Workshop - Turning Strategy Into Action

Turning Strategy Into Action 

June 23, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Looking for a better way to get your most critical projects moving quicker? This fast- paced workshop equips you with a powerful interactive thinking system and a step-by- step process to successfully tackle complex problems, projects, issues, and opportunities of all types. This workshop earns you 8 PDUs.

Learn to apply The Logical Framework Approach (LFA), a breakthrough methodology which systematically links your project to key strategic goals. This fresh approach is absent from conventional Project Management methods and has been called “the missing link.” The LFA combines key concepts from Strategic Planning, Project Management, Risk Analysis, and the Scientific Method into a visual matrix that adds exceptional clarity at the “fuzzy front end” of project design.

After learning the core concepts, you’ll apply them for the topic of your choice. Bring along a real project or performance issue to work on, and you’ll leave with a ready-to-use action strategy. LFA is ideal for rapidly turning cross-functional task forces and other diverse groups into committed and effective teams.

The bottom line: Your projects will start smoother reach their goals faster, and with fewer problems along the way.

Participants will receive Terry Schmidt's latest book, along with a library of application examples.

Earlybird pricing ends 6/15.  Registration closes 6/21.  



Get $50 Off Registration for the 2017 Annual Conference on September 14, 15, 2017  at Oregon Convention Center. Use Code: AC17WSEB

Key Learning Objectives

  • A common language that gets everyone on the same page
  • The four critical strategic questions you must answer to ensure success
  • How to turn fuzzy strategy and vague goals into clear objectives and action plans
  • How to identify risk and reduce problems before they strike
  • How to clearly align project deliverables with strategic intent
  • How to develop a testable strategic hypothesis using causal logic
  • How to design a complex project quickly while building a committed team


"The benefits of planning with your approach are crystal clear.” – Adam Gilmore, Space Station Mechanisms Lead, NASA

“Your process will elegantly guide your thinking about any reasonably complex goal you’re trying to achieve.” – David Allen, Author,
Getting Things Done

“You changed how I do my planning and significantly increased my ability to reach my goals.” – Laurie Triplett, PhD, Environmental physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

“I have attended many programs in my career. Yours was one of the best – highly relevant materials, real world focus, applicable tools.”
– Samuel Cortez, Director of IT, Symantec

“You have created a powerful and actionable methodology for change. I’m definitely adding this to my management toolbelt” – Arnold Goldberg, Senior Engineer, eBay

“Hits the nail on the head with fresh approaches to design and implement projects that achieve their goals.” – Philippe Goetschel Director, Microsoft Corporation

About the Presenter

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Terry Schmidt brings 35 years of global strategic experience as a trusted advisor to public and private sector organizations in 38 countries worldwide. A dynamic thought leader with deep expertise in transforming business through strategic project management, Terry has helped hundreds of organizations – government agencies, national research labs, and Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries – achieve their business goals with outstanding results. He works extensively with the U.S. national research laboratories.

Before forming his own company, Terry worked for NASA, Boeing, the US Dept. of Transportation, Management Analysis Center, PCI, and USAID/Thailand. Terry Schmidt brings knowledge, wisdom, passion, a proven track record and a caring approach to each engagement. Beyond the solutions he develops, clients appreciate his creativity, passion, and multi-disciplinary systems thinking style – once they have recovered from his quirky sense of humor.



Earlybird Discount Pricing:  Through 6/15/2017

  • $25 discount off the pricing below

Regular Pricing: 6/16 - 6/21/2017

  • Non-members    $425
  • Chapter Members    $325
  • Chapter Student Members   $175

Registration Info

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Portland World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon
Portland, OR, 97204

Parking available at attendee's expense; continental breakfast and lunch provided.  


The course will apply to the PMP, PMI-ACP, RMP and SP. It will be 8 PDUs and the PMI Triangle breakdown will be:
  • Business/Strategy = 8 PDUs 
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Event Properties

Event Date 06-23-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 06-23-2017 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-15-2017
Cut off date 06-23-2017 12:00 pm
Individual Price $425.00
World Trade Center Portland
25 SW Salmon Street
World Trade Center Portland
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