The Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) Certification, offered in conjunction with The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL) is an intensive, hands-on Executive and Continuing Professional Education program designed for public sector professionals who are looking to build their competencies and skill sets in leadership and management of strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation and control. Skilled strategic planning and management professionals establish and direct disciplined approaches to planning and execution that fit their organization by being practical, sustainable and cost effective. The program is available in three formats: Live in-person; Live online; and Asynchronous self-paced online.

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Participants Will Learn

Theory and Methodology

KEY ORGANIZATION DESIGN CONCEPTS & PRINCIPLES

  • Strategy analysis
  • Context, intent and alignment
  • Organization systems theory
  • Organizational complexity and volatility
  • Theory and practice of individual and organizational agility

CULTURE, STRATEGY, AND DESIGN METHODS

  • Diagnosing culture
  • The requirements that strategy places on culture
  • The pros and cons of different organization construction approaches
  • Selecting the right approach for the current culture

Certification of Learning and Resulting Skill Levels

SKILLS ASSESSMENT

  • Establishing a baseline for each participant
  • Evaluating the breadth and depth of their resulting toolkit
  • Identifying additional skills to fully develop their credentials
  • Exploring future trends in organization constructs for building in flexibility and scalability, for example, the impact of robotic automated processes, artificial intelligence, big data and analytics.

Program Overview

The program is designed for professionals looking to develop strategic management competencies and utilize various strategic tools to help their organizations and themselves succeed by:

  • Leading and facilitating all phases and tasks of effective strategic planning and management
  • Acquiring a foundation in principal developments in the study and practice of strategic management
  • Thinking strategically and screening for opportunities that best match the core competencies of the organization to deliver customer value
  • Aligning teams and individuals behind a common vision, strategy and strategic plan
  • Ensuring strategic priorities are aligned to strategy and designed to drive the right outcomes
  • Bridging the gap between strategy and execution via clear accountabilities, timely communications, effective measures, and creating line-of-sight to strategy
  • Leveraging an agile performance management system to guide effective decision making
  • Cultivating a strategy-focused organization to ensure governance drives strategy and strategy drives budgeting
  • Building professional credibility, including preparation for the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) certification and maintaining Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification

Program Agenda

SESSION 1: PHASE I – ASSESS AND ORGANIZE

Welcome and Introductions

Task 1 – Assess the Current State of the Organization

  • Current situation and strategy
  • Portfolio of offerings for performance and perceived potential
  • Longer term vision of key leaders
  • Strategic management gap analysis
  • Strategic management competencies
  • Felt need vs. actual need

Task 2 – Design and Organize an Appropriate Startup Program Based on Assessment

  • Define the scope of the program
  • Organize the program

Lessons Learned:

  • Role and importance of strategic thinking in the SMPS
  • Plan communications for team engagement and change management

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

Quiz #1

SESSION 2: PHASE II – ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Task 1 – Conduct External Strategic Analyses

  • Macro level trends driving your environment (PESTEL/ STEEPLE)
  • Micro level trends driving your environment
  • Scenario planning process

Task 2 – Conduct Internal Strategic Analyses

  • Core competency analysis
  • Work environment analysis
  • Core operations analysis
  • Location and resources analysis

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

SESSION 3: PHASE II – ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CONT’D)

Task 3 – Evaluate SWOT (OTSW)

  • SWOT (OTSW) evaluation
  • Review external scan
  • Review internal scan

Lessons Learned:

  • Design strategic management information system
  • Make the investment upfront

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

Quiz #2

SESSION 4: PHASE III – STRATEGY FORMULATION

Task 1 – Define Strategic Direction

  • Facilitation as a critical friend
  • Define vision
  • Define mission
  • Define values
  • Define strategic policies
  • Define overarching goal(s)

Lessons Learned:

• Effective facilitation techniques

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

SESSION 5: PHASE III – STRATEGY FORMULATION (CONT’D)

