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This workshop is recognized by the ASP as an exam prep course for SPP or SMP certification examinations
If you are interested in certification with ASP for the SPP or SMP exams, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will help prepare you for writing the SPP or SMP exams through lectures, group discussions, live instructor feedback, eBook Reinventing Strategic Planning: The Systems Thinking Approach®, participant materials including Haines Centre models, connection with instructors between sessions, access to all recorded sessions shortly after each live session and for six months after, shared case application and discussion, and final exam.
For strategic planners who are striving for ASP certification at either the SPP or SMP level
For strategic planners who want to learn The Systems Thinking Approach® to strategic planning and execution to make strategic planning actually strategic
For strategic planners who want to "up" their skills in Systems Thinking, strategic planning, plan creation & execution, and how to strategically management throughout the year
For strategic planners who are interested in facilitating and leading the strategic planning process in their organization
For strategic planners who want to gain an in-depth knowledge and certification in The Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management this is the first of three steps to achieve Gold Mastery in Strategic Management
For strategic planners who are interested in facilitating and leading The Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management as an independent consultant this is the beginning of a mutally beneficial relationship
For employees and leaders in private, public and non-profit organizations
For anyone who wants to learn from an ASP Pioneer. Valerie MacLeod was part of a group of 24 planning professionals who created the ASP Standards, Certification Process and examinations.
A simple and profound method for strategic and operational planning and execution. Based upon The Systems Thinking Approach®.
Learn our Systems Thinking-based 10-step model for Strategic Management.
Master a practical way to create more successful strategic plans that integrate risk into strategy development. Plans with built-in strategic agility, which will achieve superior results and have higher employee adoption.
Learn how to apply strategic thinking as a foundation for business sustainability.
Following our pragmatic 10-step Strategic Management model allows you to integrate risk, governance and strategy into a single management and reporting system that everyone can understand.
Create develop implement-able, successful strategic plans.
Eight live webinar sessions are taught by ASP Pioneer, Valerie MacLeod, SMP.
The workshop has been updated to ASP's BOK 3.0 and ASP's Certification Competencies 2021-2022.
Attending all eight sessions will help prepare you for ASP's SPP and SMP exams.
We have included four areas in our Strategic Management Process that are virtually ignored by the competition:
Preparing to Plan - What do you need to do BEFORE you plan to ensure the planning runs successfully? Who should be involved on the planning team? What process are you using? What's the commitment? Who's supporting us?
Involving Key Others - You can't have everyone on the planning team, so who else needs to support the plan's implementing & how do we involve them?
Preparing to Execution - What needs to be in place so that the plan can be successfully implemented? How do we rally support? How do we keep the plan vital?
Risk Mitigation - Are you confident in the board's and leadership's risk understanding? Can managing risk be cascaded to operational levels?
Understand Systems Thinking - a powerful tool for all aspects of your life.
Learn how to apply The Systems Thinking Approach® - it will change how you manage your business, your people & your life.
The Systems Thinking Approach®
Levels of living systems
Strategic and Systems Thinking
Levels of Strategic Thinking
Goals of Strategic Management
Role of Strategic Planning Professionals
Application to case study and your personal case
The Systems Thinking Approach® is the basis for our Strategic Management - planning, people, leadership & change.
Give yourself an advantage by preparing the people and organization for the best planning ever.
The Strategic Management Process helps you manage strategically throughout the year with our annual cycle.
Strategic planning vs. strategic management
Benefits of Strategic Management
Our Strategic Management process
Differences in our approach
Premises of strategic management
Prepare to Begin tasks - how to educate, assess, organize and tailor for the Strategic Management process
Planning team membership & roles
Support team & SMEs responsibilities
Application to case study and your personal case
The Strategic Management Process ensures success by looking outside yourself to build proactive strategies for handling changes in the external environment and managing risk.
Reduce resistance, build allies and diminish unintended consequences through involving stakeholders who are crucial to the execution of your plan.
Our Parallel Stakeholder Engagement process involves key stakeholders in ways that make sense for you and them.
Future environmental scanning using our SKEPTIC model
Key stakeholder assessment
Parallel Involvement process - who, how & when to include key stakeholders
Create clarity for where you are going. Picture what your organization looks like when you are wildly successful and discover your positioning in your customer's eyes.
