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Brightline Initiative Announces the Launch of a New Online Learning Course in Collaboration with Coursera

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Brightline™ Initiative announced today the launch of a new online course, Turning Ideas into Results: Bridging the Gap between Strategy Design and Delivery. This course is provided in partnership with the leading online learning platform, Coursera. The course puts the power of idea implementation and strategy execution in the hands of senior executives so they are able to better bridge the costly gap between strategy design and delivery.

“Our aim with this course was to share Brightline’s 10 Guiding Principles to a larger executive audience, and deliver it in an engaging and impactful way,” said Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director, Brightline Initiative. “It’s important that senior leadership and the C-suite audience understand the problem with strategy today and for us to provide guidance on how best to approach the implementation-gap in daily practice.”

This free online course, offers a holistic view of how to transform strategic intentions into reality from the perspective of senior executives. Over the course of five weeks, Brightline connects the 10 Guiding Principles to the learners via the course’s self-reflecting assessments, discussion-based exercises, case studies, and insights from world-leading experts and practitioners in the field of strategy. For a limited time, through the partnership with Coursera, Brightline is offering vouchers for the free course.

“At Coursera, we help learners acquire the high-demand skills they need to perform both the jobs of today and of the future. The strategy design and delivery skills taught in Brightline's course are both useful for the leaders of today and will see increased demand as more companies look for the strategic leadership skills to transition their companies to the future of work," said Kevin McFarland, Head of Industry Partnerships, Coursera. “As such, we are thrilled to be joining forces with Brightline to make these valuable strategy skills accessible to leaders around the world."

About Brightline Initiative

The Brightline™ Initiative is a coalition led by the Project Management Institute together with leading global organizations dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery. Brightline provides organizations with three key benefits that will improve their ability to deliver on strategic intent: Thought and Practice Leadership, Networking, and Capability Building. Learn more at www.brightline.org.

Brightline Coalition

Project Management Institute – The Boston Consulting Group – Bristol Myers Squibb – Saudi Telecom Company – Lee Hecht Harrison – Agile Alliance

Academic and Research Collaboration

MIT Consortium for Engineering Program Excellence – Technical University of Denmark – University of Tokyo Global Teamwork Lab – Blockchain Research Institute

About Coursera

Coursera is an online education company that partners with 170 of the world’s top universities and industry leaders to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Since launching in 2012, the company has grown to 35 million registered learners who can choose among 2,900 courses and 300 Specializations. Leading universities are now also working with Coursera to offer online degrees in areas like business, computer science, data science, and public health. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.

Contact information

Brightline Initiative
Emil Andersson
Project Manager for Capability Building
emil.andersson@brightline.org

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