Forward-thinking (business) professionals are needed to shape (their) companies and help them stay ahead of the curve. Today’s business environment requires professionals who are not afraid of change and innovation. Your investments today are the basis for success in the future. We invite you to our workshops Strategy & Governance Excellence series, organized by The Decision Institute. Learn from the latest, best and most impressive Harvard cases, by expert in case teaching and writing Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam. The Excellence Series makes the latest international insights on strategy and governance quickly available and practically applicable for professionals in the Netherlands. Every masterclass touches on today’s issues; making it possible to learn from recent themes on strategy and governance.

 

DATETOPICKEY LEARNINGSHARVARD CASE
February, 11, 2020,
16:00-20:30hr at Loetje aan 't IJ
Managing Your Breakthrough Portfolio Vodafone
Vittorio Colao, CEO of telecommunication giant Vodafone, must respond to reports of disturbing accounting practices by which in total €67 million have been misreported due to a series of failures to check manual accounting processes and deferred recognition of costs into the future. These practices challenge Colao's organizational model of International Values and Local Roots. Colao meticulously designed his model based on the key value of trust, his unwavering convictions earning him the moniker of the 'benevolent dictator.' Colao is acutely aware that his response to the accounting discrepancies will be a referendum on his leadership for over 120,000 employees worldwide. If he doesn't make the right decisions, the consequences will reverberate throughout the organization and erode confidence in the value of trust that he relentlessly worked to establish.

Booking
The case reveals how Booking.com has become the world's leading travel accommodation platform. The company has put online experimentation at the heart of how it designs digital experiences for its customers and partners. To unlock the potential of large- scale testing, the leadership team had to challenge conventional assumptions about culture, process, and the management of innovation. This case shows you how to create a true experimentation organization and how to design customer experiences on digital platforms!
Vodafone & Booking
June, 16, 2020,
16:00-20:30hr at Loetje aan 't IJ
The Keys to a Succesful Digital TransformationAs digital technologies dramatically reshape industry after industry, many companies are pursuing large-scale change efforts to capture the benefits of these trends or simply to keep up with competitors. Digital platforms have the potential to unleash tremendous value for companies that know how to leverage them. But what strategy leads to this outcome? Join us the 16th of June and learn from the successes of Rocket Internet and Dropbox!

RocketInternet
Fundamentally, the company seeks to reduce the uncertainty of entrepreneurial startup ventures by imitating proven business models and replicating them in other geographic regions. Over the years Rocket Internet has begun to expand into emerging markets more aggressively, and its chief executive officer must now decide on the best strategy to continue the firm's global expansion. Is this strategy unethical or just plain smart?

Dropbox
In late 2014, Dropbox, the San Francisco-based pioneering cloud-based file storage service, was at an important stage of its growth. Its user base had expanded into hundreds of millions of users globally, and the company was expanding its service offerings to organizations. At the heart of this expansion was the ever-increasing acquisition of customers in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. As Dropbox targeted larger customers, it needed to carefully allocate its limited resources and continually evaluate the appropriate sales approach because of the highly competitive nature of the cloud storage market. The head of the Strategic Finance team needed to recommend how Dropbox could most effectively invest its limited resources. Should it invest in the self-serve, inbound approach, or opt for the more proactive and costlier outbound approach?
Rocket Internet & Dropbox
August, 25, 2020,
11:00-15:00 hr at Landgoed Salentein
Turning Negotiation into a Corporate CapabilityMore information is coming shorty!The Dow Acquisition & Caterpillar Case Study

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Prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam is specialized in ‘moments of truth in strategic decision-making’ and ‘corporate governance’ and is ranked with an 8.2 for his case teaching skills in 2013. He teaches Strategy & Governance to executives, board members, MBAs and Health MBAs on a regular basis and is affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam, George Washington University and Universität St. Gallen. He is non-executive and supervisory board member in and outside The Netherlands and is director of consultancy firm The Decision Group and business school The Decision Institute. Prof. Michael Porter PhD., with whom Van Eenennaam wrote the Dutch Flower Cluster Case, added him to his hall of fame at Harvard Business School in December 2012.

