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Sharpen your decision-making skills

Leading a team, board or company to success involves making critical decisions, giving sound advice, and evaluating the decisions of others. However, in fast-changing business environments, managers must often make decisions under severe time constraints and with insufficient information. In these situations, if they rely only on habitual problem-solving techniques and intuition, they can fall prey to unconscious biases that hinder their ability to make the best decisions.

Strategic Decision Making for Leaders is aimed at executives who make important decisions in their organisations and are responsible for establishing decision-making processes. The programme delivers the tools and frameworks to help you improve your decision-making and better guide your team’s decisions. Through interactive classroom sessions, case discussions, simulations and group exercises, you will develop a practical understanding of what drives your own behaviour and that of the people around you.

You will return to work with a comprehensive understanding of the strategic decision-making process, along with concrete guidelines on how to make better decisions, apply efficient processes, and deliver consistent results.

NEW! For 2024 Data Science, AI, & Machine Learning

INSEAD's Strategic Decision Making for Leaders have received a consistently high rating of 4.8/5, and we are pleased to announce an extension of our programme content for 2024.

Obtain an additional edge with the introduction of NEW! methods and tools for data-driven analytics including data science, AI (including Generative AI) and Machine Learning

Drawing on practical frameworks based on management science and psychology, leverage the power of “nudges” - a light-touch way to influence human behaviour, as well as the newly introduced concepts of the power of data and AI to make better holistic decisions for your organisation.

How you benefit

  • Make better holistic decisions for your organisation through leveraging the power of ‘nudges’ – a light-touch way to influence human behaviour and the power of data and AI.
  • Develop your critical thinking skills and sharpen your intuition to lead your organisation
  • Build a high-performing team in the face of risk and uncertainty.
  • Become a more strategic leader by understanding the long-term impacts your decision can have.
  • Effectively manage the rigorous decision-making process to avoid common traps and pitfalls.

Participant profile

Strategic Decision Making for Leaders is designed for:

  • Senior executives and key decision-makers
  • Managers responsible for building high-performing teams
  • Managers who frequently lead projects and want to improve their ability to make smart, sound decisions

This programme particularly benefits executives who must frequently make strategic decisions under high levels of uncertainty.


This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.

Featured interview with a past participant of the live virtual session

Our professor was fantastic. Not only was he an extraordinary presenter, he brought a great deal of humour and fun to the learning experience. I found the programme incredibly well structured and delivered. A lot of the learning – the exploration of decision making – was geared around real-world cases in which you see all these complex dynamics laid bare.

José Lucia van Hal
International Sales Director at Fissler GmbH

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Virtual Executive Coaching


In times of chaos and turbulence the pressure to deliver and make the final call can be challenging. It is during these times that crafting space for reflexion, developing self-awareness and exploring biases is key.

INSEAD's new on-demand coaching offers four one-to-one sessions with one of our highly experienced coaches - providing you with the tools and insights to become a better and more reflective leader.

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