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Kaplan-Norton BSC Certification Boot Camp™


Learn from the people who wrote the books - not the people who read the books!

The Palladium Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard Certification Programme is the most comprehensive, extensive and authentic representation of the Balanced Scorecard strategy framework created by Dr. Robert S. Kaplan and myself. It is the only training and certification programme that we endorse.

--Dr. David Norton, Palladium Founder and co-creator of the Balanced Scorecard

Strategy Execution goes beyond the original Balanced Scorecard

Since the creation of the seminal Balanced Scorecard framework, Dr Kaplan and Dr Norton, working with Palladium, have developed the 6-stage Execution Premium Process™ (XPP™), a framework that supports thousands of organisations around the globe.

To support the adoption of the XPP™ framework by business and industry, government and non-profit organisations, Dr Kaplan and Dr Norton have personally designed the Palladium training curriculum and the professional Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard Certification Programme. Over 4000 strategy management professionals have enrolled in the programme so far and the community is growing rapidly every day.

What makes Palladium training different?

  • Learn from the source! Palladium is the “point of origin” for the Balanced Scorecard, as our founders, Dr Robert S. Kaplan and Dr David P. Norton are credited with the creation of the Balanced Scorecard Concept, Strategy Maps, Strategy Focused Organisation Principles and the Execution Premium Process™ - Hear from Dr Norton what makes Palladium training unique
  • It is delivered by the best and most experienced international trainers. Palladium’s trainers are highly seasoned practitioner-trainers with hands-on knowledge across many industries in organisations of all sizes implementing the Kaplan-Norton framework.
  • Helps you build your credentials and validate your proficiency with a professional Kaplan-Norton certification. The Kaplan-Norton BSC Certification Exam is a rigorous testing of knowledge, making the Palladium Certification the most sought after by potential employers.
  • Learning by doing! Participants work in facilitated groups to apply the theory in practice and be ready to take it back to their workplace the next day.
  • Share experiences and gain best practices from fellow practitioners. Our training provides unparalleled opportunities to network with peers, during the programme and after the programme in local strategy execution community sessions, future events or through social media.
  • Gain individual advice from a team of experienced Palladium consultants. At the end of each training day Palladium trainers and consultants are available for one-on-one sessions to clarify issues, guide you through your particular situation and provide timely advice on any challenges in implementation that you encounter.
For more information about the training, please contact Charlotte Taylor at or call +44 1225 462967.


The Kaplan-Norton BSC Certification Boot Camp™ in Dubai will be led and
delivered by senior expert Palladium trainer, Wale Buraimoh.

Wale began his career in IT and worked for 7 years in IT Project Management Wale for organisations including Barclays Bank. Subsequently, Wale worked in Business Project Management with the Executive Management Team at Newton Investment Management Limited and as a Strategic Projects Manager for Mellon Financial Corporation (now BNY Mellon). At Mellon he managed the development and implementation of an organisational Change and Development program across 5 major business units and 7 support units over a 3 year period.

Wale has worked with Palladium since 2005 as a Principal Consultant and Trainer in a number of sectors including the Education, Telecoms, Electronics, Logistics and Financial Services in London, Dubai, Nigeria, Jordan and Abu Dhabi.

Wale now works exclusively in the Middle East where he manages Corporate Strategy, Business Planning and Performance Management programs for organizations in the Water and Electricity, Water, Energy and Government entities. Wale has worked at the CEO/Director level for 12 years but is also adept at managing strategy implementation programs at all levels of the organisation. For example, between 2010-2013 Wale was the Head of Strategic and Business Planning and Performance at the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation in Abu Dhabi. Wale is an effective Change Manager who knows how to get best results out of people.

Wale holds a First Class degree in Information Technology and an MBA.

During the training you will have an opportunity to pre-book one-on-one time with Wale. If you would like to reserve your meeting now, please contact Charlotte Taylor at or call +44 1225 462967.


The Boot Camp covers the below content over 4 days.

