Who should attend
This class will benefit anyone in a role that has or will need to make tough decisions. It is designed to help you learn how to make strategic decisions in your personal and professional life. This will especially benefit leaders looking to develop their strategic skillset and feel confident in their decisions.
About the course
Leaders spend 30 to 50% of their time making decisions, but many turn out to be poor. Through this course, you will learn where to look for strategic problems and opportunities, and then you will decide which ones you should tackle. You will learn how to structure problems, get to the underlying cause, and choose alternatives. Through taking this approach, you will use problem-solving techniques to include the perspectives of different people. These techniques will then be applied to strategic problems and common personal dilemmas. You will walk away from this course with an improved ability to make good, strategic decisions.
- What is strategy
- Strategic versus tactical problems
- Prioritizing problems and opportunities
- Problem statements
- Generating options and alternatives
- Choosing an option and making decisions
- Grow in your team or organization
- Become a more strategic leader
- Solve problems using proven decision-making strategies
- Foster growth and develop new leaders
- Build a decision-making framework
- Empower leaders to make strategic decisions
Bonita Austin is an Associate Professor (Lecturer) and Assistant Department Chair for the Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department in the David Eccles School of Business. Since joining the DESB in August 2008, Ms. Austin has received 4 teaching awards. The awards included the Brady Award for Su...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.