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Brookings Institution

Strategic Thinking: Driving Long-Term Success

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Think strategically before you develop your strategic plan to pinpoint organizational challenges and opportunities. Acquire a strategic-thinking framework that informs your agency’s investments in people and processes as well as the trade-offs you make because of limited resources. And determine the steps involved in strategy implementation.

“I’ve spent 34 years in DOD, many of them working on strategy. The course presented different ways to address short-term issues and achieve long-term impact.” – Class participant

OPM Competency: Strategic Thinking

MSL Credit Hours: 1

Program Benefits:

  • Define strategic thinking and how it applies to government agencies
  • Identify and overcome common pitfalls in strategic thinking and implementation
  • Learn the eight elements of strategic thinking and apply these elements to your agency challenges and opportunities
Brookings Institution

Politics and Policymaking

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Mar 25—26, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1995
USD 997 per day


How can you predict changes in government policies, and what strategies can you employ to leverage these changes? Dive into the policymaking process. Acquire new thinking on policy formulation in the legislative and executive branches of government. And learn how to analyze political trends so you can anticipate and effectively engage in policy debates.

“I now understand the process involved in changing policy. I’m using this information to solve problems for some of our agency’s stakeholders.” – Class participant

OPM Competency: Political Savvy

MSL Credit Hours: 1

Program Benefits:

  • Assess the various drivers of change in the political environment
  • Adopt a framework that increases your impact in policymaking processes
  • Engage in policy networks to more effectively respond to changes in the political environment