Task 2 – Establish Strategy

  • Define competitive positioning
  • Identify key drivers of success
  • Identify strategy alternatives for each key driver
  • Evaluate and select core strategies

Lessons Learned:

  • Business canvas model for start-ups and new product launches
  • Nonprofit governance roles & responsibilities

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

Quiz #3

SESSION 6: PHASE IV – STRATEGIC PLANNING

Task 1 – Develop Strategic Plan

  • Purpose of a strategic plan
  • Suggested components of a strategic plan
  • Construct a strategic plan

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

SESSION 7: PHASE IV – STRATEGIC PLANNING (CONT’D)

Task 2 – Develop Strategic Operating Plan

  • Purpose of a strategic operating plan
  • Suggested components of a strategic operating plan
  • Construct a strategic operating plan

Lessons Learned:

  • Nomenclature
  • Shortcuts and special cases

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

Quiz #4

SESSION 8: PHASE V – STRATEGY EXECUTION

Task 1 – Align Behind the Strategy

  • Communication and roll-out of the plan
  • Create a performance culture
  • Organizational alignment
  • Individual strategy alignment

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

SESSION 9: PHASE V – STRATEGY EXECUTION (CONT’D)

Task 2 – Implement the Strategic Operating Plan

  • The vital role of leaders in implementation
  • Contextual/situational factors
  • How to implement the strategic operating plan

Lessons Learned:

  • Leadership of engagement and management of change
  • Management of risk
  • Management of projects

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

Quiz #5

SESSION 10: PHASE VI– PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Task 1 – Measure Performance

  • What is a “measure?”
  • Performance measure categories
  • Three levels of strategy focused performance measures
  • Performance measurement process

Task 2 – Learn and Adapt

  • Double-loop learning
  • Creating adaptive organizations

Task 3 – Manage Strategy as an Ongoing Process

  • Move from measurement to management
  • Making strategy a continuous process

Lessons Learned:

  • Impact of data analytics and predictive analytics
  • Summary

Homework/Learning Partner Exercise

Final Certification Exam

Program Overview

The program is designed for professionals looking to develop strategic management competencies and utilize various strategic tools to help their organizations and themselves succeed. The program will help you identify principle developments in the study and practice of strategic management. You will develop strategic management competency and use various strategic tools to assess an organization’s environment, and formulate strategies to improve organizational performance. You will be able to translate strategies into operational terms and select and prioritize projects to drive the right outcomes. You will be able to describe the vital role performance management plays in strategy execution, while selecting performance measures that matter most. You will understand the critical role of communication and change management, and establish clear accountabilities to achieve organizational alignment.

Program Format

Date/Time:

Every Tuesday at 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT

September 29 - December 1, 2020

Location:

Online Live Via Zoom

Program Fee:

$2695*

Text Book:

$65 (required)

* If you'd like to talk to someone at LBL about payment plans or want more information about the program, contact us at contact@lblstrategies.com.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals charged with leading, managing or having responsibilities linked to development and implementation of strategy  
  • Owners and senior executives who see the need for more effective strategic management processes in their organization 
  • Professionals building a pathway to professional certification and career opportunities in strategic planning and management 
  • Project management professionals seeking to bridge the gap in strategy execution Strategic management consultants 
  • University level business management degree participants, both graduates and declared undergraduates, wanting to further define their value to potential employers

Why LBL Strategies?

  • Our trainers have a combined 150 years’ consulting and training experience in serving international businesses and public sector organizations
  • Internationally recognized subject matter expert(s) in organizational design
  • Recognized leader in organizational strategy development and execution
  • 35 years’ experience offering university and/or association sponsored certification/certificate programs

Instruction Team Credentials and Affiliations

The Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program is an approved exam preparation program of the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) and delivered by ASP “Registered Education Provider” LBL Strategies. The program is offered in partnership with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL). LBL Strategies is a federal and state certified Veteran Owned Small Business. LBL Strategies is a Registered Education Provider of Project Management Institute.

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