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Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP) Certification Boot Camp

Course 370 - 5 Days
Price: $4,925

The original Balanced Scorecard Boot Camp!  This course combines the material in the BSP Certification Pt. 1: Introduction to the Balanced Scorecard and the BSP Certification Pt. 2: Advanced Balanced Scorecard courses into a single, 5-day course and meets the course requirements for Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification offered by the Institute through its association with George Washington University (exam completion required). Beginning with the foundational Nine-Step process covered in the Part 1 course and then continuing into the real life nuances and complications addressed in the Part 2 course, this course covers the entire range of balanced scorecard topics - organization development, change management and communications planning, strategic planning, objectives and strategy mapping, performance measures and target setting, strategic initiative prioritization, automation, cascading, and strategic management - in one week. Fully consistent with basic balanced scorecard concepts & terminology developed by Kaplan & Norton, the course covers scorecard development in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Participants get hands-on practice using a simple, step-by-step process for developing a scorecard system on their own. Price includes access to the BSP online certification exam and the Institute's premier strategic planning book, The Institute WayPrint a Brochure


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Course Overview
This course combines the Institute's BSP Pt. 1: Introduction to the Balanced Scorecard and BSP Pt. 2: Advanced Balanced Scorecard courses into a fast-paced five-day course. The Institute’s Nine Steps to SuccessTM framework is the basis of the course, where the emphasis is on shared participant experiences, lessons learned, and best practices. Small-group exercises are used for each step in the framework to reinforce the lectures, and participants are encouraged to bring their organization's strategic planning material to share with the class and receive instructor feedback offline as time permits.

Topics covered by the course include:

    • Basic concepts of the balanced scorecard and how it can be used to improve organization performance
    • How the balanced scorecard applies to different types of organizations
    • How to build and implement a balanced scorecard using the Institute’s award-winning nine-step methodology
    • How to develop meaningful performance measures and target
    • How a scorecard system can drive a performance-informed budget and accountability
    • How to get performance information throughout the organization to better inform decision making through scorecard automation
    • How to cascade the scorecard to all levels of an organization
    • How to design and implement a scorecard where other frameworks have already been introduced
    • How to revise poorly designed scorecard elements
    • Howe to overcome obstacles and real world challenges
    • How to evaluate planning documents and processes 

Get Certified!
Take this course and an exam to qualify for Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP) certification.  Participants can later "upgrade" to Balanced Scorecard Master Professional (BSMP) certification! In addition, this course can be used towards the Association of Strategic Planning's Body of Knowledge requirements for Strategic Management Professional (SMP) and Strategic Planning Professional (SPP) certfication and recertification.