Creating a Culture of Strategic Decision-Making

Skills, tools and strategies for managers and executives  

Better business decisions are likely to produce better business results. High-quality decision-making is the foundation of business success, and the only way that companies can maximise their chances of achieving goals such as increased revenue, greater market share, or higher profitability.

However, research has consistently shown that the organisational environment – the culture – in which people operate has a profound impact on the quality of their decisions–decisions on which the success of a company depends.

Designed for both individuals and teams, this short, fully online course provides managers, executives, and others in a leadership role with skills, tools and strategies that can be used to create an organisational environment that is likely to produce decisions that give companies the best possible chance of achieving their goals.

To preview this course or learn more, see below. To begin learning how to optimise your company’s decisions immediately, click ‘Register’. If you are a training manager and would like to enquire about how your team, staff or organisation can benefit from strategic decision training, please contact us.


Course Details

Key Benefits
  • Learn how to harness conflict, improve the performance of your staff, and optimise the decisions made by your organisation
  • Learn how to avoid making bad decisions that can be costly and difficult to reverse
  • Dramatically increase your chances of achieving your organisational goals
  • Acquire a potentially decisive strategic advantage in your industry or sector 
  • Inspire those around you by developing the confidence of someone who knows – and can explain why – they chose the right course of action
  • Lead more effectively by knowing how to systematically determine the best option or course of action
  • Learn how to create an organisational culture that fosters innovation and creativity
  • Acquire a unique, high-level skill set that can be used to improve organisational performance throughout your managerial career
Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Approach future decisions with an understanding of what constitutes a high-quality decision
  • Identify a range of individual and organisational biases that can negatively impact upon organisational decision quality
  • Help to create a culture of strategic decision-making in your organisation
  • Improve your organisation’s capacity to respond to complex organisational and analytical challenges
  • Improve your individual performance and add value to your organisation by consistently making better decisions
What you will receive
  • The equivalent of one full day of high level, engaging and interactive training that will help your company or business begin making better decisions immediately
  • A fully referenced, practical, 12,000-word E-Book that can be used to help guide organisational, professional and personal decisions well into the future
  • ‘Checklist for Practical Action’ – a highly effective tool for managers and executives who are regularly confronted with decisions of significant importance
  • Certificate of completion
Course Structure
  • Why Develop Your Decision-Making Skills and What is a High-Quality Decision?
  • Culture as a Decision Framework
  • Overcoming Biases: Skills, Tools and Techniques
  • Creating a Culture of Strategic Decision-Making: Leadership
  • Creating a Culture of Strategic Decision-Making: Dialogue, Advocacy and Authenticity
  • Harnessing the Power of Difference: Conflict, Diversity and Decision Quality
Who Should Attend

This course is for managers, executives, and others who have the capacity to influence the corporate or organisational environment in which decisions are made. This course is also particularly beneficial for:

  • Management teams
  • Team leaders
  • Those who have recently been promoted to a managerial, executive or other leadership position
  • Those who aspire to or are likely to be promoted to a managerial, executive or other leadership position

*Please not that this course is unlikely to be of benefit to junior staff

Delivery Method
Fully Online, Self Paced

Time Commitment
Approx. 8 hours

Access Period
60 Days

(inc. GST)


Still, why should I invest in this training?

Put simply, decison-making is the only thing over which you have any control. And yet, it is something that you probably haven’t been trained how to do. While our strategic decision training is likely to help you to make better decisions for many years to come, if it helps you to get only one major personal or professional decision right (or avoid getting one major decision wrong), it will have paid for itself many times over. And with well over 90% of participants surveyed saying that our courses provided them with knowledge, skills and tools needed to make better decisions, you can rest assured that learning how to make good decisions is likely to be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Register Now.

Explained decision-making

Nicholls Consulting explained why we make the decisions the way we do, and provided us with wonderful strategies to make better strategic decisions going forward (with far more confidence). Dr. Nicholls’ engaging style and relatability also gave me the ability to apply the same strategies to achieve better results in my personal life.

-Matthew Dew, General Manager, SA & WA, SMAART Recruitment

Opened our eyes to new possibilities

We couldn’t have put together such a good plan if it wasn’t for Nicholls Consulting. They opened our eyes to better systems and processes for us and our clients. If you’re thinking about using these guys, I highly recommend them.

-Mark Kirk, Director, SEOMarketer

Unique, practical skill set

Thought provoking and inspiring. This course equipped me with practical skills and insights which I have not gained from other programs. I am confident that I will be able to apply this knowledge immediately in my role as an executive reporting to a board.

-Aaron Bawden, Registrar, Victorian Pharmacy Authority