Strategy and Business Dynamics Workshop

                                              São Paulo, 21/22 October 2016


                         Workshop Leader: Kim Warren



Foto: André Stefano/SPCVB)

Join us for an intensive evening + day learning about this powerful approach to improving strategy and performance.
Why choose this course? Simulating business plans and issues was until recently complex, time-consuming and difficult. That Is no longer the case – building working, quantified models of organisations’ performance is easier, faster and more reliable than spreadsheet modelling could ever achieve … and this workshop will show you how. Whether concerning a one-off challenge or a longer-term plan, the resulting model is easy to explain, so others can help build it, and its fact-based focus cuts through differences of opinion that can kill good plans or prevent successful implementation. And because that picture can be updated continually, you can constantly adjust those plans as events unfold – the annual business plan is obsolete!
Who will benefit? The day will be of value to anyone taking on challenges in their own organization, as well as consultants wanting a unique and valuable new service for clients. Strategy dynamics deals with a wide range of issues and situations:
 Any organisation: The principles work for any product or service business, at any stage from start-up to maturity, and in any sector – including non-profits. Any level: Strategy dynamics delivers sustained performance improvements for teams, departments, business units and whole corporations. Continuing plans, or one-time issues: You may need a long-term plan that can adapt continually, or be facing a one-time challenge or opportunity – the course will show how to tackle both of these needs.
Agenda October 21 (Friday) - At FEI University 17:00 to 19:00 Evening: Why business needs “dynamics” – a focus on time-based performance improvement. Clarifying the time-path for your issue. October 22 (Saturday) - LEQUES HOTEL 09:00 to 12:30 The strategy dynamics process: The key steps in the process. Developing the core of your business system and its performance. Modelling the system: A simple software to build business models fast, with a wide variety of ready-made models. How to start modelling your issues. 12:30 Lunch 13:30 to 17:00 Add-on frameworks: Tools to deal with specific issues – powerful on their own, or as part of the bigger picture. Using specific frameworks for your particular issues. Communication: How to explain strategy dynamics to others. A plan for involving others in tackling your challenges.
Location October 21 (Friday) just after CLADS 2016- The workshop will be held in the Centro Universitário da FEI – Campus São Paulo - Rua Tamandaré 688 – Liberdade CEP 01525000 São Paulo, Brasil.

October 22  (Saturday) - The workshop will be held in the Leques Hotel (,

Address: R. São Joaquim, 216 | Liberdade | São Paulo-SP | CEP 01508-000

Tel.: +55 11 3019.4300 | Fax: +55 11 3019.4325



About Workshop Leader Kim Warren Director: Strategy Dynamics Ltd President (2013): International System Dynamics Society Kim is an experienced strategy professional, teacher and writer. Realising serious limitations with the strategy methods available, he developed the powerful strategy dynamics frameworks. He is author of the prize-winning Competitive Strategy Dynamics (Wiley, 2002), a major strategy textbook Strategic Management Dynamics (Wiley, 2008), and e-book summary of the method – Strategy Dynamics Essentials (Kindle, 2011). He is also co-owner of Strategy Dynamics Ltd, which publishes "serious games" and other dynamics-related learning material for management, and the user-friendly modelling application, Sysdea. Most recently, his work has proved directly transferable to non-business domains, including International Aid and the provision of elderly-care capacity.