Creating Dynamic Strategies to Succeed in the New Economy

Successfully Turn High-Cost Employee Conflict into Collaboration and Profitability


Most strategic plans are never executed and this workshop proposes an entrepreneurial approach to do what others are often unable to do. This one-day session examines the major trends now challenging managers & executives and develops a tactical matrix that guides their strategic approach to achieving organisational goals. It deals with three questions:
Where are you now? Where do you want to go? How will you get there?

The workshop is based on empirical research and the recently published text “Entrepreneurial Strategic Management”. Those who participate in the session will use their own organisations as the model for assessing their competitive position, determining new direction for the enterprise and how to accomplish the goals set out.

Target Group

The workshop is directed toward progressive managers in private industry who wish to create a dynamic and responsive organisation that will achieve its goals and greatly improve the bottom line. It is specifically designed for those executives who are charged with the responsibility of building a successful organisation with a strong value proposition that will move ahead of all its competitors.


Participants in the session will be given a copy of the text and a guide book that will be used in each of the workshop sessions. The schedule for the day is as follows:  

  1. Introductions
  2. Presentation: The new world of business; trends, methods and competition
  3. Workshop 1: Discussion of the trends and the competition
  4. Morning Break (15 minutes)
  5. Presentation: Developing the Strategy Grid
  6. Workshop 2: Your company’s position on the grid
  7. Lunch Break (45 minutes)
  8. Presentation: Designing strategies
  9. Workshop 3: Developing your company’s strategy
  10. Presentation: Building the Entrepreneurial organisation
  11. Workshop 4: Determining how far you can go
  12. Wrap-up session

 (Participants will be organised in groups of four or five to engage in the workshop.)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the type of conflict they or their staff member may be experiencing.
  • Recognise their own mode of conflict and determine whether it is appropriate for the current conflict and know how to change that mode to be more affective.
  • Determine if a conflict is negotiable and how to negotiate through it.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to deliver a Manage Gossip in Your Workplace – workshop.
  • Practice individual and team interventions with other managers who want to learn right along with them.
  • Gain coaching in a safe setting, fully supported in resolving conflict through enhanced communication tools in their workplace.

Programme Outline

Topics to be covered include:

  • The need for entrepreneurship
  • Market assessment
  • Employee participation
  • Customer decision-making
  • Productivity tools
  • Need for innovation
  • Knowledge worker attitudes
  • Shrinking markets
  • Competitive forces and use of a strategic grid.

Facilitator's Bio-Sketch:

Dr. Ken Blawatt; B.Sc. (ME), Manitoba; MBA, York University; Advanced Studies, York University; PhD, Cranfield University, U. K.

Dr. Blawatt is a seasoned, well published professor of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategic Management. After retiring from Simon Fraser University and Thompson Rivers he has spent the last decade at Universities in Canada and the Caribbean teaching & developing Entrepreneurial Programmes. Dr. Blawatt has also lectured in Estonia, in northern India and the United States. His publications include a text in “Entrepreneurship”, published by Prentice Hall 1997, “Marketing Basics for the Caribbean”, published 2004 by Randle Publishing, Jamaica and “Marketing for the Technical Entrepreneur”, Waterloo University publications. He is currently updating his text on “New Venture Creation for the Caribbean”. His new book in “Strategic Entrepreneurial Management” was released May 1st and is available on, published by Business Expert Press.

More recently he completed a comprehensive study of Manufacturing and the Barbados Economy and a Study of Small Business Internationalisation in Barbados. Dr. Blawatt is a business consultant in Entrepreneurial Strategic Management in Canada and the Caribbean. He has been an advisor to hundreds of organisations in Canada and abroad including small and large corporations, governments and institutions. He was a consultant and advisor to the 100,000 member Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Ontario Centre for Automotive Parts Technology, the Federal Government Automotive Task Force, the National Research Council and the British Columbia Science Council.


Date View Event Calendar October 15th, 2014
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 1 Day
Cost TT $2,200.00 per participant, inclusive of all training materials, lunch, refreshments and certificate
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim ext. 330
Tamara Edwards ext. 157



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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