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Decision-Making and Strategic Execution

8/17/2021 EDT - 8/18/2021 EDT
Virtual Classroom


Who Attends

This program is designed for leaders who are called upon to make complex decisions, and would like to deepen their understanding of how to overcome the impact of cognitive biases and improve their decision-making capabilities.


In today’s volatile, complex, and uncertain world, organizations often have difficulty making and implementing effective decisions. Decision Making and Strategic Execution first outlines the need for critical thinking skills to raise the probability of good outcomes. It will discuss common cognitive biases and the critical thinking behaviors that can mitigate their effects. Next, it addresses executing on strategic decisions — by exploring barriers and best practices, with particular emphasis on building agility into the execution process.

Learning Objectives and Program Impact

  • Understand the tension between short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Identify specific behaviors to mitigate the effects of cognitive biases.
  • Utilize tools to make a final decision, even in a consensus-driven environment.
  • Determine best practices in strategic execution.
  • Promote an enterprise mindset, including strategic management of key stakeholders.

Faculty Speakers

Kathy Pearson, Ph.D.
President and Founder, Enterprise Learning Solutions

Kathy Pearson, Ph.D.

President and Founder, Enterprise Learning Solutions

Kathy Pearson, Ph.D. is a strategist, Systems Thinking expert, and authority in decision making. She is President and Founder of Enterprise Learning Solutions, a firm focused on executive development and learning across industries — with many clients in financial services and health care. Kathy is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at The Wharton School, both at the University of Pennsylvania. An award-winning educator, she is heavily involved in Executive Education at The Wharton School, Duke CE, and the Institute for Management Studies — on topics such as Complex Decision Making, Strategic Agility, and The Enterprise Mindset.

Sample Agenda

Sample Agenda

Day 1:

  • Framework for Making Short-Term Versus Long-Term Decisions
  • Framing the Issue: Clarity
  • Experiential Frames
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Availability Bias
  • Overconfidence Bias
  • Group Decision Making and Decision Rights

Day 2:

  • Relationship Between Strategy and Execution
  • Barriers to Strategic Execution
  • Comprehensive Execution Research
  • Decentralization and Experimentation
  • Stakeholders Models and the Importance of Trust
  • Clarity of Intent
  • Strategic Agility and Tools
  • Characteristics of Learning Organizations


LIMRA or LOMA Member: $2,400.00
Nonmember: $4,800.00

Hotel / Venue

This program will be delivered virtually.  Log on information will be provided to registrants prior to the program date.

Contact us to learn more:

Lisa Stevens

Director of Executive Development



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