HEC Montréal is training executive managers all over the world.

In January 2018, Professor Taïeb Hafsi offered a first seminar “Competencies of Strategic Thinking” to high executive managers in Iran.

As the 3-day seminar was a success, Professor Hafsi went back to Iran in July 2018 to provide another 3-day seminar on “Competencies of Strategic Thinking”.

He also gave a one-day seminar in Tabriz as well as a successful conference in strategies to over 100 persons in Tehran.

This achievement was possible with the collaboration of our partner NESHA Group.

My responsibility is strategic planning and I can say that there are no tools or best practices that I haven’t heard about in my line of work. But during my learning experience with the Nesha Group and HEC Montreal, I learnt that strategic behavior is based on mental- emotional pillars. Hopefulness and the ability to delay gratification without which, strategic planning is pointless.

Mostafa Hashemi, Strategy deputy of Pegah Golestan

Different than many past programs, which mainly had mere academic and theoretical value, this program was indeed a workshop, and I learned practically from it.

Mohammad Hamidi Nejhad, Manager of production lines modification projects at Golgohar Sirjan inc.

I’d heard a lot about the BCG strategy matrix, and I even taught it in my classes. But a program has never been successful in teaching me the mindset and rationale behind it. The strategic thinking program with professor Hafsi, however, was able to teach me that this seemingly repetitive and common practice in management teachings in Iran is yet to be fully understood and learnt! Maybe that is why, despite all the present teachings in the field of strategy, most of our companies generally fail to manage strategically

Mohammad Jamei Moghaddam, CEO of Noavaran Modiriat Saba

I had the privilege to take part in this valuable program. The takeaway from it was that strategic management in public and private sectors is vastly different. You simply can’t use the same strategic management tools for the private sector to lead and manage the public sector.

Ruhollah Gorgani, Head of institution of higher education of Tehran Municipality