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The Strategic Execution Framework (SEF) will help you align projects and programs with long-term strategies to ensure critical initiatives achieve the best results for you, and your organization.

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SEF Video Overview
Featuring Professor Raymond Levitt of Stanford University, this introduction will expose you to the SEF model and Stanford’s professional development course, Converting Strategy into Action.

 

SEF White Paper
Exploring SEF in-depth, this two-part summary will provide you a breakdown of its five domains—Ideation, Nature, Engagement, Vision and Transition—and how to reference them in your daily work.


The Strategic Execution Framework (SEF) is a core concept taught in the Stanford Advanced Project Management certificate program. Courses are delivered online, at Stanford, and at work sites.

Q. What are my delivery options?

A. Courses are delivered online, via asynchronous video streaming. Some professional courses are available at Stanford and at the company work site.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Pricing varies by course type and delivery method. Visit the tuition page for more details.

Q. What is the time commitment?

A. For professional courses, estimated time commitments appear in the table below:

Professional Certificate Time Commitment
Advanced Computer Security 6-8 hours/online course
Advanced Project Management
(APM)
20 hours/online course or
2.5 days at Stanford
Energy Innovation and
Emerging Technologies
3 hours/online course
Stanford Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Certificate
8 hours/online course
Strategic Decision and
Risk Management (SDRM)
20 hours/online course or
2.5 days at Stanford

The time commitment consists of the following:

  • videos, readings, and an online exam for online courses
  • lecture, class projects, and readings for APM and SDRM courses at Stanford

Readings vary by course and may increase or decrease the time commitment slightly.

Visit the time commitment page for more details.

For more information, visit the professional courses page.