Leading Strategic Initiatives (Program Management)

PDUs

CEUs

1.5

LEVEL

Advanced

LENGTH

2 Days

PMI Member Early Registration

$1350

PMI Member
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$1455

Non-Member Early Registration

$1495

Non-Member

$1595

Note: Pricing may vary based on country

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Seminar Description

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. 

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.

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  •  
  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 4.00
  • 4.00
  • 7.00
  • 15.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 1.00
  • 4.00
  • 7.00
  • 12.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 7.00
  • 11.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 7.00
  • 11.00
  • PfMP®
  • 1.00
  • 4.00
  • 7.00
  • 12.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 7.00
  • 11.00
  •  
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

Locations Offered

Mega SeminarsWorld® in Orlando

28 - 29 June 2017 Orlando Florida, United States


Mega SeminarsWorld® offers the same opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge from PPPM experts in small group settings that you find at any SeminarsWorld program, plus the ability to earn additional PDUs outside the classroom and build your professional network through shared meals and receptions attended by more than 600 participants. Register by 15 May for early bird rates, and through 31 May, save on guest rooms at the Caribe Royal. PMI is offering a $50 hotel voucher that can b
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Caribe Royale

SeminarsWorld® in Indianapolis

17 - 18 July 2017 Indianapolis Indiana, United States

Early Registration: 5 June 2017


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Indianapolis to learn how to capture customer requirements, enhance project performance management and manage risk on projects. Earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) while you learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars that are aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®.   Register by 5 June for early bird rates, and through 26 June, save on guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.
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Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

SeminarsWorld® in Washington, DC

9 - 10 August 2017 Washington DC, United States

Early Registration: 26 June 2017


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Washington, DC to learn about leading strategic initiaves, how to think strategically and determine best practices in organizational change mangement. Earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) while you learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars that are aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®.   Register by 26 June for early bird rates and save on guest rooms through 14 July at the Westin
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Westin Washington DC

SeminarsWorld® in Chicago (31 October - 1 November)

31 October - 1 November 2017 Chicago Illinois, United States

Early Registration: 9 August 2017


SeminarsWorld® in Chicago offers seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® that will help you with creative problem solving, teach you how to stop project productivity killers, how to lead strategic initiatives, and more.    SeminarsWorld Chicago compliments PMI® Global Conference activities and education sessions. Two sets of SeminarsWorld programs are available this year in Chicago. The first takes place from 24-27 October, at the Marriott Marquis
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Hyatt McCormick Place

SeminarsWorld® in San Francisco

13 - 14 November 2017 San Francisco California, United States

Early Registration: 2 October 2017


Deepen your knowledge in a key topic that impacts your organization (and your career). SeminarsWorld® in San Francisco offers multi-day seminars where you can learn how to manage multiple projects, gain a blueprint for project success, or lead strategic initiaves, and so much more.  Seminars are led by international thought leaders and provide the opportunity to collaborate with your peers as you sharpen your skills or master new ones.   You will network and learn in sma
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Event Instructors

Instructor

Gregory D. Githens
PMP
Locations: Orlando, Indianapolis, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco

Greg Githens is one of PMI’s most senior and popular instructors, bringing a pragmatic approach and enthusiastic style to his students and audiences.  He specializes in strategic program management issues; strategic thinking, strategic initiatives, program management, and customer-driven innovation. In taking his courses, you’ll learn that “the most important tool is the one between your ears.” You’ll learn why experts approach problem solving differently than do novices. Greg challenges all of his students to absorb the material and make a productive difference to their organizations.
 
Greg is the co-author of Successful Project Management (4th edition), a senior contributing editor to Visions magazine, a blogger, the author of 50 articles on improving organizational performance, and he 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). He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

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