Education Event - Building a Strategic Mindset

  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Virtual - Link to follow
  • 10


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Building a Strategic Mindset

Presented by Mary Rapaport

In today's dynamic business landscape, strategic thinking has emerged as a crucial skill for leaders and teams to thrive. This thought-provoking presentation by Mary Rapaport, Chief Xceleration Officer, Strategist, and Strategy Coach at Xcelerate will equip talent development professionals with the tools and insights to create powerful development plans that foster strategic thinking within their organization.

Mary will guide you through the essence of a strategic mindset, exploring its significance and why it has become a critical aspect of modern business success. We will delve into the historical backdrop of the decline in strategic thinking, examining the economic, social, and other factors that have contributed to the de-prioritization of strategic thinking in the workplace.

Participants will learn practical and actionable approaches for developing the strategic capabilities of leaders and their teams. You will gain insights and ideas for helping your teams build, think, and operate more strategically.


Mary Rapaport has 20+ years of experience driving business outcomes and helping people do their best work. As a consultant and adoption strategist, she engineers learning experiences that help people get from where they are to where they need to be.

She is also the vice president of Professional Development for the Minnesota Association for Talent Development (ATD), helping colleagues in the field connect with the joy of learning.

Mary lives in Minneapolis and leads the Minority Business Growth Alliance (MBGA), a non-profit she founded in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. MBGA connects minority entrepreneurs with pro bono consulting support and connections to business resources. She helps entrepreneurs acquire new skills and capabilities, while also helping the broader consulting and business community develop a more expansive view of inclusion.

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