Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving


Course overview

The Bradley Institute Strategic Decision Making first examines the five steps in the problem-solving process and delves into what the delegate should know to solve any problem that he or she may encounter. Delegates will examine the various methods for defining the problem and will learn how to generate a solution, as well as come up with alternative solutions. They will look at how to implement their chosen solution, and then how to analyse that solution to determine if it is indeed the right one, as well as gather any lessons learned to apply to future problems.

Delegates will also learn how an organization can benefit from employing strategic decision-making techniques, and how to use decision-making strategies to improve negotiation skills.

Who should attend the course?

Bradley Institute Stakeholder Engagement and Management Course is designed for the public and private sector and is aimed at:

  • Senior Executives and managers involved in making strategic decisions regarding their ‘change-the-business portfolio’ for their teams and the organisation
  • Programme Managers
  • Functional specialists working in strategic and operational lead roles
  • Business unit heads transitioning from operational to strategic roles
  • Individuals needing to be knowledgeable about strategic business management

Course objectives

By the end of Bradley Institute’s Developing Transformational Leadership training course, participants will be able to:

  • Choose and apply appropriate problem solving and decision making processes and methods
  • Identify common obstacles to effective problem solving and decision making
  • Recognize the human variable in problem solving and decision making
  • Assess major conceptual blocks and significant situational challenges
  • Apply concepts to enhancing personal development and organizational performance
  • Explain the key elements of problem solving and decision making and the barriers associated with them.

The Learning Model

The trainer uses up-to-date training techniques and a variety of training methods, to give all participants the
best opportunities for learning including:

  • Class session
  • Group discussions
  • Simulations exercises
  • Case studies and problem solving exercises
  • Individual assignments
  • Templates and tools

Course Contents

  • Understanding the Problem-Solving Hierarchy
  • Making Effective Strategic Business Decisions
  • Structured Problem-Solving Techniques for Leaders
  • Managing Dilemmas: When Problems Can’t Be Solved
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Managing Dilemmas: When Problems Can’t Be Solved
  • Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Success

Course Calendar


27-29 Jan

03-05 Feb

02-04 Mar

06-08 Apr

11-13 May

08-10 Jun

13-15 Jul

17-19 Aug

14-16 Sept

12-14 Oct

09-11 Nov

07-09 Dec

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Cost: R7 500


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