Most of the issues currently keeping executives awake at night are systemic. From artificial intelligence to sustainability, these are global challenges for all organisations and their stakeholders.
Developing an organisational response, therefore, requires both a broader understanding of the components and connections within the system and a focus on the collision-points with the issue itself. How do they interact, and what are the consequences of change in any part of the system?
Our tailored programmes are designed to give leadership and/or strategy teams within organisations the knowledge that will help you address and find the opportunities in these global challenges, contributing to your strategic thinking and improving organisational performance.
Designed with you, for your people
We provide the research background and years of experience of teaching and discussing Economics with senior executives: you provide the context of the organisation, the strategic importance of the issue you wish to focus on, and your knowledge of the teams participating in the programme. Together we the design the programme: deciding, for example, on key content components; whether the programme should be hybrid, fully in-person or fully online; whether it should be a short, full-time experience or extended over several months; and whether it should be delivered to one team or several throughout the organisation
Participants will leave the programme with a deeper understanding of the concept they have focused on and why it matters – not only to your own organisation, but to policy-makers, other organisations in your value chain, and to investors. They will have explored the macro trends, economic drivers, and likely impacts of change on other parts of the system.
Overall, they will have the knowledge, frameworks, and data needed to inform your organisation’s strategy to succeed in today’s fast-changing and complex environment.
How the programmes are delivered
No two tailored programmes are the same, as each is designed to suit the organisation that has commissioned it. However, your programme is likely to contain a mix of the following teaching elements.
- Online lectures by academic experts
- Quizzes to reinforce learning and track progress
- Recommended reading to broaden understanding
- Small group tutorials for in-depth exploration on the issues and impacts for your organisation
- Business case studies to demonstrate and reflect on application of economic principles
- Simulations and games to rehearse possible changes in a ‘safe’ environment
- Debates to apply critical thinking and test new approaches
We could work with you on a number of topics for your tailored programme, such as:
Sustainability; climate mitigation, the energy transition, global approaches to net-zero and associate challenges, the intersection with inequality
Post-crisis recovery and resilience; fiscal and monetary policies, innovation and regulatory challenges, forced experimentation and new opportunities
Diversity and inclusion; social mobility, pay gaps, the effects of discrimination, and the costs to organisations and the global economy
What People Say
‘As I had hoped, the carefully chosen contributors to the breakfast series brought new insight based on in-depth research and well-presented data. Very thought-provoking.’
‘I found the lectures very informative. It challenged my thinking in terms of my day-to-day role, and gave me reinforcement of my ideas and work to make data-based decisions.’
Example Tailored Programme
THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The Economics of Climate Change was our first tailored programme, developed with the Sustainability team at a large consulting firm and delivered to 60 of their top consultants working on the issues of climate change, energy transition and sustainable finance.
Would you like to know more?
If you would like to explore a tailored programme for your organisation, on one of our example topics or on any other subject of strategic importance to you, please get in touch. We will schedule a call to discuss your business needs and explain the design process.