Competitive Edge Series

The Competitive Edge series is the premier educational program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Business and professional development classes offer attendees new skill sets and a practical application for implementation in their own business. A unique class takes place six times each year.

The Competitive Edge Series classes are FREE to members of the FIT 2 Level, and FREE with benefits to members of the FIT 1 and 3 Levels.

Strategic Planning is Killing your Strategy

Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

11:30am - 1:30pm

Early Learning Coalition Hillsborough County

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What is your company’s DNA, or its driving force? What strategy will lead you to supremacy in your “sandbox”? In this workshop, Mark Thompson will provide an in-depth look at concepts that have helped companies such as Caterpillar, Sykes Enterprises, Ball Corporation, Sun Hydraulics, Henkel, Fed Ex Freight, and hundreds of others achieve long-term competitive advantage.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how you can guarantee total buy-in and commitment from your management team.
  • Assess why you should create your own strategy and not outsource your strategic thinking to a consultant.
  • Determine if your strategic planning is killing your strategy.

Featured Speaker

Mark Thompson – Senior Partner, Decision Processes International

Mark Thompson is a Senior Partner with Decision Processes International and has been for 25 years. He is involved with all facets of their technologies such as Strategic Thinking, Competitive Analysis, Strategic Product Innovation, and Problem Solving and Decision Making.

Mark specializes in developing and managing corporate strategies. He directs the development of innovative business strategies by combining broad experience, insight, creativity, and analytical methods. Additionally, he has led over 300 strategy projects in numerous industries such as utility, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial, oil drilling, construction, and the defense industry.


See some of our past Competitive Edge events.