 

‘‘The lectures from Prof. Eenennaam were really open, especially on the importance of competitive advantages for companies and nations. The courses will help in understanding company and corporate level competitive strategy. And for any national interest level enthusiast, it will definitely help in having the global-to-nations helicopter view and in planning national level competitive strategy through B2G/G2G cooperations.‘ – Participant workshop

‘The best elements of the workshop were the interactivity and the great speakers’ – Participant workshop

You can register using the application form.

The fee for a single masterclass** is €495. A series of three of the above workshops is €1395. Because of the longer duration of the workshop (four hours instead of 2,5) and the inclusion of a lunch, a supplement of €50 is asked for the Summer School Edition and the Crash Course Edition. The Excellence Series is accessible to an exclusive but wide audience, from executives and supervisors to policy makers and business analysts. All participation costs mentioned are excluding VAT.

For registration, fill out the application form or contact Barbara Mees via 020 – 4040 111 or a.cassee@thedecisioningroup.nl.

It is possible to register as an organization with varying participants. A business membership occurs in two forms:

      1. A series of three workshops is bought by an organization (€1350 excl. BTW) and three participants are sent to the respective workshops.
      2. Six vouchers are bought by an organization (€2395 excl. BTW), which can be exercised over a period of two years. It is possible to send (one or multiple) participants to the workshop of your choosing or not send any participants at all. Within this option, the Summer School Special is included.

For more information, please contact Annemijn Cassée. via 020 – 4040 111 or a.cassee@thedecisiongroup.nl.

The Decision Institute provides and collaborates in various major executive and MBA programs on strategy & governance, around the world. The Institute organizes and develops executive education, seminars, masterclasses, symposia and workshops. On request tailor-made in-house programs are composed. Since, 1996 Strategy en Governance is one of the core pillars and has a rebuy rate of 86.2%

Leading universities such as Harvard Business School, The George Washington University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and St. Gallen University are part of The Decision Institute’s international network and provide their expertise and collaboration in the Excellence Series.

PARTICIPANTS

Participants of the Excellence Series consist a wide audience, from executives and supervisors to policy makers and business analysts.

A partial participant roster of our strategy and governance programs:

ABN AMRO Bank NV
Amrop Executive Search
APG Asset Management
SR Nederland
Asyst Technologies
Atlowa Holding BV
Big Band Networks
Brocade Communications
Cisco Systems
CoreBrand
DELL
Delta Hydrocarbons BV
DNB Central Bank of The Netherlands
Dolphin Insight
Erasmus School of Economics
Ernst & Young
GITP Executive Partners
Governance Support BV
Herkel
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
InterExcellent
Knotz Kinderopvang

LPM, LLC
LTP
Maes & Lunau Executive Search
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Peerco Beheer
Perfect Group
Progress Software
Rabobank
RE CM Regarding Capital Management
Rondol
San Fransisco 49ers
SAP
Shell International
Sofitel Legend, The Grand Amsterdam
Spruit Transmissies B.V.
Start People BV
Tragpi
Trivium Corporate Solutions
UNISYS
US Commercial Service
US Embassy Beijing
Woman Capital

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • The masterclasses are given at an executive MBA level and are intended for managers, board members, financial supervisors, chairs, committee members, advisors, policy makers, managers and those interested in learning about strategy and governance.
  • A week before the masterclass, you will receive your reading materials.
  • The reading materials contain one or more Harvard Business cases and other supporting literature.
  • The directive time for self study prior to the masterclass is 3 hours.
  • If you have any questions, suggestions, compliments or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • All questions will be answered within five days.

Agenda:

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm:  Welcome
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm:  Session
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Dinner
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:  Session
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm:  Drinks