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Strategic Realignment

About the Program

Change happens. Regardless of whether change is forced or strategic, organizations often face disruptions that drain time and energy. Energy is taken away from implementing realignment to deal with the task at hand. However, successful realignment in times of complex change is often a deciding factor for future success for your business or organization. Learn the valuable skills required to lead a realignment that better positions your business for profitability and growth.


Strategic Realignment in Times of Change will help those seeking to lead their organizations through complex change. Participants will be led through this difficult process and learn the drivers for competitive strategy and how to win in the marketplace.


Feb 20, 2009


Course runs from 7:45am–12pm. Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and continental breakfast.

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  • Develop a framework for leading complex change designed to give clarity, positive morale and desired improvements
  • Understand the critical success factors for creating profitability and growth
  • Gain insights on moving forward with your business and organization

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“Kept class engaged, made us question, re-look at our views, question our approach, explore different perspectives.”

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This course is appropriate for executives and leaders responsible for business success. This includes those responsible for developing or influencing business strategy or driving change in their organization.


Alexander Zak, Ph.D. is an award winning faculty member at UC San Diego, who teaches a broad range of graduate courses at the Rady School of Management, the Jacobs School of Engineering and the School of Theater and Dance. He is a thought leader, a trusted advisor and an educator, with a broad range of global experience in building leadership capacity to solve complex business problems, develop insight, execute and drive change. His expertise is in creating business value by orchestrating experiential learning, consulting and coaching engagements focused on visionary outcomes.

Zak is a charismatic speaker who consistently receives outstanding evaluations from audiences around the world on a diverse range of topics: personal and team leadership, client relationships and business development, strategy and execution, engineering management, as well as numerous others.

Zak has taught, coached and served clients, within some of the world's leading multinational corporations and professional service firms for over a decade, including: McKinsey & Co., Booz Allen Hamilton, Egon Zehender, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Warburg Pincus, Permira, Cisco, EMC, Avaya, ViaSat, Ericsson, Infosys, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Ford Motor Co., Caterpillar, Ingersoll Rand, Disney, Genentech, CB&I, Skanska and Cargill.

Zak holds a doctorate in engineering and masters in management. His work and research is in strategic problem solving methodologies, management of complexity in enterprise systems and development of executive leadership capacity. Zak is fluent in English and Russian and is certified in MBTI ®.