How to Think Strategically and Apply Business Acumen

PDUs

CEUs

1.4

LEVEL

Progressive

LENGTH

2 Days

PMI Member Early Registration

$1456.00

PMI Member
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$1560.00

Non-Member Early Registration

$1612.00

Non-Member

$1862.00

Government Pricing

$1456.00

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
 

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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

Locations Offered

SeminarsWorld® in Scottsdale

24 - 25 February 2020 Scottsdale Arizona, United States

Early Registration: 13 January 2020


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Scottsdale 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. Register by 13 January for early bird rates, and through 23 February, save on guest rooms at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

SeminarsWorld® in Pittsburgh

18 - 19 May 2020 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States

Early Registration: 6 April 2020


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Pittsburgh to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® while you earn up to 29.50 PDUs and 2.95 Continuing Education Units. Register by 6 April for early bird rates, and through 27 April save on guest rooms at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

SeminarsWorld® in Chicago

20 - 21 July 2020 Oak Brook Illinois, United States

Early Registration: 8 June 2020


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Oak Brook, Illinois—which is located in the Chicago suburbs—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. Register by 8 June for early bird rates, and through 29 June save on guest rooms at The Hyatt Lodge. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. &nda
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The Hyatt Lodge

SeminarsWorld® in San Diego

11 - 12 November 2020 San Diego California, United States

Early Registration: 28 September 2020


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in San Diego 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.   Register by 28 September for early bird rates, and through 16 October save on guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.   Registration includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Event Instructors

Instructor Gregory D. Githens

Gregory D. Githens
PMP
Locations: Scottsdale, Pittsburgh, Oak Brook, San Diego

Greg Githens’ mission is to upskill individuals to make positive impact by delivering useful ideas and new perspectives. His engaging enthusiastic style has earned him the reputation as one of PMI’s most popular speakers.   Greg is the author of How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success. This highly rated book explains that strategic thinking is an individual competency composed of 20 microskills. Because strategic t…

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