• Starting dates

    5 December 2022. This session is fully booked

    12 April 2023
    26 June 2023
    18 December 2023

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Fee

    € 3,600 (excl. 21% VAT)

    including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM, see bottom of the page for more information.

  • Language

    English

  • Format

    In person

To build a future-proof organisation, you must have strategic knowledge to make the right decisions. Learn how to help lead your organisations with renewed strategic leadership skills, insights and tools for strategic decision-making in the high-impact, three-day Make Strategy Work programme at RSM.

Become your future self

Discover the full overview of short courses

Executive education student in class

Learning objectives

By participating in this programme you will:

  • boost your knowledge of strategy formulation and implementation
  • understand your role in making strategy work for your organisation
  • discover the internal and external factors which influence strategic decision-making
  • learn what strategy and strategic leadership is, and what it isn’t
  • acquire tools to adapt company-level strategy to your own department level
  • learn to communicate strategy in a meaningful and relevant way to your employees
  • understand when to amend and change strategy in the light of changing circumstances.


Your organisation will:

  • benefit from the applications of your learnings on current projects
  • leverage the interactions and insights acquired in the workshop
  • access your advanced management and leadership skills to realise its objectives.

Curriculum

Complete 5 modules plus an impact project

Make Strategy Work is a module of RSM’s Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP), but can also be followed separately. The intensive modular management programme will sharpen your critical thinking skills and enable you to enhance your impact as a leader.

For whom

See where other participants come from

RSM’s Make Strategy Work programme is for managers who:

  • have five to ten years of experience in people management
  • are responsible for teams, organisations and businesses
  • need to refresh or upgrade their capabilities in the area of strategy formulation and implementation.

You will also benefit from the programme if you expect to move into more senior positions where strategic thinking will be in increasing demand to tackle challenging leadership issues.

Admission

You should comply with the following requirements if you wish to take part in the Make Strategy Work programme:

You have a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience

 

You have budget responsibility and have financial impact in your organisation

 

You have responsibility in the strategic decision-making process in your organisation

 

Your application will be final once we have informed you on the basis of the intake call that your application has been accepted

 

Testimonials

Read what previous participants say about this programme

I now have the theoretical background I need as a foundation when creating and applying strategy frameworks in my daily business practice. RSM’s true global knowledge and academic excellence helped me see things from different points of view. The programme was rewarding and exceeded my high expectations through its thorough coursework, discussions with professors, and by exploring various cases.

Stela Koleva, director of global services and support at Concur in Prague

Faculty

Discover which expert faculty lead this programme

A team of RSM’s expert faculty teach the Make Strategy Work Programme; they are listed below and you will usually take classes with at least three of them. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

Prof. Justin Jansen

Justin Jansen is professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM. His award-winning research and publications provide new perspectives into the roles of leadership, start-ups, organisational ambidexterity, corporate entrepreneurship, and new developments to improve long-term viability and performance. Justin is scientific director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and is on the editorial board of several academic publications. He is also a consultant, speaker, and advisor to various companies and government agencies. He has developed management training in how organisations can identify and implement new growth paths, strategic leadership, and combine innovation and operational excellence.

Professor Justin Jansen

Prof. Tom Mom

Tom Mom is professor of strategic growth and implementation at RSM, and academic director of RSM’s Executive MBA programme. His expertise is at the crossroads of strategic management and entrepreneurship, and includes strategic renewal, strategy execution, scale-ups, and ambidexterity. In addition to research, he teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship in RSM’s executive education, PhD and MBA programmes, and carries out advisory projects on strategic renewal for companies and governments plus new business development, strategic growth, scaling-up, and strategy implementation. His research has appeared in leading academic journals and managerial journals.

Tom Mom

Dr Magdalena Cholakova

Magdalena Cholakova is an associate professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at RSM. She studies decision-making under high uncertainty, by mapping configurations of individual and organizational level factors that enable effective judgment. She has explored this topic in the context of early-stage project evaluations, entrepreneurial venture creation and organizational adaptation. Her research draws on theories from psychology, organizational theory and strategy and bridges the micro and macro levels of analysis.

Magdalena Cholakova

More information

Day schedule

Approximate session timings

Day 1: 9:00 – 17:00
Day 2: 9:00 – 17:00
Day 3: 9:00 – 17:00

Executive education student in class

Dates

5 -7 December 2022. This session is fully booked.*
12-14 April 2023 > Apply now
26-28 June 2023 > Apply now
18-20 December 2023 > Apply now

* Please contact our programme advisor Eugene Kerpen to be placed on the waiting list for the December 2022 session.

Dates

Fees

€ 3,600 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. 

Fees

General terms and conditions

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

General terms and conditions

Location

The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus

Hotel accommodation

We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel

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