Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
High-potential to mid-level managers who want to understand how best to structure and execute a strategic decision. The program is particularly well–suited to managers who increasingly find themselves involved in determining strategy. It will also appeal to people who work in a strategy or policy development role within private, voluntary or public sector organizations.
About the course
This practical and highly interactive program helps participants understand and use tools and frameworks to evaluate their strategic options, develop their strategies and improve the quality of their decision making.
Strategic Decision-Making brings strategic frameworks to life and evaluates the external environment to identify options and select the best one. Real examples and multiple case studies will be used to explain the models and prepare participants to apply them to their own workplace. A simulation will make participants practice developing innovative new strategies and making decisions as a team, under pressure.
Key themes covered during the program include:
- Strategy development, including top down thinking and issue-based strategy development;
- Decision-making, including Ashridge’s research on “Why good leaders make bad decisions and How to keep it from happening to you”
- Customer value propositions
Learning Outcomes for Participants:
At the end of this program participants will be able to:
- Understand the difference between strategic and operational thinking
- Master a strategic toolkit and understand which tools to use at different stages and in different contexts to
- develop strategy
- Manage the decision-making process
- Understand essential tips and alert them to the pitfalls in making strategic decisions.
Learning Outcomes for Organization:
Through exposing participants to wider perspectives, cases and new innovative techniques, they will be able to bring back these value creating ideas into their own organizations. Similarly they will also learn about how to avoid pitfalls in decision-making, which should help avoid value destruction .
Paul Griffith has a focus in strategy, innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship. He works with organisations in the private and public sector such as: Astra Zeneca, Barclays Bank, Coral - Gala, Erste Bank, Imperial Tobacco, KPN, PPG Industries, Senior, Skanska, Dubai Government. As the Head of ...
Jo Whitehead is a Director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre. His research is in strategic decision making, business unit strategy, corporate strategy and the role of Chief Strategy officers and their departments. Jo's other professional interests includes running and providing management p...
Brian Worsfold is a senior member of faculty and an expert in the development and implementation of business and customer strategy. Brian is client director for a wide range of leadership and talent development programmes for senior leaders in the Civil Service and other public sector organisatio...
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