Dr. Selva Pankaj, CEO, Regent Group and Creator & Author, Thinking into Character attended the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal executive education programme at the Stanford Graduate School of Business between 27th October and 1st November, 2019.
The one week intensive programme, a unique collaboration between Stanford and Harvard, aimed to help participants overcome the inertial forces that plague big organisations in order to design an ambidextrous organization that can generate streams of innovation.
Led by Stanford GSB’s Charles O’Reilly and Harvard Business School’s Michael Tushman, the programme provided a proven methodology for diagnosing strategic challenges combined with design thinking techniques and business-challenge work groups to help organisations innovate.
As part of an Innovation Challenge assignment, Selva presented a case study on how he looks to build Regent College London and turn it into a fully-fledged university: Regent Hill University, incorporating our transformational programme, Thinking into Character, into the process. The programme provided a systematic methodology for dissecting challenges, and developing tools for promoting innovation and strategic change within the organisation.
Selva benefitted from guidance from the course leaders on the strategies recommended for this shift in the organisation and has now disseminated the methods learnt to his senior leadership team.