Strategic Decision-Making


strategic decisionStrategic Decision-Making is one of the most important functions of leaders and managers in any kind of organisation. Among the different decisions that leaders and managers will make, strategic decision-making is a complex process that must be understood completely before it can be practiced effectively.

This Strategic Decision-Making workshop is designed to help middle managers and above to make those decisions that matter – decisions that may determine the organisation's direction for the next few years. It prepares managers to play an active role in building strategic understanding and commitment throughout the organisation. As managers gain strategic experience, an organisation benefits from the pooled strength of a cadre of people with strategic decision making skills.

In this workshop you will enhance your ability to obtain insight, exercise judgment and design more effective decision processes. By breaking down decision "problems" into manageable parts, and candidly considering possible alternatives, the available information and the relevant preferences of the decision makers, you learn to avoid common mistakes.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for decision-makers and those who support strategic decision-making within organisations including managers who would like a broadened perspective on managing complex decisions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this programme participants should be able to:

  • Define and address factors influencing the strategic decision making process
  • Identify the difference between strategic and operational decisions
  • Examine the pitfalls in strategic decision making and implementation
  • Increase their ability and confidence to make balanced decisions and recommendations to management or board
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a systematic approach to making strategic decisions on a daily basis

Programme Outline

Topics to be covered include:

Essentials of Strategic Thinking

  • Strategic Thinking Rule #1: Open minds are essential!
  • Thinking big and broadly
  • Reading the environment of today and anticipating the environment of tomorrow
  • Key steps of Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Thinking for Better Decisions

  • What do you need to accomplish? Focus on the goal
  • Weighing risks against the potential rewards
  • Choices must be made: establishing priorities

The Strategic Thinker's Thinking Tools

  • The important role of information gathering in concepting new strategies
  • Protecting your "thinking time" - it's hard to be your strategic best amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life
  • Articulating your strategies: communicating so everyone understands

From Strategic Thinking to Strategic Planning

  • Aligning strategic decisions with critical goals
  • Setting measurable, specific objectives
  • Identify organisational barriers that may interfere with new strategic plans
  • The strategic planning team - and why it's never a team of one!

Facilitator: Mr. Mirza Ali-Mohammedo

Mirza Ali-Mohammed brings a wealth of experience as a practitioner and as a manager in organisations across several sectors. He is the Principal Consultant in his Consulting firm – Caribbean Training and Development.

He is a graduate in Mass Communications from UWI, Mona, Jamaica and has successfully completed an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from UWI Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. He has been certified as a Master Trainer from the National Center for Construction, Education and Research (NCCER), USA.

Mirza has served in several capacities associated with Human Resources and Training & Development. His immediate past position was Divisional Manager, Human Resources and Student Affairs at the National Energy Skills Center (NESC). Prior to that, he served at Petrotrin as a Senior Human Resource Analyst responsible for all Technical Training. Other experiences came from Petrotrin Trinmar Operations, Human Resource department and BWIA Limited, Engineering & Maintenance department.

Mirza previously lectured in the field of Communication Arts at UWI, School of Continuing Studies, as well as John Donaldson Technical Institute. Over the last few years, he has been facilitating a number of training workshops for the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and the University of Trinidad and Tobago as well as training & development interventions for several firms.

He has conducted Training & Development interventions for many companies locally and regionally. His areas of expertise include:

  • Managing Training and Development
  • Training of Trainers
  • Conflict Management / Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Organisational Development
  • Project Management for Business Professionals
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • World Class Customer Service
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Leadership Development

As a result of Mirza's unique experience of having worked across several sectors, he is grounded in the reality of everyday organisational issues and challenges.


Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 2 Days
Cost TT $4,000.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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