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CPD - Open Programme

IoD West Midlands CPD - Strategic Decision Making 2018

17 May 2018 11:00 - 12:30
148 Edmund Street


Based on cutting-edge research into how senior teams make strategic decisions, this interactive workshop will equip you with an understanding of the ingredients of effective strategic decision making and provide insights into the main challenges. You will then focus on assessing your own organisation’s competence in strategic decision making and consider the areas you will need to focus on to strengthen this ability.

This workshop looks at all three of what Cliff Bowman called the ‘zones of debate’ and what these mean for directors. It looks at the role of ‘comfortable debate’ – and the limits to its value. 
It looks at the notion of ‘uncomfortable debate’ – with guidance on how to facilitate this. It will also explore the impact of ‘assumptions’ that underpin debate about strategic decisions, and how these are promoted by organisational culture and human behaviour, as well as strategic deliberation.

If you experience any difficulty with booking onto the this event, please contact the IoD West Midlands office on 0121 303 6089 or email

Course Benefits

Assess your organisation's capability in making strategic decisions and understand what your organisation needs to do to strengthen its strategic decision making capability.

Learning Objectives

By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the ingredients of effective strategic decision making – and some of the key challenges.
  2. Assess your own organisation’s strategic decision making capability and know where this can be strengthened.



Course Leaders

Jean Pousson

Jean Pousson
Experienced management consultant, coach and board director leading change initiatives.

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75.00 GBP + VAT - Member
150.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member

Course Location
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • 148 Edmund Street
  • Birmingham
  • B3 2JR