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Dr. David Cawood is the owner of a consulting practice specializing in strategic planning formulation, and implementation. The Company has been described in the business press as the most consistently successful strategic planning firm in Western Canada. His work has been featured in Business Horizons, B.C.Business, The Globe and Mail Change Page etc. He is an expert in strategic issues, and Board-level concerns across many sectors. His cross-sector experience allows for the rapid cross-pollination of best concepts and practices across industries and professions
A MAJOR EVOLVING COURSE–LEADING TO PUBLICATIONS, WORKSHOPS…
David has spent years working on a Course for CEOs and other professionals. It is about how to recover the imagination in a demanding schedule. The aim is to re-invent the next stage of your career. Only the most proven guides are used–including some from movies, novels, brain research and cases. This is about a tailored Humanities background for the resources you now need.
STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESSES
David has built his practice around the tailored design of appropriate planning processes that generate a workable and truly strategic plan. Equally importantly, he also helps craft the needed consensus, commitment and enthusiasm to get the plan implemented with success. Company leadership is a vital ally in this process, of course. Most of the clients listed here have experienced strategic processes, but each has been different in the light of their needs.
TAILORED, TARGETED STRATEGIC SESSIONS
David is skilled at the design and delivery of tailored strategic planning sessions, which generate consensus and commitment across diverse teams. For many years he designed and piloted Executive Development Sessions at Business Schools, and now helps organizations with their in-house strategic development processes. These make extensive use of very large wall charts and other design features that are unique.
He is familiar with the design and delivery of very large scale input sessions with up to 250 people at a time.