Alumni Feedback

Vanessa Weatherington

Deputy Director of Workforce & Federal Programs, DC Dept. of Employment Services

“Initially, I was not sure I would pick up the content in just 6 days, but this program was so clear and relatable it made absorbing the new terms and methodologies easy. The instructors brought real-life experiences and subject matter expertise to life in the program.”

Robert Williams, Jr.

Prince George’s County Council Administrator

“The program was greatly appreciated and will be applied to enhance the agility and effectiveness of the organizations I serve and lead.”

Eva Laguerre

Director of Licensing and Compliance, DC Government

“The program was very informative and will help me in my current work and future endeavors. It was great to connect the dots between strategic planning, systems thinking and organizational design.”

Philip Walker

Training Coordinator, DC Government

“This was an excellent program, and the instructors were obviously masters in this area!! I was glad to be part of the inaugural cohort!”

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: May 3-7 & 10-14, 2021 (10 half-day sessions)

Venue: Live online bootcamp

Tuition: $4,995

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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)