeley open innovation, LBS and Cambridge sustainability, Oxford strategy and scenarios, and fused them in his consulting and teaching/coaching practice. He has won scholarships from NUS (PhD), NTU (EdD), Goldman Sachs (twice), Oxford and Cambridge (partial) and completed fellowships at Brookings Institution, Columbia, Johns Hopkins. He is a Singapore Skillsfuture fellowship awardee and Routledge series editor for strategy, wisdom and skills.
He is amongst 100 global professor/author grade Certified Management Consultant-Academic Fellow (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes); previous winners included heads of business schools and programs. He is author of four and two (forthcoming) books covering geopolitical, policy, and corporate strategy. His 3rd and 4th published books are under consideration for two PhDs in military/security and corporate strategy, by publication. His 5th book seeks to integrate strategy in military, corporate, geopolitical and policy domains; his 6th book on teaching strategy from his EdD thesis; both manuscripts under production. He is currently writing his 7th book on corporate sustainability strategy and 8th book on trisector strategy-innovation-entrepreneurship.
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Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.
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Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Problem Setting): TGS-2022012346 (Classroom Learning) / TGS- 2022012360 (Synchronous e-learning)
Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Data Collection and Analysis): TGS- 2022012361 (Classroom Learning) / TGS- 2022012364 (Synchronous e-learning)
Trisector Strategy and Innovation for Transformation (Idea Generation and Strategy Consolidation): TGS-2022012362 (Classroom Learning) / TGS-2022012365 (Synchronous e-learning)
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