Leading Strategic Initiatives (Program Management) with Greg Githens
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:
- Recognize why “initial starting conditions” are essential for strategic initiatives and apply appropriate techniques to assure benefits realization.
- Understand the competencies of personal leadership in strategy delivery
- Apply communications techniques to better convey benefits, value, opportunities, and promises to stakeholders
As organizations recover, pivot, and “bounce forward” from the pandemic, they will increasingly charter strategic initiatives. Strategic initiatives are distinct from initiatives intended to improve business operations. They are bold endeavors with large organizational scale and scope; thus, they are programs that apply tools from the program management toolbox.
When in crisis and emerging from crisis, individuals typically discover that a new kind of thinking is needed. Individuals need to acquire an executive and strategic mindset, reject out-of-date conventions and practices, and apply the principles of innovation and experimentation.
This training's primary objective is to provide proven leadership practices, skills, and insights specific to strategic initiative programs. Learners will exit the training with tools, perspective, and confidence to make instant, positive contributions to their organization.
The training content is grounded in real-world examples of strategic initiatives delivered through video clips, personal experiences, and case discussions.
- An example of a future-leaning career narrative
- Training logistics and learning objectives
- Program Management
- Programs versus project distinctions
- Main job of the program manager
- Five performance domains
- Getting off to a good start
- Governance and decision-making: Managing the choice cascade
- Communicating the program brand
- Discovery orientation
- Personal Leadership
- Big Ideas alignment, commitment, coordination
- Get off to a good start
- Psychological safety
- Personal leadership
- Prioritizing issues
- The LIDDS model
- Operations versus strategy
- Strategic Initiatives as a Change-the-Business Endeavor
- Closing performance gaps
- Using culture’s strengths
- Translating strategic decisions into tactical decisions
- Definition of strategic initiatives
- Delivering a Rolling Wave of Benefits
- Sustaining commitment
- Economic and emotive benefits
- Benefits are experienced
- Benefits map and traceability
- Program roadmap
- Incremental delivery of benefits
- Rolling wave
- Story Telling
- Key elements of a strategy story
- Prospective hindsight technique
- Elevator speech
- TACOS model of communicating innovation
- Better Questions Spark Better Strategy
- Four driving questions of innovation projects
- New models of expertise
- Resourcefulness and clearness in strategic thinking
The instructor was articulate, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The session was very interactive and insightful. I'll definitely attend more of such sessions, especially those facilitated by Greg. I learned a lot and I can confidently say that the seminar was valuable to my personal development, as well as career development.
January 2023 Attendee
It was new content for me and I felt I learned a lot of practical information to be able to take back to my current role.
January 2023 Attendee
PDU Allocation Table
|Ways of Working||Power Skills||Business Acumen||Total|
|CAPM® / PMP® / PgMP®||4||4||6||14.00|
|PMI-ACP® / Agile*||1||4||6||11.00|