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

Successful strategic management and execution helps organizations increase focus on strategy and results, improve organizational performance by measuring what matters, align the work people do on a day-to-day basis with strategy, focus on the drivers of future performance, improve communication of the organization’s Vision and Strategy, and prioritize in tough economic times. This program immerses participants in the industry's most widely respected and universally applied practices in strategic management. The Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program (SMPS) is professional education designed to deliver a "process driven" understanding and provide practical tools to those currently managing or leading strategic planning along with those desiring to develop their skills to take on more responsibilities in strategy management.  

The program is endorsed by the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) and aligned with the "Lead -Think-Plan-Act" Body of Knowledge Guide. Participants will gain valuable experience and establish a pathway to ASP Certification. To date, program graduates pursuing ASP's "Strategic Planning Professional" certification have a 100% pass rate. The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) awarded the Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program as an “exemplary, outstanding results-oriented program”. The SMPS program content experts and instruction team bring 30 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering university sponsored certificate programs. Participants will obtain the tools necessary to be successful in the practice of strategic management while learning to lead a planning and management process from proven experts. 

Our Mastering Strategy SMPS Certification Program is designed to help you with the following:

  • Lead your organization through strategic planning and performance management process
  • Improve organizational performance, specifically by looking at a few critical performance metrics
  • Align the daily work with higher-level strategy
  • Enhance communication of the organization’s Strategic Direction (“where we are going”) as well as the Strategic Operating Plan (“how we are going to get there”)
  • Learn how to prioritize in times of economic hardship and political uncertainty

This certification program is offered as an open enrollment online program with blended learning formats. 

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

May 4-8, 2020
October 12 – 16, 2020

Cost: $4,950
Materials fee: $35

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