Module 1: Develop the Strategy

  • Affirm mission, values and vision
    • Exercise: Mission Statement
    • Exercise: Setting the Vision
  • Perform Strategic Analysis
  • Define the Value Gap
    • Exercise: Change Agenda
  • Formulate the Strategy
    • Exercise: Value Proposition

Module 2: Translate the Strategy

  • Define Strategic Objectives and Themes
    • Exercise: Strategic Themes
  • Define Strategic Measures and Targets
  • Define Strategic Initiatives
  • Assign Accountability
  • Strategy Translation Process Overview
    • Exercise: Strategy Map

Module 3: Align the Organisation

  • Define the Corporate Strategy
  • Align Business Units
    • Exercise: Alignment
  • Align Support Units
  • Communicating the Strategy
  • Align the Workforce and Incentives
  • Alignment beyond the Enterprise

Module 4: Plan Operations

  • Set Priorities for Strategic Processes
  • Use process and driver models to operationalise the strategy
    • Exercise: Create a Driver Model
  • Create Operational Dashboards
  • Integrate Financial and Resource Capacity Planning
  • Integrate and Plan for Intangible Assets

Module 5: Monitor and Learn

  • Conduct Strategic Review Meetings
    • Case Study: Grand Hotel case study
  • Conduct Operational Review Meetings
  • Manage the Initiative portfolio

Module 6: Test and Adapt

  • Test the Strategy’s Cause and Effect Relationships
  • Using Data Analytics
  • Test the Robustness of the Strategy
  • Using Business Intelligence and Big Data

Module A: Leadership for Strategy Execution

  • What is Leadership?
  • Characteristics of Leadership for Strategy Execution
  • Organisational Building Blocks of Effective Strategy Execution

Module B: Strategic Risk Management

  • Define Strategic Risk
  • Identify Strategic Risk Events and Sources
  • Prioritise Strategic Risk Events
  • Identify Strategic Risk Indicators
  • Identify Risk Mitigation Initiatives to Eliminate or Reduce Risk
  • Monitor and Manage Strategic Risk

Module C: Create OSM Infrastructure

  • Establish OSM as Strategy Management System Designer
  • Make OSM the Process Owner
  • Use OSM to integrate other Strategy Execution Processes
    • Exercise: OSM Audit
  • Provide Staff Resources
  • Establish Senior Reporting Level


Registration Fees*

Super Early Bird - $4995 per person (registrations before 8 December 2016)
Early Bird - $5495 per person (registrations on or before 12 January 2017)
Full Price - $5995 per person (registrations after 12 January 2017)

Team Discounts
Signicant discounts are available for all public sector employees and group discounts are available for teams of 3 or more from the same organisation. Please contact Charlotte Taylor in the UK for your tailored quote on or call +44 1225 462967.

Payment Terms
Payment terms are 14 days from date of invoice, or if the date falls within 14 days of commencement of the event, then prior to arrival. We accept US Dollar payments by credit card - Visa, MasterCard or American Express - wire transfer or cheque. US Dollar wire transfers are to be made to:

Bank: HSBC Jebel Ali Branch
Currency: USD
Bank Account: 035-797000-101
IBAN: AE310200000035797000101
Address: PO Box 66, Dubai, UAE

Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be received by email to by 29 January 2017. After this date, all registrations, including no shows, are subject to the full Boot Camp Fee and no refunds will be made. Delegates may request to transfer their registration to an alternative course, subject to our terms and conditions. However, if a cancellation occurs within 7 days of the course start date, we regret that no transfers may be made to alternative events and no refunds can be given.


Media Rotana Hotel
Tecom, PO Box 503030, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 435 0000

Media Rotana is a luxury 5-star hotel ideally located in the Heart of New Dubai, TECOM area and is only a 30 minute drive from both Dubai airports and within easy reach of the major shopping malls and attractions of Dubai.

Media Rotana - Dubai

Media Rotana hotel are offering Palladium delegates discounted accommodation rates. A single room will cost AED 600 and a double room will cost AED 650.

Note 1: Above rates are per room per night subject to 10% Service charge, 10% municipality fees and AED 20 tourism fee.
Note 2: The rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast in Channels Restaurant and Internet Access.

To make a reservation, please download the booking form here or alternatively call Media Rotana on +971 4 435 0000. If you have any issues please email or call +441225 462967.