Step change: How to thrive in the age of complexity

As digital, globalization and social changes accelerate to create more unpredictability and turbulence, business executives realize that the ways of strategizing and working introduced a hundred years ago have reached their limit. They want their business to become more agile but they either do not understand very well what agility is, they fear it, or they grapple with its limitations and implementation challenges. For example, a frequent misconception is that agile methodologies are necessary only for software programming or that agility means chaos and no hierarchy.

This Discovery Event is meant to equip you with the tools for increasing your business’ ability to thrive in this new environment. We will clarify that agile methods are not equal to agile management.

Who it's for

  • Business and functional senior executives who need greater organizational agility and think about the impact on their strategizing and leadership style
  • This programme is a discovery event only opened to companies that are part of IMD's Corporate Learning Network. As the EBU belongs to this network, we are happy to share this opportunity with EBU members only. You will get the chance to be among professionals coming from all other Europe, from companies in a wide range of industries.

Content Outline

  • The power of strategic agility
  • Aligning the organization: starting with agile
  • Aligning the organization: when agility becomes organizational design


Day 1: from 17:00 to networking dinner
Day 2: from 08:30 to 16:00 (including networking lunch)


Business Innovation Strategy


19 - 20 sept. 2019


IMD Campus
Chemin de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

Détails concernant l'inscription

To join, your company must be an EBU Member. There are only a few seats available.


  • EUR 950

The price include dinner and networking lunch. Travel and accommodation are at participants’ own expense.

Payment and cancellation policy


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation during the course.

Langues de travail


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Frederic Frantz
Responsable Développement - Formation des Membres
+41 22 717 21 48

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