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.




  • 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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The course I’ve taken with you guys has bridged some gaps that I had before the exam. It didn’t just help me pass the exam, it actually enabled me to score among the top 3 of that examination period.

The course was very comprehensive, clear and practical. I would definitely recommend it for anyone interested in the field of strategy.

Abdulrahman Alturki, Senior Strategic Planning and Performance Specialist

Ministry of Human Resources, S.A.

I am very pleased to inform that I got certified SMP! I am grateful to you and LBL Strategies for your support for making this possible. I followed all the advices given during the course and those you gave for preparation of the exam, and i can say they were helpful.

Special thanks to Doug and Randall for making the Mastering Strategy course.

N’fah Zakarya Ouattara, Financial Controller

Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited

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.

It's official!  You can add one more to your list of Strategic Management Performance System program graduates who went on to pass the SPP certification exam. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Docebo materials and practical tips during the Mastering Strategy course, and for providing the recordings of all the sessions.  I used all of this information to prepare for the exam.  .

Thank you to you, Doug, and Richard for helping me prepare for the exam. I am excited about the new opportunities this may allow.

Karyn Linn,

“Thank you for helping me to pass the SPP exam. My regards to all LBL Strategies staff. My earning the SPP certification encouraged my colleagues to enroll the LBL Strategies Mastering Strategy Online preparatory course.”

Eng. Soliman Mustafa Soliman
Planning Manager & OSM
Defense Industrial Group (DIG)
Khartoum – Sudan

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- Bootcamp

Upcoming Bootcamp: Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) Certification Program

Join LBL Strategies, in partnership with the Baldrige Foundation and the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, for a live online education and training program.

Mastering Strategy Bootcamp is designed for professionals to acquire knowledge and build skills in leadership and management of strategy formulation, implementation and control.

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


10 half-day sessions, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST (Live online via Zoom)

Week 1: May 1- May 5, 2023
Week 2: May 8- May 12, 2023


5 full day sessions, in-person

October 23- 27, 2023 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Monday- Friday)

December 10-14, 2023 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Sunday- Thursday)


(Discounts available for groups of 4+)

Register by April 3rd for 5% "early bird" discount.

Mastering Strategy - Live Online 10-Week Training Program


  • Ten consecutive Tuesdays, June 6, 2023 – August 8, 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 May 8, 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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