The Center has an active corporate membership program for Heads of Strategy in large, multi-business companies.
The program is designed to help its members build their company's strategic capability through access to ground-breaking new strategy tools and techniques. It also includes a program of twelve strategy seminars for their teams. Corporate members can also join the SMC Research Projects Committee and get involved in some of SMC's collaborative research projects.
For you as Chief Strategy Officer
Developing your company's strategy capability
The Center runs four half-day Members Meetings each year. In these we discuss the Center’s major projects to develop ground- breaking new strategy tools and techniques. We also work on shorter projects covering topics of particular interest to Chief Strategy Officers, such as the Role of the Strategy Function, and occasionally invite guest speakers with special strategy expertise.
Members are entitled to a day per year of Directors time. This could range from “sparring partner” discussion of their strategy department agenda through to a presentation on any recently completed projects to your top executive team.
For your strategy team and others in your company
Training and development
Membership package includes two spaces on each of our strategy team seminars.
The strategy function is often populated by individuals from different backgrounds with varying experience of strategy, who often spend a limited amount of time in the strategy function. To help you build them into an effective team, we offer a series of one-day seminars over a two-year cycle which cover the most important business and corporate-level strategy topics. They currently include:
Strategy and uncertainty
Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate level strategy
Innovation and Growth
Participants receive a list of pre-readings which provide an introduction to leading thinking on each topic. During the seminars, the ideas covered in the pre-readings are explained and exercises or case studies are used to demonstrate the ideas and techniques. We also ensure that participants have an opportunity to share their company’s experiences, under the Chatham House Rules*.
Additional participants may attend if space allows.
We also offer two concentrated Bootcamps designed for your strategy team, one on strategy and another on corporate innovation. They run over 3-5 days and cover the essentials of each topic
The Corporate Innovation Bootcamp covers preparing for innovation, learning from entrepreneurs, and accelerating and executing on the innovation pipeline.
The Strategy Bootcamp covers value creation and competitive advantage, strategy tools, strategy and finance, and strategy formulation in high uncertainty.
The Bootcamps are advertised on the open market and there is an extra charge for them, but Members benefit from a special discount.
*Under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.