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School of Continuing Studies

XCPD-902 - Strategic Management

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Nov 18—22, 2019
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 3995
USD 799 per day
Feb 24—28, 2020
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 3995
USD 799 per day
Apr 20—24, 2020
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 3995
USD 799 per day


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About the course

Daily classroom topics include:

Day 1: Strategic Management Foundations

  • Understanding competitive advantage
  • How to employ organization resources
  • Learn how to sustain competitive advantage in any industry or sector
  • Impact of organizational dynamics on strategy
  • mportance of ethics and strategy
  • Explore strategic choices when competing globally

Day 2: Managing Strategy Formulation and Evaluation

  • Evaluate different strategy formulation models
  • Focus on choosing the best model and steps in strategy formulation process
  • Understand corporate-level, business unit, and functional strategy integration
  • Use of HBR simulation to understand strategy formulation and evaluation
  • Understand best practice tools to measure strategy performance

Day 3: Managing Strategy Implementation and Change

  • Focus on implementation of strategies
  •    Facilitating cultural change and barriers to strategic implementation
  •     Global and ethical challenges considered

Day 4 and 5: Capstone Experience in Strategic Management

  • Using guiding tools and templates, construct a strategic plan in order to maximize competitive advantage and organizational performance.
  •     Effectively present the plan.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the certificate, participants will be able to:

  •   Understand the processes of strategic planning in the public, private and non-profit sectors
  •     Use a template to lead the development of a strategic plan, including vision, mission, core values, goals, objectives, and strategies
  •     Measure and evaluate the performance of a strategic plan
  •    Communicate performance to organizational stakeholders
  • Practice strategic management from a global and ethical perspective

Trust the experts

John Corso

John has been Academic Program Director and Lead Instructor for the Certificate in Strategy and Performance Management for 15 years. By profession, Dr. Corso is an internal management consultant for the enterprise planning organization of a major public sector agency in Washington DC, in which ca...


Gary Steinberg

Mr. Steinberg is a distinguished member of the Federal Senior Executive Service and a recognized leader in strategic planning, performance management, and organizational management. Mr. Steinberg has served as Agency Director and Deputy Director for DOL’s Office of Workers' Compensation Programs ...


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