How to Think Strategically and Apply Business Acumen

PDUs

CEUs

1.4

LEVEL

Progressive

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

Topics: Leadership Development, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Sub-Topics: Complexity

Research shows that the next generation of leaders must be able to:
  • Think strategically
  • Understand their specific business model
  • Drive change
     
This seminar is for anybody who wants a better understanding of competent strategic thinking. It will help you work more effectively with strategy formulation and implementation concepts.
 
The seminar format stresses interactive discussion of real world examples and applications, including:
  • The four pillars and the four X-factors of strategic thinking
  • What good strategy is and isn’t (it’s not goal setting and is seldom found in a strategic plan)
  • How to interpret weak signals in the strategic environment of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity).
  • How to identify and generate strategic insights 
  • How to map a business model and understand how process-oriented functions (for example, PMOs, HR, IT) contribute to the value proposition
  • Practical approaches to be more proactive
  • Tips for being an extraordinary leader of strategic change and “move the needle”
  • The intersection of strategic thinking, agility and design thinking
  • Your personal development plan

What You Will Learn

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

  • Work more effectively with executives
  • Understand the parts of your business and how it creates value
  • Explain and demonstrate the competencies of strategic thinking
  • Practice and improve the microskills needed to be a competent strategic thinker 
  • Explain why insights are the secret sauce of strategy
  • Sense the special characteristics of VUCA and respond with effective tools 
  • Anticipate future conditions that affect your industry and profession
  • Drive change
 

 

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®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 10.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 10.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 10.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 10.00
  • 14.00
  • PfMP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 10.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 10.00
  • 14.00
  •  
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

Locations Offered

SeminarsWorld® in Atlanta

14 - 15 March 2018 Atlanta Georgia, United States

Early Registration: 29 January 2018


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Atlanta to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®, while you earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Register by 29 January 2018 for early bird rates, and through 19 February, save on guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Seminar registration includes breakfast and lunch.  SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Mega SeminarsWorld® in Orlando

27 - 28 June 2018 Orlando Florida, United States

Early Registration: 14 May 2018


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 14 May 2018 for early bird rates, and through 4 June, save on guest rooms at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes.  All 28 face-to-
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JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

SeminarsWorld® in Portland

30 - 31 July 2018 Portland Oregon, United States

Early Registration: 18 June 2018


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Portland to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®, while you earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Register by 18 June 2018 for early bird rates, and through 29 July, save on guest rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. Seminar registration includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
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DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

Event Instructors

Instructor

Gregory D. Githens
PMP
Locations: Atlanta, Orlando, Portland

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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