Strategic Planning


This one-day course will help you build a fundamental knowledge of strategic planning and goal setting, teaching you how to integrate both into the functioning of your department or organization. Ultimately, this course will improve how you collaborate with other leaders to engender an environment that creates purpose and meaning for all employees. In addition to learning the strategic planning process, you will have an opportunity to create a plan of action to immediately implement in your organization.

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Managers, leaders, and emerging leaders
  • Decision makers
  • Organizational development professionals
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Learn to communicate strategic planning and goal-setting concepts
  • Become familiar with the language common to strategic planning and goal setting
  • Apply the step-by-step process of strategic planning to your own organization
  • Create a plan of action to implement at work
Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Strategic and Business Management
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Business Acumen
Society for Human Resource Management: 6.5 PDCs-Leadership and Navigation
Applies Towards Certificates:
Additional Information: 
UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Leadership Academy Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, please fill out this statement of intent to let us know. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at We will present you with your certificate in your final class.