Alumni Feedback

Kathy Black

"SMPS program gave me the knowledge and background to feel confident in promoting learned concepts at my organization. I recommend it to anyone in a strategic planning role who must think about strategy and executing strategy."

Director, Office of Strategic Planning at American Association for the Advancement of Science

Lisa Price

“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!”

Executive Director
Office of Strategy, Planning and Performance
Prince George’s County School System

Linnea Musselman

“This course is applicable for anyone within the professional world who wants to gain a better understanding of strategic thinking.”

Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. James Stewart

“I personally like a straightforward, logical, hence teachable approach to strategic management, which this course well provided.”

Collegiate Professor
University of Maryland University College

Mastering Strategy for the Public Sector

Strategy Management Performance System Certification Program

The Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) Certification is an intensive, hands-on 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 SMPS Certification program covers the entire strategic planning and management cycle. The program content is organized to be presented in order of occurrence if you were to “begin at the beginning”. A logical path for understanding the required (6) phases unfolds, revealing practical strategic management process; one that is in alignment with the Association for Strategic Planning “Lead-Think-Plan-Act” Body of Knowledge guidance and professional certifications.
The program is designed to help public sector professionals and their agencies 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 agency 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

For more about the program, please visit LBL Strategies' website and download the brochure here

Professional Development Units: Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive certification through George Washington University (CEPL) in the Strategic Management Performance System

NOTE: The program does not offer academic credits from GW. 

Dates: TBA (10 half-day sessions)

Venue: Live online bootcamp

Tuition Price: $4,995



Doug Maris M.A. M.Div. SMP
Vice President of Operations
Senior Strategy Consultant
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 217-737-3731

Kateryna Pyatybratova, MBA/MA/PMP
Director, Marketing and Business Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-5309 (Direct)
202-817-9176 (Cell)