Mastering Strategy for the Public Sector

Get strategy training that has been endorsed and informed by one of the nation’s leading public sector universities: The George Washington University: Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.

Public sector leaders establish and direct disciplined approaches to strategic planning and execution that fits their agency by being practical, sustainable and cost-effective. The Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System certification program, offered in association with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, covers the discipline of strategic management as a complete system broken down into the required phases and steps for planning, implementation and evaluation of strategy as a managed process. The Mastering Strategy certification program is designed to give public sector professionals the tools and skills they need to help their agencies and themselves succeed by:

  • Focusing on certain aspects of the strategy management process
  • Providing a fundamental grounding in the discipline of strategic management
  • Breaking down the required phases and steps of effective strategic planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Delivering a “process driven” understanding of strategy management
  • Building skills, competencies and professional credibility
  • Bridging the gap between strategic planning and execution in an agency
  • Managing or leading strategic planning
  • Preparing for the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) certification
  • Maintaining Project Management Professional (PMP) certification®

This program is offered in three different learning format options including online and in-person instructor-led.

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

Three Learning Formats

Customize the course to fit your requirements, speed of learning and what you need to accomplish.

Self-Paced Online

$1695

Independent Online Learning
  • The complete Mastering Strategy independent learning course offered online via self-paced format.
  • Text book (Strategy in the 21st Century, Rollinson & Young)
  • Online support and discussion forum
  • Earn Certification from George Washington University-CEPL
  • Course Offers:

  • Access to SMPS self-paced videos
  • GWU Certification in SMPS framework
  • Complete e-copy Toolkit
  • Access to content experts/instructors
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Live Online

$2695

LIVE INSTRUCTion ONLINE
  • The complete Mastering Strategy instructor lead course taught “live online” via 10 weekly class sessions
  • Text book (Strategy in the 21st Century, Rollinson & Young)
  • Live interaction with instructors, other students, and discussion forum
  • Earn Certification from George Washington University-CEPL in the SMPS Framework
  • Course Offers:

  • Access to live instructors/content experts
  • GWU Certification in SMPS framework
  • Online support and discussion forum
  • Complete e-copy Toolkit
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5-Day Boot Camp

$4950

Live INSTRUCTION in Person
  • The complete Mastering Strategy instructor lead “boot camp” course taught in person via one week of instruction.
  • Text book (Strategy in the 21st Century, Rollinson & Young)
  • Live interaction, learning, and breakout sessions
  • Earn Certification from George Washington University-CEPL in the SMPS Framework
  • Course Offers 

  • Access to live instructors/content experts
  • GWU Certification in SMPS framework
  • Online support and discussion forum
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1All four options will assist those preparing for the Association of Strategic Planning (ASP) certification exam. Strategic Management Group is a Registered Education Provider with ASP.

The SELF-PACED format for the Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System certification is ideal for public sector professionals who can’t predict their schedule to commit to a live course. You experience the full breadth of knowledge to acquire knowledge and build skills in leadership and management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation and control with the flexibility to learn according to your needs.

The LIVE INSTRUCTOR LED Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System certification program provides complete interaction with the course instructors immersing you in the industry’s most widely respected and universally applied practices in strategic management. The course is designed for public sector professionals to acquire knowledge and build skills in leadership and management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation and control.

The BOOT CAMP version of Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System certification is intensive, hands-on interactive education and training designed for public sector professionals to acquire knowledge and build skills in leadership and management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation and control.