Strategic Leadership Executive Education Workshops

June 8 & 9, 2017

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$750 per participant

Save $100 with early-bird pricing.
Available until May 8, 2017

UCF Alumni, non-profit organization, and multiple-registration discounts also available. more info

Effective Strategy is Realized Through Effective Leadership


This two-day workshop gives you the information you need to succeed as a leader, time to apply newly learned principles to real-world cases and your own organization, and Q&A interaction with Dr. Robert Porter, whose strategic leadership consulting expertise is widely sought.

Effective strategies guide companies to a unique high-value position in their market. This leads to a competitive advantage for the companies. Leaders must set a clear vision, align company resources with their vision, and execute their strategic plan to actually achieve a competitive advantage. Dr. Robert Porter developed this highly interactive two-day workshop on Strategic Leadership to help you and your team address these challenges. He combines the art and science of effective leadership with strategic planning methods that work—giving you the opportunity to walk-away with the toolkit you need to gain and sustain a competitive advantage.


  • Mid-level and senior managers or those transitioning into managerial roles across functional areas including, but not limited to operations, R&D, engineering, finance, marketing, HR, across all industries
  • Managers, executives, and small business owners with responsibility to develop and influence the strategic direction of their firms


  • Identify your personal leadership style
  • Discover your most effective leadership role
  • Learn practical methods to analyze you competition and implement strategy
  • Strengthen your ability to lead strategic change
  • Appraise your firm’s competitive strategic position in the market
  • Earn 14.0 Technical Business CPE’s & 13.0 HRCI credits



Robert L. Porter, Ph.D., is an accomplished leader in business development and implementing strategic leadership. He earned his Ph.D. at UCF’s College of Business Administration focus on Entrepreneurship and Strategy. He is the Executive Director of the UCF Executive Development Center and he regularly teaches in UCF’s Executive & Professional MBA programs. Prior to joining academe, he enjoyed an illustrious career with General Electric, NCR Power Systems, and AT&T, along with numerous start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. He also was Chief Operating Officer and member of the organizing team that founded and then successfully sold a community bank.


Workshop Overview

Day 1 –8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Introductions
  • Day One Agenda and Leadership Overview
  • Your Individual Leadership Behavioral Style – DiSC
  • Leadership Development Framework – VAE
  • Vision – How Leaders Create and Sustain Direction
  • Alignment – How Leaders Align Key Resources
  • Execution – How Leaders Get Things Done
  • VAE Summary
  • Leadership Case – Reed Hastings and Netflix
  • Leadership – Day One Summary

Day 2 –8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Strategy Defined
  • How You Should Measure Your Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Leadership Process (SLP) Overview
  • Analysis – The Foundation of a Successful Strategic Plan
  • Formulation – Plans to Tailor Your Value Chain
  • Implementation – Putting the Plan Into Action
  • Strategic Leadership Process Summary
  • Strategy Case – Netflix
  • Strategy – Day Two Summary



“The UCF Strategic Leadership class provided me with techniques to improve my strategic thinking of complex relationships between the organization and its environment.”

Bill Causey, Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation

“Strategic Leadership was one of the greatest courses I have attended in the last 20 years. The most productive part of the course was the case study for groups of attendees.”

John Garcia, Business Manager, Conpilog Int. Co.

“The Strategic Leadership workshop was an incredible experience that provided a great platform for me to become a more effective leader and think more strategically. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in growing their capability to lead and manage a team or a business.”

Gary Stafford, Partnership Director, Ultimate Staffing Company

“I recommend the two day Strategic leadership workshop to any current manager/leader or individual who is moving into a leadership role to gain simple yet highly effective tools to succeed and grow within an organization.”

Rodney Gutierrez, Director of Sales, Orange County Convention Center