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Strategic Partner Leadership Professional® (SPLP®) certification
The University of Central Missouri

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Book a FREE 30-minute consultation with PARTNERNOMICS CEO, Dr. Mark Brigman, to see if the SPLP certification program is right for you.

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In today’s hypercompetitive business world, forming and leading strategic partnerships with complementary organizations is a key to significant growth, regardless of a company’s size or industy. Knowing how to architect, negotiate, and lead successful partnerships has become the difference between success and failure for many organizations. According to a recent KPMG study, 38% of CEOs claim their #1 strategy for growth is through strategic partnerships, but 70% of these partnerships are deemed a failure within 2 years (Gartner, McKinsey). 

What does this mean to you? There is a right way and a wrong way to execute and manage strategic partnerships. The Strategic Partner Leadership Professional (SPLP) certification validates your knowledge to lead partnerships to success.

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3 Courses & exam

This course teaches foundational topics, concepts, and terms that set the stage for an in-depth exploration to the are and science of developing successful strategic partnerships.

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This course teaches our proprietary Strategic Partner Leadership Model (SPLM), a revolutionary framework to help your organization effectively operationalize its strategic partnerships.

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This course teaches our proprietary 5-Phase Partnering Process, a methodical system for going from a partnership “concept,” through a successful negotiation, to a long-term beneficial strategic partnership.

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The Strategic Partner Leadership Professional® (SPLP®) Exam is a 75 question multiple-choice assessment that is proctored via the University of Central Missouri’s Testing Center. Learners will have up to 90-minutes to complete the exam and a passing score is 75% or higher.

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To remain a top-tier partnering professional, you must possess cutting-edge skills and knowledge in the partnering profession. Maintaining your Strategic Partner Leadership Professional® (SPLP®) certification demonstrates your commitment to continuing competence, not only at the initial certification, but throughout the advancement of your partnering career.

After earning the Strategic Partner Leadership Professional® (SPLP®) certification, your credential will be active for three years. All SPLP® members are required to earn recertification every three years. Members achieve this by completing the SPLP® Recertification Exam which consists of a 30 question multiple choice exam and costs $49.

Learn the core success practices that are shared by best-selling authors, CEOs, and organizational leadership experts from around the world. Each course includes exclusive video interviews (30-45 minutes each) with global thougtht leaders on topics that are vital to organizational development.

Paul Zak

Neuroeconomist, Bestselling Author

Chris McChesney

Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author

Mike Michalowicz

Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author

Jay Papasan

Keller Williams Exec, Best Selling Author

Bernie Brenner

Founder of TrueCar, Bestselling Author

Nathan Furr

Professor, Bestselling Author

learning outcomes

Skills & Competencies Learners Gain

Choose your plan

DIY (Do It Yourself)

$ 2430
  • Partnering Foundations
  • Strategic Partner Leadership Model
  • 5-Phase Partnering Process
  • SPLP Exam

Guided Approach

$ 6020
  • Partnering Foundations
  • Strategic Partner Leadership Model
  • 5-Phase Partnering Process
  • SPLP Exam
  • 12-Weeks of Coaching



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