Creating a shared vision
Mission drives behavior
Core values and culture
Measure what's important, not what's easy! Learn how to measure progress towards the organization you dream of becoming.
Traditional planning processes begin at current state, which is not a Systems Thinking approach. We assess our current situation in the context of where we want to go.
Failure of strategic change
Key success measures
Quadruple bottom line
Tracking & reporting
Assess the current state using SWOT 2.0
Develop high level strategies to bridge the gap between where we are and where we want to go.
Build practical strategic and operational plans that are tied to the long term strategy.
Strategy drives budgets, NOT budgets driving strategy - learn how to integrate your existing budgeting process so that it supports your plan.
Addressing the gap through core strategies
Linking strategies to measures
Strategic action items under core strategies
Three-year business/ operational planning
Cascade of planning
Simplicity in planning
Great strategic plans are just paper unless they are implemented.
Learn what to do BEFORE you execute your plan to ensure your achieve your goals.
Icebergs & Rollercoasters, what do they have to do with carrying out your plan? Two powerful models to ensure successful change management.
Ready your organization for the successful execution of your strategic plan.
Change vs. transition
Iceberg of Change
Content, processes, structures and culture to support change
Rollercoaster of Change
Managing yourself and others through change
Roles of leaders and staff during change
Prepare to Implement tasks - educate, assess, organize and tailor for successful management of upcoming change
Change management plan
Managing strategically isn't a single event. How to keep the momentum going throughout the year through a Strategic Management System.
Learn how to make sure you are working your plan every day & every year.
Annual strategic management system
Regular meetings for flexibility and speed
Annual strategic review and update
Strategic Management failures
Facilitation hints and tools
Sample ASP exam questions
Live online instruction led by SMP and ASP Pioneer, Valerie MacLeod
eBook Reinventing Strategic Planning: The Systems Thinking Approach® ($50 USD value)
ASP certification exam prep (SPP and SMP)
ASP certification practice exam
Shared case study to apply and discussion concepts throughout all sessions
Live group discussions of concepts and shared case application
Access to recordings shortly after each session
Access to all recordings from sessions for 6 months
Concepts you can use daily to manage strategically
Live interaction with instructors
Access to instructors between sessions
The Systems Thinking Approach® materials and models
Materials updated to ASP's BOK 3.0
Eight live webinar sessions:
November 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17, 2022 - in time for the ASP Winter exam cycle: November 21 to December 9
at 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, noon Mountain, 11 am Pacific
Included: Recordings of live sessions for six months
NOTE: I am considering offering the webinar series at 1300 UTC+0 if there is sufficient interest. Please contact me directly if you want to attend at this time: Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com
After attending the first webinar session if you are unsatisfied we will refund your money.
No questions asked!
"Before I had this training, strategic planning was just a couple of buzz words with little meaning. Now I know exactly what N1 needs to do to really implement strategic planning" - Wayne W, Navy N1
"These sessions have been a tremendous help to a somewhat seasoned education leader in a new organization undergoing tremendous and difficult change on many fronts - including my leadership. This learning helps me to reflect on and understand the big picture of what this school is going through; organize my insights about strengths and weaknesses; and, most importantly, provide the tools and strategies I need to facilitate transition." - Dawna H, SD School District
This workshop, like all of our workshops, is based upon The Systems Thinking Approach©.
At the Haines Centre, we have operationalized over 50 years of scientific research started by Ludwig von Bertalanffy (the father of General Systems Theory) and many other world-renown systems theorists, including the Society for General Systems Research into The Systems Thinking Approach©.
Our Key Strengths are:
"leverage knowledge to secure traction for innovation solutions in the organization"
"champion new insights with key stakeholders to view issues from different perspectives"
"engage and build relationships to create sustainable collaborative partnerships"
"facilitate safe environments for self-reflection and learning in the organization"
If you want to be more strategic and manage risk
If you want to lead people more effectively
If you want to lead successful planning within your organization
If you want to feel a sense of accomplishment
This program can be tailored to your organization's needs and delivered exclusively to your people.
This customized version can be delivered live-online or in-person.
Some of the many benefits of bringing the workshop in-house is the language is tailored to your organization's terminology, participants can discuss specifics of your situation in confidence and they can develop draft versions of your org's operational plans and strategic plan.
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