Business Strategy

Strategic Decision Making

This practical and highly interactive program helps you to understand and use tools and frameworks to evaluate your strategic options, develop your strategies, and improve the quality of your decision-making.

Upcoming programs

Ashridge, UK
Start 5 Dec 2022£5,500
GMT5 days
Start 26 Apr 2023£3,200
GMT+13 days
+44 20 3318 6437

Program overview

Strategic Decision Making brings strategic frameworks to life and teaches you 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 you to apply them in your workplace.

Simulations give you the opportunity to practice developing innovative new strategies and making decisions as a team under pressure.

More about the program

In this program, you will learn that many of the challenges in the decision-making process can be traced back to the your interests, attachments, and biases of the individuals involved. Using Ashridge research from the book Think Again, you 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 apply them to the pitfalls in making strategic decisions

Who is it for?

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.

I found the frameworks and ideas on decision making and strategy development relevant and applicable. The strategy simulation exercises and case studies to reflect on decision-making brought some of those tools to life. Met a great group of participants from all over the world, enriching experience.

Country Manager, Water Aid Nepal

Blended learning

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.

Delivered by renowned faculty and mentors

The faculty of our programs have been handpicked based on their business experience, achievements, and reputations. They work with learners on a one-on-one basis to help them hone unique skillsets and personality traits to feel empowered to spur change. They don’t just teach – they inspire and guide learners through the rigorous course material and bring it to life by sharing examples from their own experiences in different sectors.


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