Strategic decision-making for the professional: knowledge, skills and tools for superior outcomes

Course Overview

What is a good decision and how do you know that you’ve made one? Ultimately, the only thing over which any of us have control are the decisions that we make. And yet, decision-making is something in which very few of people are trained.

Perfect for both individuals and teams, this course is designed to provide you and your staff with knowledge, skills and tools to make better decisions. As the environment in which companies and other businesses operate becomes more competitive, complex and uncertain, the need for individuals and organisations to make good decisions is more important than ever.

Limits on time and resources, however, mean that busy professionals simply do not have time to study the science of decision-making; or investigate the latest, evidence-based research on how to maximise the probability of achieving good outcomes by improving decision quality.

Drawing on insights from the field of Decision Analysis (pioneered at Stanford University), this workshop provides people within your organisation with a practical, working knowledge of how to begin making better decisions immediately; knowledge that can be used to improve individual performance, add value and contribute to your organisation’s ability to achieve its objectives.

Facilitator: Dr. Hammad Siddiqi

For more information, see full course details below. 


Course Details

Benefits to participants

Decision-making is a skill. Like any other, it can be developed over time with the right information, training and practice. In addition to providing participants with information that can assist them to make better decisions in their current role, this course will provide those who complete it with a decision-making framework that can be used to make better decisions in their personal lives.

Benefits to participants' company or business

Completion of this course will benefit participants’ Company/business by providing them with knowledge, skills and tools which are needed to ensure that their short, medium and longer-term decisions are consistently aligned with their Company’s or business’ vision, mission, values and goals.

What participants will receive

✓ A full day of engaging, interactive training that will enable them to begin making better professional and personal decisions immediately

✓ A fully referenced, practical, 10,000-word E-Book that can be used to help guide their decision-making well into the future

✓ Decisions and Recommendations Checklist (a highly effective tool for those who are regularly confronted with decisions of significant importance)

✓ Certificate of attendance

✓ Full day: Morning tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea

✓ Half day: Morning tea

Course Outcomes

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

✓ Approach future decisions with an understanding of what constitutes a good decision and why

✓ Identify a range of large number of biases and ‘decision traps’ that can negatively impact upon decision-making

✓ Contribute more effectively to their company’s capacity to achieve its objectives through better framing, more effective use of information and alignment with organisational values

✓ Improve the quality of their short, medium and long term decisions by developing their ‘decision fitness’

✓ Improve their individual performance and add value to their organisation by consistently making better decisions.

Course Structure
  • What is a good decision and how do you know that you’ve made one?
  • Framing: How to ensure that you’re solving the right problem
  • The importance and value of good information (and how to effectively use it)
  • The power of alignment and logically consistent reasoning
  • Improving the quality of your decisions by developing your ‘decision fitness’
  • Making decisions and recommendations: process and checklist
Who Should Attend

Perfect for teams, this course is designed for staff at all levels of a Company or business who are interested in acquiring practical knowledge, skills and tools to make better decisions in their professional and personal lives. It is, however, particularly useful for those who are working in a role in which they are expected to make recommendations to managers, executives, and other senior decision-makers, undertake analysis, strategic planning and/or successfully deliver project outcomes.  

1 Day
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Early bird: $595 per person

Basic English

Karstens Brisbane
Karstens Sydney