Strategic Decision-Making



Duration: 1 Day 1 Day 10:30am - 3:30pm
Award: Certificate
Location: 118a Kensington Church St. London W8 4BH
Price: £680

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Duration: 1 Day 10:30am - 3:30pm
Award: Certificate
Location: Remote
Price: £680


The practical Strategic Decision-Making course will thoroughly prepare attendees to create and implement successful strategies, which give organisations a competitive advantage. The concept of a strategy as a plan that guides managerial decisions is central to the training.

This course will also develop problem-solving skills and the capacity and confidence to make well-thought-out, informed, and comprehensive decisions.

The training will be supported throughout, with thought-provoking, up-to-date case studies about real companies, from various industries. The idea is that attendees explore real-life examples, in understanding the scenarios, issues, and concepts. This will allow them to gain real insights into best practices. During the course delivery, there will be an emphasis on the decision-making aspect of strategic planning. Taking into account the behavioural science behind decision making, and formulating replicable processes to optimise decision making.

On This Course You Will Learn:

  • The mechanisms and psychology of decision-making
  • Decision-making strategies that align with visions, values, and culture
  • Effective communication strategies for decision-making
  • Use of analytical reasoning to evaluate competitive and risk scenarios

Topics Covered:

Part I - The Process of Decision-Making

  • Understanding the psychology of decision making
  • Cognitive biases and limitations and how to use this information when making decisions
  • Balancing risk and reward
  • How to think about decisions: thinking about objectives and preferences, uncertainties, risks, and options

Part 2 - Creating Strategies for Decision-Making

  • Making a distinction between decisions and problems
  • Learning how to analyse decisional options
  • Defining and creating strategic models for decision-making
  • Implementing strategies
  • Understanding problem-solving theory and practice, including creative approaches

Part 3 - Communicating Decisions

  • Understanding the importance of leadership in implementing successful strategies
  • Reflecting the styles of the organisation and management
  • Matching the medium to the message
  • Incorporating evaluation and feedback in the process of decision-making

Part 4 - Strategies for Competitive Advantage Within Your Teams

  • Decisive, speedy and consistent decision-making
  • Identify internal and external issues and risks factors
  • Incorporate strategic flexibility and change management, to respond to internal and external changes and pressures
  • Action plans to take things forward

Industry Expertise

LSPR has been delivering training since 1992 and has extensive experience in delivering training to a broad range of clients: PR and communications agencies, financial, consumer, oil & gas, and multiple other sectors and industries.

All of our courses are led by industry experts who all share a common purpose: to deliver the best of their knowledge, expertise and ideas to others. Our mantra is that transparency and ethics build the brand's reputation. Beyond achieving the training objectives, our courses motivate individuals to enhance their performance and add value to their organisation by understanding their team's roles and responsibilities.

Tailored Training

All LSPR programmes are tailored to each participant's needs. Before each session, we take the time to get to know you, providing a detailed Training Needs Analysis questionnaire that enables us to understand your skills, level of experience, potential knowledge gaps and expectations of the training. This means that no two sessions are the same, and your needs will always be met when choosing our training.

Practical Learning

With an engaging, supportive facilitation style, our training approach enables practical tools for skills transfer, improvements and real results.

Award & Recognition

LSPR Professional Development Advanced Certificate. The Advanced Certificate is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service:


The final award will be awarded on the following:

Critical Thinking Exercises set and completed during the training - a series of practical exercises are set for each session for the delegates to work on during their training. This is an effective way to try out what you have been learning and gain insight and feedback, as you progress with each session during the course.

Bespoke Availability

To meet your team’s specific needs, this course is also offered as a bespoke exclusive programme. It is also offered on a one-to-one tailored basis. Delivery options are either online, in-house or at the LSPR premises in Kensington. Please contact LSPR for a proposal.

Need more information about this course?
Call us on 020 7221 3399 or Email Us.

*One-to-one and small groups training sessions: duration may be subject to minor time alterations


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