May 09 2016

May 18 & 24th - Leadership Institute for Women - Grand Rapids and Southfield

Annual Leadership Institute for WomenMay 18, 2016 - Grand Rapids May 24, 2016 - Southfield

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

In today’s world, the rising needs of consumers and their increasing voice means organizations need to move in new, creative directions. This training is designed to take women business owners to the next level by showing them how to strategically position their company for growth. The session will focus on the foundations of the Blue Oceans Strategies and its role in achieving growth in their market space, while leaving the competition behind.

We will look at the Blue Oceans Strategy, whole notion of what it really takes to transforman organization, be it a small company or a vast enterprise. The principals and practicesare the same, it is merely a matter of scale. We will send the attendees home with a couple of simple tools that they can put to work immediately to help them better manage their organizations.

After spending the morning learning about the Blue Oceans Strategies, where its culture is grounded in data, it pursues differentiation vs low cost and it creates uncontested market space. We will show how to align the three strategy propositions - value, profit, and people, to help create uncontested market share. The attendees will be ready to hear what it takes to do business with your corporation.

A panel of corporate procurement professionals will discuss the following:

-What does it take to do business with their companies
-In what industries are you seeking suppliers or have opportunities
-What kind of mistakes have you seen suppliers make
-Tips on breaking through with the first contract
-What are the best practices for following up with you
-Questions and answers
This training is designed to take WBEs to the next level in their business through strategically planning for challenges and opportunities, while preparing them for the future.

Details and Dates:
Grand Rapids Event
Grand Valley State University
134E Richard M. DeVos Center,
401 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Registration at 9:30 a.m. Program from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $100.00 includes parking, lunch and materials
Register: Institute Grand Rapids

Southfield Event
Lear Corporation
21557 Telegraph Road,
Southfield, MI 48033-6817
Register: Institute Southfield