Strategic Applications: Module II – Advanced Certification Course

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War Gaming Theory & Practice - CI 401

FACULTY: GILAD
CREDITS: 1.8 CEU CREDITS (2 Day Course)
WHEN: Amsterdam: April 24-25, 2017 and Boston: June 12-13, 2017
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ACIVerified_CIP2FinalA NOTE TO WAR-GAMING PARTICIPANTS:
Prerequisite of CI 301: Competitive Blindspots or CI 302: Cross-Competitor Analysis highly recommended. Also, to gain the greatest benefit from this two-day program, be prepared to review the case material in advance.

A war game WAR (Way Around Risk) Gaming is a uniquely structured battle of minds between teams representing various rivals in the industry. We start the course with a theoretical framework for understanding industry evolution, deciphering competitor behavior and generating strategic options, and then progress to application using real data to the point of making market forecasts checked against real events.

On Day One, we lay the framework for analyzing the industry, evaluating the company’s strategic position, and predicting competitor vulnerabilities. Day Two is devoted to an analytical battle between teams, similar to a chess game, and concludes with the most likely competitor scenarios and formation of specific action recommendations.

Combining theory and practice, you will learn to:

  • Role-play competitors with the most cutting edge techniques
  • Learn to run both “Landscape” and “Competitor Response” war games
  • Make the most accurate predictions of third parties’ moves
  • Understand all the steps needed to organize and play effective games
  • Understand precisely the role of intelligence in a war game

Participants will receive Dr. Gilad’s new book, Business War Games (Career Press, 2008), the only such book in the market!

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Even when I sat through endless fantastic sessions at a top MBA School with Strategy experts, they still lacked the insightful, realistic, practical approach you showed us in just 2 days. I’m a fan.
Blanca Rosales, Novartis
The course left me wanting more. I couldn’t wait to get back to work to put what I had learned to use.
Tyler Oborn, Mars
Great Course…The concepts taught in the War Gaming class are immediately applicable to any business and any industry, at any phase of the business life cycle.
Howard Miller, Northrop Grumman
Enriching, exciting, and fun!
Aysar Tayeb, Saudi Aramco
This will challenge you to be a better CI professional regardless of your current level of expertise!
Joe Twist, Novartis
Fantastic real-world application of theory that was in the Anticipating Disruptions course (CI 403). It allows you to see academia hit the business world head on.
Jeff Orf, The Boeing Company
Very hands-on and pragmatic course on War Gaming. I will implement my learnings at work!
Ingemar Svensson, Ericsson
You will distinctly remember Ben Gilad’s courses so much more than any other course you have taken before. His energy, wisdom and experience in strategic intelligence is unparalleled!
Heresh Rezavandi, UCB


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