Chapter Meeting - November 2018: Aligning Work with Strategy

Non-Members $25, Members $10, Volunteers $0.   No refunds will be provided for cancellations. 


Aligning Work With Strategy sensitizes participants to the mindset necessary to think and act strategically as they lead and execute work in their organizations. Attendees focus on the mutually supportive skills of translating the larger organizational strategy to their own work and architecting their own strategies for executing this work. Additionally, participants learn the importance of having a strategic frame of reference that maintains alignment of strategy with the critical domains of work and people to enable effective execution.

This presentation gives an overview of the online course Aligning Work With Strategy provided at Duke Corporate Education that introduces multiple viewpoints on strategy and illustrates how today’s complex environment requires a more adaptable, responsive, and fluid concept of strategy. The course reinforces the need for a more tightly coupled feedback loop between strategy and execution. Course participants also learn various ways to maintain alignment between their own local level strategies and the larger overarching organizational strategy that they are ultimately responsible for implementing.


Learning Objectives:

You will learn about:

  • Describing global trends that make today’s work environments different ­
  • Explaining the importance of translating and aligning project-based work to organizational strategy ­
  • Identifying areas of misalignment in your organization and team that impede strategic execution. ­
  • Utilizing a framework model to identify domains that must be aligned to improve chances of project and program success ­
  • Assuring that project-based work success serves the goals of the organization ­
  • Architecting the alignment of necessary elements for strategy execution ­
  • Translating the organization’s strategy to the work of the department, team, and individual

Speaker:  Ed Barrows, MBA, DBA





About the Speaker: 

Ed Barrows is a Managing Director and Faculty at Duke Corporate Education where he is responsible for designing and delivering programs for a portfolio of global clients.  He has over 20 years of hands-on experience helping organizations of all sizes and industries craft and execute business strategy.

Before joining Duke CE, Ed worked in a variety of professional services positions with Deloitte, General Electric, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Palladium Group where he was Vice President and leader of the executive education organization. While at Palladium, five of his clients were inducted in the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for results in executing strategy.

Academically, Ed has served on the faculties of Boston and Babson Colleges where he taught topics ranging from strategy and problem solving to international consulting. His research interest is in the area of performance management and, specifically, how firms navigate disruptive environments. His 2012 book with Andy Neely of Cambridge University, Managing Performance in Turbulent Times: Analytics and Insight (Wiley), highlights a portion of his ongoing investigation. 


Meeting Agenda

5:30 - 6:30 PM   Networking / Dinner

6:30 - 7:00 PM   NCPMI Business Announcements

7:00 - 8:00 PM   Featured Presentation: Aligning Work with Strategy

8:00 - 8:15 PM   Q&A  


New member orientation will be held in the Windsor Boardroom from  5:30 to 6:30 PM

Event Details

Event Date 11-14-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 11-14-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-04-2018 12:00 am
Registered 46
Available place 254
Cut off date 11-14-2018 8:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Speaker Ed Barrows, MBA, DBA
Number Hours 1.5
Strategy PDU Hours 1.5
Sheraton Imperial RTP
4700 Emperor Blvd, Research Triangle Park
Sheraton Imperial RTP
25.00 $ 254

Non-Members $25, Members $10, Volunteers $0.   No refunds will be provided for cancellations. 

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Non-Member Online - anytime  

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