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Strategic Thinking in The 21st Century

September 08, 2018
8:30 AM CDT - 4:00 PM CDT
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PMI Chicagoland, 8745 West Higgins, Chicago, IL 60631
8745 West Higgins
Chicago, IL 60631
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 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how strategic thinking guides strategic management and day-to-day operational work
  • Appreciate the core competencies of strategic thinking within a project manager role
  • Pose the right strategic question in the right context
  • Use and apply various strategic thinking practices and tools


You’ll walk away from the course with:

  • An individually bound course discussion guide, including strategic thinking tools and exercises
  • Resource book: Thinking Strategically: Pocket Mentor, Collins, D., Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2010
  • A “Personal Value Proposition” statement
  • An individualized report, including “next step” suggestions, from Harvard Business Press strategic thinking self-assessment
  • Strategic Thinking questions, activities, exercises and tools to develop a culture of thinking and acting strategically


Participants will receive 7 PDUs

Course Instructors/Facilitators
Randall Rollinson is the Co-Founder & President of LBL Strategies. He has 35+ years’ experience as an international educator, trainer, counselor, facilitator, author, software developer, social entrepreneur and consultant. He is a certified Strategic Management Professional (SMP) and a nationally recognized leader in the practical application of strategic management principles, tools and techniques. He is a primary contributor to Association for Strategic Planning’s (ASP) Body of Knowledge Guide 2.0. In May 2018 he was inducted into ASP’s Hall of Fame. Randall is a founding board member of the Chicago Chapter, Association for Strategic Planning, and serves as its current chapter President. In 2010, he coauthored and published a strategic management text book entitled Strategy in the 21st Century: A Practical Strategic Management Process.

Doug Maris is the Vice President of Operations of LBL Strategies. He has over twenty-five years’ executive leadership and strategy experience. As Senior Director of Business Development he developed, launched, and led a strategic management system for a large nonprofit senior healthcare and living chain with 2,200 employees and $175 million annual budget. He also served as Executive Director for three large retirement communities, responsible for over 600 employees and successful fiscal management of a $10,000,000 annual operations budget. Doug is a certified Strategic Management Professional. He has taught courses and conducted training events for George Washington University – CEPL; DePaul University; Lincoln Christian University; Exelon Utilities; ComEd Utilities; Upstate Medical University; PEAK National Summit; Association for Strategic Planning; Life Services Network; and many other businesses and organizations.

Cancellation Policy
Participants who cancel their workshop registration by or before August 24, 2018, 2 weeks or more in advance of the program start date of October 6, 2018, will receive a 100% registration refund. Participants who cancel their workshop registration after August 24, 2018, less than 2 weeks in advance of program start date, will receive a 50% registration refund.

Registration Fees

$640.00 PMI Chicagoland Member Price

$840.00 Non-PMI Chicagoland Member Price