Are you struggling to lead in an uncertain future?
Is change happening too fast for you to keep up?
Are you worried your business won’t recover after the coronavirus pandemic?

If so, you’re not alone!

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up every part of our lives, but the real disruption to your industry is yet to come. Every crisis creates opportunities, and with so much uncertainty about the future, it’s never been as important to innovate. Innovation and disruption are two sides of the same coin: Disruption is when change happens to you, innovation is when you lead the change yourself. Even in these times of massive external change, it’s still possible to be proactive and innovative.

Innovation is everybody’s business now, and the best organisations and teams foster a culture of ongoing innovation. They engage their employees, customers, community, and other stakeholders to make innovation a habit, so it becomes embedded into everyday work and an important part of carving out a post-pandemic future by choice.

The key skill you need to thrive is foresight – the ability to look ahead into an uncertain future and identify the problems you need to solve, and for whom.

Who Is This For?

This program is ideal for:

  • Boards and C-level leaders
  • Other leaders with strategic responsibility
  • Business owners and their teams

What Do You Get?

  • Understand the external pressures affecting your organisation and industry
  • Determine top priorities for strategic action
  • Know potential obstacles and barriers to progress and growth
  • Identify key initiatives for implementation in the short and long term

10 Examples of Business Transformation in COVID-19


Coffee company Melitta switches from producing coffee filters to face masks


Restaurant booking platform OpenTable lets shoppers book time slots for grocery shopping


Manufacturer of handbags and leather accessories, Prolet, teaches people how to make their own anti-splash face shields


Apartment rental company Kasoku helps couples get away during lockdown

United Kingdom

Experts at Leeds University convert obsolete sleep apnoea machines into ventilators for COVID-19 patients

South Africa

UberEats partners with supermarkets to deliver essential items to homes in lockdown


Stage design and construction company Stagekings builds desks for people working from home


Mannequin manufacturing company Fusion makes face shields for healthcare professionals


Pepsi franchise ‘cbc’ converts Pepsi bottles into face masks


Hotel chain Zoku offers day rates to workers who find it too distracting to work from a home office

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How Does It Work?

The program is available in three delivery formats, each with multiple touchpoints:

  1. In-House Workshop: A half-day or full-day workshop, delivered in person at your premises (or at a suitable training venue)
  2. Online Delivery: Either one online presentation covering one of the modules/topics OR three online presentations, two weeks apart
  3. Conference Session: A conference session (keynote or breakout, online or in-person)

All options include ongoing support:

  • E-mail access to Gihan for 90 days
  • Access to the Disruption By Design resource centre for 90 days