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Strategic Planning & Management Training and Consulting Solutions

Strategic planning is used by organizations to set priorities, focus energy and resources toward agreed upon goals, and assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful.


Strategic Planning Training and Certification

Skilled strategic planning and management professionals establish and direct disciplined approaches to planning and execution that fits their organization by being practical, sustainable and cost effective. The Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System certification program, offered by Strategy Management Group (SMG) in partnership 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 professionals the tools and skills they need to help their organizations 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 organization
  • 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 four different learning format options including online and in-person instructor led.


Strategic Planning Consultation and Facilitation

SMG offers consulting and facilitation services that are tailored to each client’s unique needs to help you:

  • Organize and assess your current situation by reviewing the trends impacting your organization, and assessing stakeholder expectations
  • Establish strategic direction by articulating your organization’s vision, mission, core values and overarching goals
  • Examine the important drivers of success and formulate strategies to improve your organizational performance
  • Identify and articulate strategic objectives to best reach your vision
  • Identify and analyze key performance indicators to measure what matters most
  • Improve organizational alignment and strategy communications using the framework that is most appropriate for your situation
  • Ensure strategic initiatives and projects are aligned to strategy and designed to drive the right outcomes
Our facilitation approach builds off our Nine Steps to Success™ framework, which is a disciplined, practical, and tested approach to developing a strategic planning and management system. We adapt the framework to reflect the client’s unique needs and schedule, but training is always an integral part of the framework, as is change management, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on “teaching clients to fish, not handing them a fish”, so the scorecard system can be sustained after our consultants leave. The system components are developed by your team during a series of facilitated workshops that are designed to be high energy and focused on specific deliverables.


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Sandra Sanderson

Senior Strategic Planning Analyst, Wyoming Department of Transportation

“You learn a lot about organization indicators at different levels. Fully recommended for all professionals involved in this world of organizational performance.”

Edwin Mieses

Strategic Planning Analyst, Dominican Electric Transmission Company

“A worthwhile experience that has given me the tools to think strategically both for my organization and myself.”

Eric Rossmanith

Logistics Analyst, US Marine Corps Systems Command