How to Think Strategically and Apply Business Acumen

PDUs

CEUs

1.4

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

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Seminar Description

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
 

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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

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Event Instructors

Instructor

Gregory D. Githens
PMP
Locations: 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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