Born out of a brand new partnership between UNSSC and the Strategy Management Institute (SMI), the Strategic Management for UN Managers, intends to provide managers and leaders across the UN system the ability to define a pathway to strategic success. 

SMI expertise, recognized across multiple continents in best-practice strategic planning, strategy execution and process improvement methodologies is coupled with the Staff College’s knowledge of the United Nations system and its know-how in delivering inter-agency learning.

The Strategic Management  programme supports managers and leaders to perfect their skills in defining clear strategies to guide and govern a program, mission, agency or department. For this purpose, the programme maps the process for building and implementing strategies, across multiple stakeholders with differing needs, limited internal strategic management skills, scarce financial resources, and challenging political forces. 


  • Understand what ’strategy’ means to your UN entity
  • Determine why you may need a strategy and how it will help
  • Explore the architecture of a strategy for a mission-based organization
  • Map the process for building a strategy in your organization
  • Understand how strategies drive change and how to manage the change
  • Architect an approach to manage the strategy over time
  • Develop an effective method to execute strategy as a management team

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

Led by instructors from the Strategy Management Institute, this program will teach best-practices in strategic planning and strategy execution within a practical, example-based workshop setting. All methodologies are tailored to and proven within mission-based, international organizations.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

DAY 1: Ability to define and implement strategy in your organization
DAY 2: Best-practices in strategic planning

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

Management-level staff, typically, at the P4/P5 level, who lead or direct strategy and performance in programs, functions, departments, missions, agencies, or funds.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The fee amounts to USD 1500 per participant.

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