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The Haines Centre provides Strategic Management Gold Mastery Certifications in our three core practice areas:
Each Gold Mastery Certification consists of three phases:
Phase 1: Learning Phase - candidates attend a workshop in one area of specialization. Check our workshops for in-person or online sessions.
Phase 2: Demonstrate Mastery - demonstrate your understanding of the topic. This is usually done through a 3.5-day workshop. Check our workshops.
Phase 3: Application - demonstrate your application of the concepts, frameworks, models and tools in your own organization or in a client's organization.
Gold Mastery Certification in Strategic Management
.... implement your skills in The Systems Thinking Approach® applied to Strategic Management
The Strategic Management Gold Mastery Certification is centred around a universal framework to showcase leadership, planning, people and change management in an integrated approach.
You'll learn how to integrate Systems Thinking, strategic planning and change management within your organization through this three phase approach:
Learn about The Systems Thinking Approach® and how to apply it to Strategic Management (which includes both planning and execution).
There are two options for the learning phase:
In-person workshop - two-day workshop
Webinar series - live online sessions, that are also recorded
Read supplied articles, books and best practices reports.
Prepare case studies for use during week-long master-class or intensive online sessions.
Revisit what you've learned during the Learning Phase and be ready to demonstrate your mastery.
Strategic Management Master-Class and Immersion Boot-Camp:
Demonstrate masters of concepts and processes of The Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management
Acquire more in-depth knowledge and skills through interaction and practice
Receive feedback from other participants and Haines Centre Master Facilitators
There are two options for the Master-Class:
In-person workshop - This intensive 3.5 day workshop builds upon the Learning Phase and develops your skills and confidence to facilitate and lead the Strategic Management process inside your organization. We recommend bringing your own strategic plans to which you can apply the concepts and get feedback.
Online - Fifteen one-on-one coaching sessions (about 90 minutes each) with a Haines Centre Master Facilitator covering the same materials as the in-person Master-Class.
Work with a Haines Centre Master Facilitator to sharpen your practical competencies in applying The Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management.
There are two options for your practicum project:
Work directly with a Master Consultant - Co-facilitate with a Haines Centre Master Consultant to deliver the consulting, facilitation and/or coaching services.
Work with a Haines Centre Coach - Get six 1-hour coaching sessions while you implement a pre-approved project of consulting, facilitating and/or coaching inside your organization. The Haines Centre Coach will coach and guide you through the project and review and grade your project report.
Valerie MacLeod, MBA, is a certified business coach, master facilitator and master trainer who helps organizations and individuals exceed financial and operational targets. She coaches, trains and facilitates in strategic thinking, strategic planning, change, people and leadership.
Because of Valerie’s technical background (Bachelor of Mathematics) she works well with technical leaders – people who are engineers, accountants, scientists, doctors, geoscientists, computer specialists, technology professionals, etc. Her MBA (Human Resources) and experience give her the skills to facilitate, coach and training using a diverse skill set.
She is unique because she balances both left-brain (logical) and right-brain (creative & systems thinking) processing to help her clients strengthen their strategic thinking abilities.
She has been a Global Partner with the Haines Centre for over twenty-five years.
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