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 leaders 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 teaches learners how to evaluate 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 in their workplace.
Simulations gives participants the opportunity to practice developing innovative new strategies and making decisions as a team under pressure.
More about the program
In this program, leaders will learn that many of the challenges in the decision-making process can be traced back to the personal interests, attachments, and biases of the individuals involved.
Using Ashridge research from the book Think Again, participants will learn about why good people make bad decisions, how to diagnose the influence of bias and how to counterbalance its effects.
What you will learn:
- 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.
We know that short, cohort-based, synchronous learning experiences can be transformational. You will get a deeply impactful, immersive, and intimate learning experience, meeting peers from all over the glove and interacting with world-class faculty.
The blended experience provides leaders with the rare opportunity to take time out of their busy lives, find the space to reflect, be creative, exchange and go deeper in their learnings.
Integrated online learning
Blended Open Programs seamlessly combine self-study content, residential modules, and live virtual sessions to provide a lasting and impactful learning experience. Online learning is a compulsory aspect of the programs, which begin with a minimum of four virtual workshops.
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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