Project Management Institute

Leading Strategic Initiatives (Program Management)

Description

Topics: Leadership Development | Strategic Application and Governance | Strategic Planning and Implementation | Benefits Realization

Strategic initiatives are one of the newest tools in the strategic management toolkit. Organizations of all sizes and in all sectors use them to achieve stretch goals, transform organizations, and gain stakeholder commitment. Strategic initiatives are bold endeavors with large organizational scale and scope; thus, they are programs and not “strategic projects.” 
 
This seminar is suitable for those who want to learn practical leadership concepts for turning strategic intent into action. The primary objective is to provide proven leadership practices, skills, and insights specific to strategic initiative programs. Participants will exit the seminar with tools, perspective, and confidence to make instant, positive contributions to their organization. Using case discussions, video clips, and real-world examples of strategic initiatives, this class will help you acquire an executive and strategic mindset. 

Pre-Work: 1.0 hours.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the distinctive leadership competencies of program managers (compared to project managers)
  • Identify the four LIDS leadership roles for a program manager
  • Recognize how the BREAD model defines the five performance domains of program management
  • Recognize the characteristics of good strategy and align programs with strategy
  • Use metrics to “tell a story” about benefits realization
  • Gain better support change and transformation initiatives
  • Develop effective governance that avoids bureaucracy

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP/PgMP 4 4 7 15.00
PMI-ACP 1 4 7 12.00
PMI-SP 0 4 7 11.00
PMI-RMP 0 4 7 11.00
PfMP 1 4 7 12.00
PMI-PBA 0 4 7 11.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)

Gregory

Gregory D. Githens PMP

Greg Githens’ mission is to upskill individuals to make positive impact by delivering useful ideas and new perspectives. His engaging enthusiastic style has earned him the reputation as one of PMI’s most popular speakers.

Greg is the author of How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success. This highly rated book explains that strategic thinking is an individual competency composed of 20 microskills. Because strategic thinking is rare and valuable, those who demonstrate it have more value to their organizations and are more promotable.

Greg has been a featured speaker at PMI congresses, PMI chapters, The Management Roundtable, and elsewhere. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University (USA) and a master’s degree from Miami University (USA).

Course Information

PDUs
15
CEUs
1.5
Level
Progressive
Length
2 Days
Dates
26 - 27 February 2020

Price

Member Price
US$1560.00
(US$1456.00 before 13 January)
Non-Member Price
US$1862.00
(US$1612.00 before 13 January)
Government Pricing
US$1456.00

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