Strategic Planning

With

Sara Lobkovich

Available on demand

3-hour workshop plus unlimited classes $83 per month (billed annually)

What you'll learn

Create a strategic plan for your team

You’ll learn how to build a plan that ties your high-level goals to measurable OKRs.

Lead your direct reports through strategic planning

Empower your team to develop their own plans that align with your organization’s higher-level goals.

Monitor the implementation of their strategic plan and flex when necessary

Help your team succeed by tracking their plan, and learn when to step in and make adjustments.

Sample course case study

Meet your professor

Sara Lobkovich

Sara Lobkovich is the founder and principal consultant at Red Currant Collective, a strategic impact consultancy working with clients tackling transformational change. Sara is an OKR coach and has executive experience leading strategic planning with agencies including Edelman and POSSIBLE (WPP). Her award winning work includes projects with Microsoft and Bacardi St-Germain. These days her clients are in human impact industries: education, healthcare, technology, automotive / motorsports, and regulated industries where improving performance on human outcomes improves the bottom line.

Meet your professor

The sprint experience

Sprints are condensed, immediately applicable 1-2 week online courses taught by business leaders and business school professors. 

Learn the strategies driving successful businesses

Get behind-the-scenes insights from a top business leader

Workshop, discuss, and debate with your peers

Complete a project to apply your learnings to your work

The workshop experience

Workshops are 1-3 hour courses that go deep on a specific skill without a significant time commitment.

Master a strategic skill in just a few hours 

Learn live from a top business leader or professor

Practice and apply your skill in a group

Sprint calendar

Section courses are built around the tight schedules of busy, full-time professionals.

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Mon

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Weds

Thurs - Pre Sprint

Meet your TA and cohort

Fri - Pre Sprint

Watch a welcome video from your professor

Sat - Pre Sprint

Sun - Sprint week

Mon - Sprint week

Watch your day 1 lesson content

Tues - Sprint week

Watch your day 2 lesson content

Weds - Sprint week

Thurs - Sprint week

Attend a project workshop hosted by your TA

Fri - Sprint week

Sat - Sprint week

Sun - Post Sprint

Mon - Post Sprint

Submit your project

Become a Member

*sample 1-week sprint calendar

Sprint calendar

Section courses are built around the tight schedules of busy, full-time professionals.

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs - Pre Sprint

Meet your TA and cohort

Fri - Pre Sprint

Watch a welcome video from your professor

Sat - Pre Sprint

Sun - Week 1

Mon - Week 1

Watch your day 1 lesson content

Tues - Week 1

Weds - Week 1

Watch your day 2 lesson content

Thurs - Week 1

Fri - Week 1

Watch your day 3 lesson content

Sat - Week 1

Sun - Week 2

Mon - Week 2

Watch your day 4 lesson content

Tues - Week 2

Weds - Week 2

Livestream

Thurs - Week 2

Attend the guided project workshop

Fri - Week 2

Sat - Week 2

Sun - Post Sprint

Mon - Post Sprint

Submit your project

Become a Member

*sample 2-week sprint calendar

What you'll leave with

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Badge to share with your network (and future boss)

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A project or framework you can apply to your work

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Progress toward a Section certificate

What you'll leave with

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Badge to share with your network (and future boss)

Image of Section workbook

A project or framework you can apply to your work

People celebrating

Network of diverse professionals to support you

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What students say

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Our Promise

Unboring business education you can use immediately

No bad PowerPoints, cheesy ukulele music, mandatory quizzes to prove you were watching, smart-but-super-boring professors, or un-diverse panels. Ever.

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Still have questions?

Do you offer scholarships?
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We sure do. Head on over to our scholarships page to learn more and to apply for a scholarship.

Can I get the course fee reimbursed by my company?
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We can’t guarantee your company will reimburse you, but nearly half of our alumni have reported successful reimbursements. Check out our tips on reimbursement for some positioning ideas and a sample email you can use.

