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Get your strategic plan done right the first time.

Hundreds of strategic plans have been facilitated using the Aligned Strategy Development methodology, and our course will give you the knowledge and resources to develop a clear and aligned strategic plan that your team buys into.

Leading your team through the process of creating a clear strategic plan is easy, with step-by-step instructions to help along the way. We outline each deliverable of your plan and help you avoid common mistakes that often undermine the success of organizational plans.

Our Promise 


Focused on Buy-In and Alignment

Unlike other strategic planning resources that will simply help document your plan, our focus is on getting your team’s buy-in and alignment. Every step of our process contributes to the successful execution of your plan, so your organization can move forward with an actionable strategy.


A Proven Process

Most strategic plans fail because there isn’t a cohesive process for the entire team to follow. That’s why our course is designed to walk you through the five-step Aligned Strategy Development process that will help achieve alignment and buy-in at every stage.


Time-Effective & Digestible

Everyone works at their own pace, so we’ve developed our course to be module-based, allowing for completion on your schedule. Each video module covers a specific aspect of the strategic planning process that is easy to follow and digestible. Because our course is outcome-focused, we provide content and documents designed to equip you with all of the necessary knowledge, tools, and resources to create and implement your strategic plan.

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What’s Included in Our Online Course ($495)

This course will teach you important questions to ask, common challenges organizations face, how to foster organizational alignment and manage change, and the best practices for accountability and strategy execution. Our course provides the support you need to create and implement your strategy, whether this is your first time creating a strategic plan or if you’re a seasoned strategist in need of a refresher on best practices.

You will receive access to training videos, downloadable content (tools & templates), and have the option to add on coaching packages.

Course Outcomes


Current State Assessment

This component guides you through the process of a current state assessment of the world, your industry, and your organization. Tools and templates, alongside course content, will instruct you through the best practices of a SWOT analysis and a PESTLE trend analysis.


Vision & Mission Development

Many organizations have a vision and mission statement, but these are often not understood or embedded within all of their teams and projects. This module will help you define where you see your organization at a set point in the future, as well as define what you do best and identify your core stakeholders.


Values, Behaviours & Alignment Fostering

Successful strategy execution requires your organization to foster the values and behaviours that align with your vision and mission. To do this, clear communication and alignment across the organization is essential. This module guides you through assessing your organization’s current values and behaviours (good, bad, or neutral), your ideal values and behaviours, and the best practices for aligning your people to move in the same direction.


Risk Assessment

Every organization faces potential risks and roadblocks. This module will help you develop the skills necessary to assess various risks and their level of impact and likeliness. Based on this assessment, you will learn the strategic skills necessary to decide which risks are high priority to mitigate and which are less likely to need resource allocation.


Defining Strategic Priorities

Many organizations get caught in the trap of focusing on too much and start moving in too many directions. As a part of our Aligned Strategy Development process, we guide you through the best practice of aligning 3-5 high-level priorities with your organization’s vision and mission.


Goal Setting & Action Planning

Are your organizational goals re non-specific, unrealistic, or far-reaching? This module will teach you the step-by-step process for setting SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time bound) goals that align with each of your strategic priorities. After priorities have been defined and goals have been set, our course will teach you how to create an action plan that will outline the steps necessary to achieve your goals and, ultimately, execute your plans.


How long will the course take to complete?

Most videos vary between 10-25 minutes, with some lessons that are over an hour long. In total, there are approximately 8 hours of video material.

Will I be able to have my questions answered?

If you have questions, we are happy to help! Contact us today to get the answers you need to help make your plan a success. Our goal is to help you get the most value possible from your purchase and your planning.

What if we’re a nonprofit organization?

This course is built for an industry within the public, private, education, and nonprofit sectors. In fact, many of our clients are nonprofit organizations, which is reflected in and referenced during the course.

What type of payments are accepted?

Credit card, PayPal, and Stripe. 

We do offer invoices upon request. Just email: info@smestrategy.net.

Do you offer coaching/consulting to go along with the course?

Yes! If you do purchase coaching or consulting, the price of the course will be discounted from your invoice.

Will I receive any additional material?

There are many tools, templates, and guides available to download throughout the course, which you’ll be able to print and fill out. We also offer coaching calls to help you through the course.

Is there any support included?

Yes! Email support is included in the purchase price.

What will I be able to do after completing the course?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to create your own actionable strategic plan from scratch. However, this will not just be a “shelf plan.” Our course will deliver an in-depth explanation of how to generate buy-in from your leadership team and staff and develop alignment with the new plan throughout your entire organization.

Ready to get started?

Let our online course put your organization on the path towards strategic success.

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