Business Acumen: Skills for Strategic Decision-Making

In this training course you will enhance your business acumen and develop decision-making, strategic planning, and skills for success.

AMS Course Code: 2091

Course Description

The Business Acumen: Skills for Strategic Decision-Making course encompasses skills that bolster decision making, strategic planning, systems thinking, and market leadership through a heightened understanding, curiosity, and thoughtfulness of how an individual leader or organization executes within the mission. This program will challenge leaders to better understand stakeholders, trends, and business challenges via a core skillset that can be applied at any level.

Visit the AMS Client-Centric Engagement Model below, to learn about other customization options or Contact Us to discuss your unique needs. Our modulated content inventory coupled with our proprietary 4x4 design model affords our clients a wide range of scalable options. Visit out Full Course Catalog to explore related topics.

Delivery Options

This program is delivered on-site in one full day or virtually in two 3.5-hour sessions.

Course Modules

Strategic Thinking

  • Individual - Self

  • Role Driven – Task/Purpose

  • Enterprise Driven – Vision & Values

  • Creative, Critical, Systems Thinking

Evaluation & Assessment

  • Decisions & Alignment

  • Extrapolation & Impact

  • Plans – Structure & Process

  • Recommendations & Focus

Governance & Collaboration

  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Rules of Engagement

  • Reporting Requirements

  • Priorities & Outcomes

Market & Sector Dynamics

  • Enterprise Partnerships

  • Building & Maintaining Networks

  • Being Present & Aware of Change

  • Educating & Informing

Who Should Attend

Executives, managers, product owners, program leads and any individual who is responsible for guiding the trajectory of the organization’s execution strategies.

Client-Centric Engagement Model

Professional Development Training

Each learning module in our course descriptions represent 90 minutes of instruction. Your selection of learning modules and sub-topics, preferred delivery modality, and custom design elements (as noted below), will determine the course duration and ultimate “best solution” to meet your unique learning needs. Our proprietary and innovative “4x4” design model, expert level facilitators, and modulated content library is the gateway to high-impact and agile learning experiences that result in immediate skills application.

AMS Professional Development Training Model for Engagement

For the Team

  • Teams of eight or more participants, delivered On-Site or Live Online with the option to customize your learning experience.

For the Individual

Customize your Learning Experience

  • Customize with instructional design options including scenarios, thought leader questions, and exercises
  • Select delivery modality and manage course durations based on content selection
  • Mix and match learning modules & sub-topics to create the most highly customized learning experience
  • Create learning tracks by linking courses & learning modules with connective application exercises over a predetermined timeline
  • Support content with correlating Research Articles
  • Enhance skills application with Performance Coaching
  • Earn select industry and academic accreditations
  • Organizational Learning & Development (L&D) Framework Best Practice
  • Integrate Digital Resources – Thought Leader Interviews  Insights Podcast

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