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Decision Making and Strategic Execution

10/15/2019 - 10/16/2019
Convene at Commerce Square, Philadelphia, PA USA
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Who Attends

This program is designed for:

  • Leaders at all levels, in all roles, who will benefit from concentrated focus on thinking critically, understanding cognitive biases, and making effective decisions
  • Senior leaders with responsibility for high-level strategic direction and decision making


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.

  • 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.
  • Build adaptability into decisions with major uncertainties in the implementation process.


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


Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA

Please Note: Upon completing the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email that includes hotel options in the venue’s immediate area.


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

Meet the Faculty

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.

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