The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Aerospace & Defense

Haslam College of Business

Senior Leader Course

This course provides you with a proven road map to achieve and sustain competitive viability. An effective strategic planning process involves four critical elements: assessing your current situation, developing a strategy map based on that assessment, effectively communicating the strategy throughout the organization, and making sure it remains viable through ongoing governance.

You’ll learn key leadership techniques that will ensure your strategy is carried out and achieves lasting, meaningful results.

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Key Benefits

This course uses interactive engagements, individual and team coursework, lectures, and experiential and multimode learning to engage you to learn, think, and lead at higher levels. As a result of this course, you will . . .

  • Learn to develop mission statements, vision, core values, priorities, and goals
  • Develop strategies, metrics, and tasks
  • Acquire techniques to ensure vertical alignment of your organization’s priorities
  • Use governance to keep your strategic plans relevant and dynamic
  • Learn how to cascade and communicate the strategic plan across all levels of your organization
  • Learn key leadership techniques to ensure successful implementation

Intended Audience

Leaders in any organization and at any level who participate in strategic assessment, planning, communication, implementation, and/or governance.

Duration & Dates

2 days
Please call +1 (865) 974-5001 for custom course details and information.


James Cody—director of the Graduate & Executive Education's Aerospace & Defense Executive Programs. James has worked in strategic planning across “total force” needs of the U.S. Department of Defense and has significant experience working with the aerospace and defense industry.

James is a retired US Air Force colonel with 25 years of service. James holds 4 masters degrees that include an MBA from the University of Tennessee, a MMAS from the School of Advanced Operational Art Studies, a MAAS from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies and a MAS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


This is a custom course. Course may be provided at UT or a site of your choice.

For more information, call +1 (865) 974-5001.

Graduate & Executive Education ~ 504 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4150
Phone:+1 (865) 974-5001 ~ Fax: +1 (865) 974-4989 ~


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