Get an intense workout in strategy and growth

The Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth (STEG) short course at the UCT GSB equips business leaders and executives to think and act strategically to grow their businesses in challenging times. 

Delegates will be able to: 

  • Address the latest trends and challenges facing organisations
  • Identify how to strengthen the organisation's business model
  • Build organisational resilience


Where there is volatility, there is also opportunity - and business leaders who can identify and leverage such opportunities will prosper. 

The Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth course provides the skills needed to navigate and thrive in difficult times using a dynamic blueprint for strategy and execution for growth.

Faculty: Grant Sieff

Meet the Course Convenor


Grant is the CEO of IC Growth Group, and founder of the Centre for Consulting & Strategy. He is also a Visiting Professor and a part-time Senior Lecturer in Strategy & International Business.

He has a background in strategy, leadership development and general management, and global experience in financial services, management consulting and corporate education, with extensive experience in Australia and South Africa.

He holds degrees from the University of Cape Town (BA Economics and Psychology; BSc Honours Computer Science), and the University of Sydney (MA Psychology; MBA). He holds a PhD from the University of Johannesburg, with a research focus in strategic leadership.


15% for 3 - 6 applicants (bulk discount applied from third applicant)

10% for 7+ applicants (bulk discount applied to all applicants)

10% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses



The Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth course is aimed at:

  • Leaders of organisations
  • Senior executives
  • Senior managers
  • Specialists
  • Change agents
  • Consultants

Delegates will be able to:

  • Understand and apply strategic thinking and planning frameworks and tools in their organisations
  • Engage effectively in a strategic conversation of relevance to the organisation
  • Build and communicate a strategic plan
  • Address the latest trends and challenges facing organisations
  • Identify how to strengthen the organisation's business model
  • Create and prioritise strategic options effectively
  • Sharpen the value proposition and value delivery system
  • Build organisational resilience
  • Influence strategic decision-making
  • Implement strategy effectively

The UCT Graduate School of Business takes pride in building future leaders and guiding the leaders of today toward sustainable impact in African business and society. 

Our degree programmes and short courses deliver learning experiences that are personally transformative because better people make better leaders. 

Our programmes are mostly offered at our vibrant Cape Town Breakwater Campus, at the heart of the city's most popular tourist attraction, the V&A Waterfront. 

The campus is equipped with modern lecture theatres, a library and syndicate rooms for group study, as well as restaurants and the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge that offers special rates for students . 

Find out more: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/student-experience



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