Roots: Strategic Planning, Execution and Management Course

CFBC offers curriculum known as Roots to our membership and the community at large. The courses in this curriculum allow us to dive deeper into business topics and offer relevant and engaging education.

Friday, January 25, 2019 8:00 am
Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines
United States

The CFBC is offering a brand new course under our Roots Curriculum: Strategic Planning, Execution and Management! This course is an eight-month hands-on program that provides business leaders with knowledge and practical tools to build a strategic plan (and execute the plan) for their companies as the program progresses. Formulating and executing a strategic plan takes immense time, energy and resources. This program combines experiential learning, peer support and expert guidance to help achieve your own and your company's goals.

Who Should Attend
This program delivers process-driven understanding and practical tools to those who currently manage or lead strategic planning and implementation, along with those desiring to develop skills to take on more responsibilities tied to strategic management.

  • Professionals charged with leading, managing or having responsibilities linked to development and implementation of strategy
  • Owners, key employees or family members who see the need for more effective strategic management processes in their organizations

Course Overview and Highlights

  • Guidance and facilitation through phases and tasks of effective strategic planning
  • Alignment of teams behind a common vision, strategy and plan
  • Clear accountability, timely communications and cascading of strategy
  • Experiential learning
  • Toolkit with 50+ practical tools and templates
  • Access to peer support and shared experiences
  • Curated to your individual needs

Course Schedule

This program will be delivered through 3 online self-study modules and 8 monthly face-to-face sessions from January - August 2019.

About the Instructors

Image result for randy rollinsonRandall Rollinson, Co-Founder & President of LBL Strategies

  • 35+ years’ experience as an international educator, trainer, counselor, facilitator, author, software developer, social entrepreneur and consultant.
  • Co-Author, Strategy in the 21st Century: A Practical Strategic Management Process.
  • Co-Founder, Past-President, Chicago Chapter, Association for Strategic Planning
  • Contributor to the growth of the Association for Strategic Planning and the certification program since its inception. ASP Registered Education Provider.
  • MBA in Management, DePaul University


Image result for doug maris lblDoug Maris, Vice President of Operations, LBL Strategies

  • 25+ years executive leadership and strategic experience
  • Strategic Management Certificate – DePaul University
  • A. / M.Div. – Lincoln Christian University
  • Adjunct faculty – DePaul University, Lincoln Christian University
  • Eleven years in senior living & aging services:
    • Senior Director of Business Development
    • Executive Director & LNHA for three large CCRCs
  • Six-year board member: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

View a detailed outline of the program here.


Registration is open now. Please follow the directions below carefully to ensure you are properly enrolled. Contact Liz Fidanovski if you have questions.

CFBC Members & Strategic Partners: To access member tickets and discount codes, CLICK HERE to register. You must be logged in

  • Fees for Members and Strategic Partners:
    • First two (2) participants: $7,000
      • Additional $500 discount can be applied at checkout using code EARLY500. You must register here and be logged in.
      • Each additional participant: $2,000

Guests: Please register below by selecting "1" from the dropdown for "Non-member Strategic Planning Course Enrollment." This covers enrollment for two participants from your company. Please select the number of additional participants from your company under "Non-member Additional Participants."

A calendar invite of all course dates will be sent upon registration.


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