Strategic Leadership

Prepare to lead transformational change in your organization. Develop the perspective to lead strategically by assessing your opportunities in the competitive environment, developing and implementing strategy with a focus on a constantly changing future, and aligning your organization around the fundamental pillars of strategy, leadership, and culture. These live sessions will be held 8:30-11:45am Eastern.

Short Course

Strategic Leadership


Prepare to lead transformational change in your organization. Develop the perspective to lead strategically by assessing your opportunities in the competitive environment, developing and implementing strategy with a focus on a constantly changing future, and aligning your organization around the fundamental pillars of strategy, leadership, and culture. These live sessions will be held 8:30-11:45am Eastern.

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Current Offerings


Feb 13, 2023


Feb 16, 2023


February 13-16, 2023: 8:30-11:45 am Eastern


Live Remote


Who Should Attend

  • If you have responsibility for leading an organization, initiative/project, or department, this program will benefit you. Specifically applicable to:
    • Leaders charged with creating and implementing strategy, change initiatives, and/or developing organizational capability
    • Leaders, Directors, and Managers responsible for developing new or refined strategic initiatives, executing against strategy, or implementing new initiatives.
    • Leaders of functions who wish to have a more comprehensive understanding of how enterprise level strategy and transformation can be intentionally envisioned

Note to Government Professionals: This program fulfills much of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) required for Senior Executive Service.

Program Benefits

  • Improve your ability to:
    • Critically assess and respond to the changing environment and marketplace
    • Develop a roadmap that aligns your organization or unit's strategy with your external environment
    • Balance ‘design thinking’ with ‘critical thinking’ to develop and test new initiatives
    • Assess your organizational culture - and team - and the propensity for change
    • Communicate, motivate, and empower to lead sustainable organizational change

Program Content

Faculty leaders will have you take a global view of your organization where you will confront the external factors affecting the business and identify opportunities for innovation.

  • Strategic Leadership
    • Thinking from the outside-in
    • Assessing the external environment -- social, political, technological, economic, and global factors
    • Analyzing your organizational culture and the propensity for change
    • Managing the tension between the need for growth and the challenge of change
  • Understanding the Leader’s ‘Strategy Toolbox’
    • Do you really need a strategy to lead?
    • Balancing internal requirements with external opportunities & threats - Strategy as the critical fulcrum
    • Leveraging the resources and capabilities of your team and organization
    • Checking for alignment – is your strategy ‘right’?
  • Building Strategies
    • Innovation – balancing current reality and future opportunities
    • Understanding where your competitors thrive – and where you ‘live’
    • Design Thinking as a tool for creating opportunities
    • Building a strategy portfolio
  • Linking Culture to a Leadership Mindset
    • Strategy, Leadership, and Culture – Your Organizational DNA
    • Translating strategic intent into action with your team
    • Sustainable success
This program helped me to start to think outside the box and learn the concept of continual product/process development (momentum), as well as leadership styles and when and how to use them.
Nabeel Sarwani, M.D. Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director, Body MRI Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Value For You and Your Organization

Organizational Assessment

What's your organizational DNA? Through an exclusive tool that uses current data provided by your colleagues, you receive a candid, objective assessment of your organizational and leadership environment. The Strategy, Leadership, Culture Questionnaire™ (SLCQ)™ is a simple but powerful process that measures 18 critical dimensions of organizational effectiveness.

The Executive Programs Short Course Experience

All of our transformational learning experiences provide the right environment for you to quickly develop and apply new capabilities.


You'll have access to a personal learning portal where you will obtain pre-program assignments, travel support (if applicable), and a list of fellow participants. Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning allowing for a more effective application of knowledge.

Practical Content

Our learning experiences pair practical action learning and coaching with new knowledge, tools, and perspectives. We'll explore current, real-world examples of how organizations around the globe address critical challenges and how it may relate to yours.

Led by Experts

Plug into our network of thought leaders. Our award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners understand today's leaders and the critical challenges they face. They will work with you to offer guidance before, during, and after each program.

Peer Networking

You'll learn as much from your peer cohort as you do from the instructors! The value of different perspectives coming from different organizations and their challenges are immeasurable.


Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Customize This Program

All programs can be tailored to your organization and team, and be delivered to groups of 10 or more. Contact us about custom program possibilities. View Details Request Info 800-311-6364
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Additional Details

Our Learning Solutions Associate will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online. To reserve your spot, click the ‘Save my Seat’ button next the program’s offering, listed above.

Discount Rates

  • 20%: In-Person delivery, or Live Remote delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice (Contact us to register your group)
  • 10%: Live Remote delivery


Tuition discounts are available for:

  • DoD or government employees
  • Penn State alumni
  • Individuals who commit to earning a Professional Certificate
  • Teams of three or more attending from the same organization
  • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

After registration, you will receive access to your personal learning portal. There you can find the following information:

  • Pre-program assignments, which prepare you for the program before the start date
  • A list of program faculty and fellow registered participants
  • Travel coordination and support, if applicable


If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement candidate, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.


The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:

  • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
  • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
  • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.


The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.