Finally, a professional strategic planning and management program that works the way you work.

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 Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) 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 Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) 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.





“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!”

Lisa Price

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

“The course has helped me in my new position to develop coaching and workshop materials for our employees.”

Victor O. Okereke

Internal Consultant, King County – Washington State

“Ha sido uno de los mejores programas académicos que más me ha provisto de herramientas prácticas y metodologicas, listas para usar de manera inmediata”

(“This has been one of the best academic programs. It has provided me with practical tools and methodologies, ready for immediate use.”)

Ing. Miller Ruiz

Managing Director, Thomson Global Solutions

Four Learning Formats

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

Basic

Customized Independent Learning Online
From $48
  • Perfect For Those Seeking Customized Online Learning
  • The Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) content sold by individual phase, for self-paced viewing online.
  • Option to purchase Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) Certification Exam Preparation Guide1
  • Option to purchase text book (Strategy in the 21st Century, Rollinson & Young)
  • No instructor support
  • Phase 1: $48
  • Phase 2: $164.00
  • Phase 3: $106.00
  • Phase 4: $164.00
  • Phase 5: $164.00
  • All Modules: $495.00 (save over 20%)
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Self-Paced Online

Comprehensive Independent Online Learning
$1,695
  • Perfect for those seeking online self-paced learning
  • The entire Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) content for self-paced viewing online
  • Option to purchase Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) Certification Exam Preparation Guide1
  • Text book (Strategy in the 21st Century, Rollinson & Young)
  • Online support and discussion forum
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from George Washington University-CEPL
  • Apply for the International exam to become professionally certified by the Association for Strategic Planning as a Strategic Planning Professional (SPP) or a Strategic Management Professional (SMP)
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Live Online

10 Live Instructed Class Online Sessions
$2,695
  • Perfect for those seeking live online instruction
  • The entire Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) content taught in 10 weekly, live-instructed, online sessions
  • Option to purchase Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) Certification Exam Preparation Guide1
  • 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
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5-Day Boot Camp

One Week Live Concentrated Instruction
$4,950
  • Perfect for those seeking live face-to-face instruction
  • The entire Strategic Management Performance System (SMPS) content presented in 5-day boot camp
  • Option to purchase Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) Certification Exam Preparation Guide1
  • 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
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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 BASIC option of the Strategic Management Performance System allows you to customize which part of the program you would like to focus on, while eliminating areas you are already proficient in. Each module contains the full recordings and corresponding course materials available in the full course.

The SELF-PACED format for the Strategic Management Performance System is ideal for 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 Strategic Management Performance System 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 professionals to acquire knowledge and build skills in leadership and management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation and control.

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

Accredited Program

The Strategic Management Performance System program, in association with the George Washington University College of Professional Studies, covers the discipline of strategic management as a whole broken down into the required phases and steps for planning, implementation and evaluation of strategy as a managed process.

Built Upon the Entire Strategic Management Cycle

The program content is organized to be presented in order of occurrence if you were to “begin at the beginning”. A logic path for understanding the required phases (5) and steps (13) unfolds revealing a 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.

Professional, Industry Recognized Credentials

You can acquire certification in the SMPS process in addition to preparing to become certified as an Association for Strategic Planning Strategic Planning Professional (SPP), Strategic Management Professional (SMP) or designation as a Strategic Planning Associate (SPA)

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“Even though my schedule didn’t allow me to attend the classes live, I was able to keep pace with the course and make it through all the materials. I especially appreciate the program’s bringing together of so many approaches and the volume of research into one, cohesive process. I’d definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in the execution side of strategy development and management.”

Blake

Enterprise IT, Fannie Mae

“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!”

Lisa Price

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

“The course has helped me in my new position to develop coaching and workshop materials for our employees.”

Victor O. Okereke

Internal Consultant, King County – Washington State

“The program provided an overview of strategic management along with many tools and templates. It emphasized that each organization is unique and the approach chosen for strategic management needs to fit the organization. This class has positioned me to leverage what I’ve learned in my work environment and I’m already finding opportunities to the tools at my company.”

Gail Farwick

Senior Director Enterprise PMO, E.W. Scripps Company

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

Dr. James Stewart

Collegiate Professor, University of Maryland University College

“Ha sido uno de los mejores programas académicos que más me ha provisto de herramientas prácticas y metodologicas, listas para usar de manera inmediata”

(“This has been one of the best academic programs. It has provided me with practical tools and methodologies, ready for immediate use.”)

Ing. Miller Ruiz

Managing Director, Thomson Global Solutions

“This program did an excellent job of helping me understand how to help clients develop strategic plans to grow their businesses. The instruction team was very professional, seasoned and organized in their presentation of the material.”

Joy Howell

MBA, MPA, Managing Partner, Cambridge Strategic Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Are books included in the tuition fee?

No, books are not included. The course text “Strategy in the 21st Century: A Practical Strategic Management Process” (Rollinson and Young, 2010), is purchased online . You can browse the course text here.

Will there be quizzes or tests?

Yes, there are thirteen learning recognition quizzes and a comprehensive final exam completed during the program. The program quizzes are completed as ungraded learning recognition exercises. The program final exam is a graded instrument with an expected pass rate of 80% (or higher) to successfully complete the program.

Quiz and final exams are completed online via Survey Monkey. Quiz and final exam questions are multiple choice items responded to open book/open note and must be completed in one sitting. The instruction team provides feedback to students on all incorrect responses.

Can I earn continuing education/professional development credits with this program?

Yes, but you need to confirm this with your employer as they will have the relationship, as an organization, with an independent certifying body.  Check with your Human Resources department to confirm this along with securing approval for tuition reimbursement prior to registration.

How long do I have to complete the program?

You have twelve weeks to complete the program and an additional 30 days to complete the final exam.

If I have questions during the program who do I speak with?

Students have access to the program instructor and coordinator via email and phone. We encourage our students to be in touch with concerns and questions on learned content and tools being provided as it relates to their work situation and organization. We consider this an important professional level engagement because, more often than not, students in the program are also working in this field (or desire to be). It is typically in the aftermath of these discussions where learning (yours), planning tools we provide you and personal confidence (yours) come together and can be applied successfully.

When and where do I register?

It’s recommended you register no later than one week prior to the program registration deadline to have time to complete the first reading assignment and establish access to course materials in the program’s learning management system.

Still not sure which option is right for you?

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