Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Certification

The Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program, offered in conjunction with The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL) is an intensive, hands-on Continuing Professional Education program designed for professionals who are looking to build their skill sets in the management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation.

This program equips you with the skills you need to help your organization and yourself succeed by:

  • Imparting the full strategy management process into your everyday decisions
  • Learning effective strategic planning, implementation and evaluation practices
  • Learning how to lead strategic planning efforts
  • Bridging the gap between planning and execution
  • Preparing you for the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) certification (if applicable)
  • Maintaining your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification (if applicable)

Download the Complete Course Overview

Try out our Mastering Strategy Overview module here

ASP Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This program is offered in three different learning format options including online and in-person training:

  Self-Paced Online Live Online 5-Day Boot Camp
Available 24/7 X X
Access to lecture content
Program technical support
Access to learning management system including discussion forums
GWU Certification in the SMPS framework
Strategy in the 21st Century textbook Required ($65) Required ($65) Optional
Live interaction with instructors X
Instructor feedback on exercises X
Group discussions X
Peer exercises and reviews X
ASP mock exams X
Fictitious case study application X X
Lunch & learn speakers X X
Instructor “office hours” X X
Self-Paced Online » Live Online » 5-Day Boot Camp »

Upcoming Courses

2019 Mastering Strategy Boot Camp

United States:

  • Washington D.C.: April 22-26, 2019
    • Tailored to the public sector
    • Held at the George Washington University campus (Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052)
  • Washington D.C.: September 23-27, 2019
    • Tailored to the public sector
    • Held at the GWU Alexandria Graduate Center (413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250 Alexandria, VA 22314)
  • For more information:


  • Riyadh: February 10 – 14, 2019
  • Dubai: March 10 – 14, 2019
  • Dubai: July 21 – 25, 2019
  • Dubai: December 8 – 12, 2019

2019 Mastering Strategy Live Online

The next live online cohort is scheduled to begin September 24, 2019 and will run for ten consecutive weeks. You can register for the fall cohort here.

Mastering Strategy Customized and Hybrid Courses

LBL Strategies will customize the Mastering Strategy content and delivery to offer directly within your organization. We can create a hybrid course (combining live face-to-face sessions, online live, and online self-paced modules) and create a learning program that suits your organization’s specific needs. The advantage to a course tailored specifically to your organization, is that each breakout session can specifically involve the participants in strategy conversations around your specific situation, rather than simply discussing fictitious case studies.