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Leading Strategic Growth and Change


Course Details

May 16-20, 2022

$9,850 (In person)

 In-Person Format: 

Five consecutive full days of in-person sessions on the Columbia campus in NYC.

To inquire email [email protected]

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What you'll learn



Participants will learn how to thrive in rapidly changing and highly uncertain environments and will be able to immediately apply their learning to make rapid progress on an issue they identify.

If you have ever worried about how to drive new growth or how to make a change initiative successful, you will enjoy the insights developed in this in-person program.

For a complete program schedule, please download here


Brian Garish

President at Banfield Pet Hospital

After nearly 2 years of seemingly non-stop change, the takeaways and resources from Rita's course continue to provide valuable insights. These tools have accelerated our organization's ability to lead a greater positive impact for our associates, our clients, and the pets in our care.  

About the Instructor


Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth. Her work and ideas help CEO's and senior executives succeed in rapidly changing and volatile environments, and she is valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems. Recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50 in 2017 and winning the award for outstanding achievement in the strategy category, McGrath speaks regularly at corporate events, such as the Microsoft CEO Summit and the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. 

She has also been named one of the top ten business school professors to follow on Twitter, and was named one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company magazine. In 2009, she was inducted as a fellow of the Strategic Management Society, an honor given to those who have had a significant impact on the field.





Ron Boire is a globally experienced organizational transformation specialist sought out by boards to help them navigate some of the toughest operating environments within the consumer products, technology, and retail sectors.  His leadership has rapidly transformed underperforming businesses and operating groups as well as non-profits to create measurable results in extraordinarily short timeframes.  He has held C-level roles as CEO of Barnes & Noble, Sears Canada, and Brookstone, as well as senior leadership positions at Sony, Toys R Us, Sears Holdings and Best Buy.  


Ron has MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School. He is the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Ferguson Noonan Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity focused on educating underprivileged children.

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