Preparing for the IASP Certification Exam?

Look no further! LBL Strategies is a Certification Preparation Provider (CPP) and Authorized Learning Provider (ALP) for the International Association for Strategy Professionals. We have proven success with equipping learners to pass the IASP Certification Exam:

        • Currently a 96% pass rate of the IASP SPP certification exam of those who have completed our SMPS course
        • At last count, 18% of all IASP certified professionals completed the LBL SMPS course on their pathway to certification
        • Alignment of the SMPS content to IASP Body of Knowledge Guide 2.0

LBL Strategies offers the FIRST online IASP Certification exam preparation course.




  • Winter cycle: November 21 to December 9


  • Spring cycle: May 22 to June 9;
  • Fall cycle: September 4-17;
  • Winter cycle: November 27 to December 8
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The Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program, offered in association with the George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, part of the College of Professional Studies 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 principles and practical tools to guide agile planning and decision making.
  • Preparing you for the International Association for Strategy Professionals (IASP) certification (if applicable)

As a founding member and Registered Education Provider for the International Association for Strategy Professionals (IASP), we stay at the forefront of strategy education, training, professional certification, and consultation services.

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Strategic Management Client almajdouie logo I would like to inform you that I have passed my International Association for Strategy Professionals SPP exam and am officially SPP certified. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the LBL team for the great and professional training provided (as well as all the help afterwards) which allowed me to pass this exam and acquire the certificate.

Khaled Al Sakhel, SPP Senior Investment Specialist
Almajdouie Group Holding.
Saudi Arabia

"I'm thoroughly enjoying this course. It's definitely the best strategic planning course I've taken over the years. Wish I'd known about it several years ago! I also wanted to let you know that I passed my International Association for Strategy Professionals SMP exam. I'm thrilled! No doubt your prep course was very beneficial in my preparation."

Lisa Price, SMP Executive Director
Office of Strategy, Planning and Performance
Prince George's County School System

Southern New Hampshire University logo "This course offers a clear, compelling introduction to strategic management that is easily navigated and digestible with excellent knowledge checkpoints along the way. So thankful to LBL Strategies for such an excellent IASP test prep course."

Jacqueline Lavorgna, SMP Associate Director
Education and Business Transformation
Southern New Hampshire University

nasa logo web "The Mastering Strategy Program provided a comprehensive framework (Strategic Management Performance System) to think about strategy as a discipline starting with assessing the needs to strategy formulation, execution and performance management."

Naseem Saiyed
Deputy Director for Strategy

GDMS logo "It was one of the best courses I have ever taken, I liked the "Tools" of the Strategic Management which I am currently using them at my work. I feel I am equipped with the right "toolbox" I should use, having the theory behind it, and the rational that help me to gain confidence."

Nasser Turki Alotaibi
General Directorate of Military Survey
Saudi Arabia

The Strategic Planning Professional (SPP) course provided me both the theory and practice of what it takes to devise a coherent, executable strategy. As a member of the DoD, I see great value in applying this knowledge to shape the strategic direction of my organization and implement, execute, and assess both the long-term strategy and strategic operating plan. The course work, case studies, templates all were very helpful in passing the exam and getting ready for the SPP certification process. Lastly, the professional cadre were very helpful and provided the individual attention to promptly answer every question I had about the content, process, and contributed greatly to my success in the course.

Major Brett Butler, US Army.

Questions? Reach out to schedule a meeting with a member of the LBL Strategies team.

This program is offered in three great format options:

Mastering Strategy Customized and Hybrid Programs

If you are an employer or organization looking for a tailored strategy training solution, LBL Strategies will customize the Mastering Strategy content and delivery to be offered directly within your organization. We can create a hybrid program (combining live face-to-face sessions, online live, and online self-paced modules) and design a learning program that suits your organization's specific needs. The advantage to a program tailored specifically to your organization is that each breakout session can specifically involve the participants in strategy conversations around your specific situation.

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Upcoming Programs

Mastering Strategy Bootcamps

Upcoming Bootcamp: Mastering Strategy in Healthcare

This live, online program, geared toward healthcare leaders, will apply the Strategic Management Performance System, along with the Baldrige Framework in session one, to the myriad issues in healthcare today.


10 half-day sessions from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST

Week 1: October 17-21, 2022
Week 2: October 24-28, 2022

This program is recognized by the International Association for Strategy Professionals as an IASP exam preparation course (for both SPP & SMP).

(Discounts available for groups of 4+)

Program is open to the first 25 enrollments. Those who enroll before September 19 will receive an automatic 5% "Early Bird" discount.

Mastering Strategy - Live Online 10-Week Training Program


  • Ten consecutive Tuesdays, February 7- April 11, 2023
  • Each two-hour session will run from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET.
  • Receive 5% Early-Bird Discount when registering prior to January 9, 2023

This program is open to professionals from ALL sectors.

Online Live via Zoom
Course Fee: $2895*
Textbook: $65 (required)

Mastering Strategy Self-Paced Online

You may register and proceed through the Mastering Strategy program at your convenience utlizing our highly interactive on-demand modules.

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