- Putting the “strategy” into strategic decision making: strategy, vision and values-based decision making, translating corporate strategy into day-to-day decisions, out-thinking your competition with game theory, managing conflicting objectives
- Frameworks for improving decision making: characterizing risk, uncertainty and opportunity, quantifying goals and identifying alternatives, tools for multi-goal decision making, staged decision making and decision tree models, scenario building and strategic planning
- Decision biases and traps: cognition and decision making, intuition vs. analysis, identifying your own decision style, awareness and control of biases, financial planning biases, group decision making and group decision traps
You will engage in hands-on activities to apply what you are learning to your own strategic decisions, and you’ll receive worksheets and guides for making better strategic decisions back at your organization.
Middle to senior-level leaders who are responsible for making complex decisions in their organizations
"The workshop was fun, and provides many valuable ideas, tools and models to consider when making strategic decisions."
Manager, Occupational Health & Safety
City of Surrey
"I enjoyed how interactive the class was. Steven kept the level of energy and engagement high throughout the two days. I was able to acknowledge techniques already used by my organization along with new skills I can take back. That is always something I look for when I attend a course."
Manager, Support Services
North Peace Savings and Credit Union
"Strategic Decision Making opened my mind to the multiple moral and business values that influence strategy every day. By harnessing that power and consciously operating in that value frame, we can guide and align decisions throughout the organization."
Sr. Project Manager
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
"The program helped me understand the importance of aligning my decisions with the values of my organization."
Client Service Manager
"It’s easy to get one's head down and decide on immediate actions. This might lead to ineffective long term solutions. This course helped remind me what areas to anchor down when it comes to strategic decision making that would impact tactical next steps.”
“I enjoyed the course and the various perspectives on decision making that were presented. The case examples helped illustrate the practical implications of the concepts discussed.”
“The course clearly identifies common failures in the decision making process that result in poor decisions. It then provides strategies and tools that can be easily applied, both personally and in a corporate setting. The instructors are very knowledgeable and teach with a passion for the topic.”