GEMM Strategy Intensives

The GEMM Strategy Intensives are based on over 20 years teaching experience and materials from MBA and custom training programs in Canada.  The Intensives develop leadership insights and management competencies required to strategically deal with the external stakeholder and internal organizational dynamics inherent to addressing the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the resource sector.  In delivering these programs there is a “double barrelled” effect as the concepts tools and skills we work with are applicable in many contexts both within organizations, and in their interactions with external players. They provide new strategic lenses through which to both understand and resolve problems at all levels within an organization.  Intensives are highly interactive learning environments with approximately 30 participants designed to help groups manage risk, create opportunities, solve problems, innovate solutions and grow networks.

GEMM Intensives: Innovative Learning Programs Within a GEMM Experience

Leading in the Complex World of Resources, Places, and People

The GEMM Intensives have been created to support organizations struggling to come to grips with the challenges faced by companies, communities, and governments struggling to find effective and resilient ways to engage with each other, and each internally to increase their effectiveness at doing so.

These programs will be customized for the context, the size and complexity of the organization. They will be in the nature of problem solving workshops, focused on finding solutions that can be tested in practice, adapted as needed, and implemented.

They will be constituted with groups who can bring to bear different perspectives to inform the discussions in different ways.

They will be developed with and by participants to meet their needs and expectations; different sizes, different mediums: sessions, seminars, speaking to meet different needs and different times and resources, from hours to a day, or several days or weeks. They will build of the success of the well- recognized GEMM Dialogue Series (www.gemm.ca) which has brought together diverse players from across the sector into significant conversations on critical topics in a unique format.

The GEMM Intensives will take the GEMM spirit, learnings, and tools into a focused action learning and doing settings that can be adapted to meet the needs of companies, communities, governments, both individually and in cross sectoral groups.

They will draw from and build upon the creative design innovations of GEMM, using simulations through such devices as video/script provides the connective tissue weaving together the program/projects, “Hands on” role plays, based on realistic and relevant situations, but different from the actual substantive challenges facing the parties

They will be led by Glenn Sigurdson and Jessica Bratty who bring a proven track record in both the public and private sector working within and between organizations, as intermediaries in resolving conflict, facilitators of partnerships, developing and leading multi sectoral dialogues in the resource sector (including GEMM which they founded and lead), and delivering both customized learnings programs and MBA course requirements.

They will bring their extensive and diverse experience and unique resources to work with the participants to create with and for them the spaces in different contexts- both internally within organizations, or between and among them. They bring to bear the particularly unique perspectives of “on the ground” and high level experience – interactions around a site, and in conference halls.