The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Aerospace & Defense

Haslam College of Business

Strategy, Alignment & Deployment

This workshop provides leaders with detailed knowledge of strategy alignment and deployment (SA&D) through the use of lectures and discussions. Participants learn methodologies for building a strategy map, developing a governance plan to oversee the execution of the strategy, and how to communicate the plan throughout the organization. Participants can utilize existing organizational mission, vision and values as a jumping off point to create the map to set priorities and objectives that achieve success.

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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

Senior leaders charged with developing the strategies, metrics, tasks, and communications that enable an organization to achieve its mission and vision.

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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