Will my projects remain confidential?
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Yes! Upon submission, simply flag it as confidential, and we will not share your project beyond the Section team.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch?
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Visit our help center and we’ll take care of you!

So there’s homework then?
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Not in the traditional sense. We provide exercises and facilitate community interaction, and you don’t have to participate — but we hope you will, as it really brings the materials to life. You’re also not obligated to complete the final project unless you’d like to qualify for a certificate.

Can I take the course on my own?
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Yes, live learning with group works for some, but if you’d like to learn on your own schedule, you have the option to watch all course videos on-demand and submit your project when you’re ready. 

I work full-time. Do I have time to take this course?
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We design our courses for the busy, full-time professional, but we also get that it can be tough to add yet another thing! One of our core features is flexibility: for sprints, some students like to keep up day-to-day (expect to spend about 1-2 hours per module), others like to binge over a weekend. Whatever group you belong in, we’ve found that our alumni have been able to sustain this over the 1-2 week period. Our half-day workshops are a great deep dive into content, in a shorter window.

Do I have to attend all of the live sessions in real-time?
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You don’t! We record every live session with our professors and make it available for you to replay, at your convenience.

Can I cancel my membership at any time?
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Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time and you will continue to have access to your account until the end of your subscription period. Have more questions? Visit our help center to get in touch.

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?
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Every student who completes their course receives a certificate of completion. Completing the course means watching all course content and completing the final project. You can print out the certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile — and feel free to tag @Section on LinkedIn or @section_school on Twitter when you share it.


Can I purchase a course without a membership?
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At Section, we believe in continuous learning, so with every course you get complimentary access to live lectures with business thought leaders and a professional network to help you accelerate your growth. Not for you? You can cancel the membership at any time.

Will I also receive badges for all the courses I take as part of my certificate program?
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Yep – you’ll walk away from each program with a badge for each course and a certificate for the program as a whole.

What do I get when I complete a Section certificate program?
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When you complete your Section program, you earn a branded certificate to share on LinkedIn and an optional, designed portfolio of work to show future employers. 

Can I take more than one certificate program at once?
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We recommend taking one program at a time so you can focus your thinking – but if you’re an overachiever, yes, you can take them simultaneously! 

I work full-time. Do I have time to take this sprint?
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We design sprints for the busy, full-time professional, but we also get that it can be tough to add yet another thing! One of our core features is flexibility: some students like to keep up day-to-day (expect to spend about 1-2 hours per module), others like to binge over a weekend. Whatever group you belong in, we’ve found that our alumni have been able to sustain this over the 2-3 week period.

I work full-time. Do I have time to take this sprint?
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We design sprints for the busy, full-time professional, but we also get that it can be tough to add yet another thing! One of our core features is flexibility: some students like to keep up day-to-day (expect to spend about 1-2 hours per module), others like to binge over a weekend. Whatever group you belong in, we’ve found that our alumni have been able to sustain this over the 2-3 week period.

I work full-time. Do I have time to take this sprint?
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We design sprints for the busy, full-time professional, but we also get that it can be tough to add yet another thing! One of our core features is flexibility: some students like to keep up day-to-day (expect to spend about 1-2 hours per module), others like to binge over a weekend. Whatever group you belong in, we’ve found that our alumni have been able to sustain this over the 2-3 week period.

I work full-time. Do I have time to take this sprint?
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We design sprints for the busy, full-time professional, but we also get that it can be tough to add yet another thing! One of our core features is flexibility: some students like to keep up day-to-day (expect to spend about 1-2 hours per module), others like to binge over a weekend. Whatever group you belong in, we’ve found that our alumni have been able to sustain this over the 2-3 week period.

I work full-time. Do I have time to take this sprint?
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We design sprints for the busy, full-time professional, but we also get that it can be tough to add yet another thing! One of our core features is flexibility: some students like to keep up day-to-day (expect to spend about 1-2 hours per module), others like to binge over a weekend. Whatever group you belong in, we’ve found that our alumni have been able to sustain this over the 2-3 week period.

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