May 8, 2014: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
May 9, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Metropolitan Water District
700 North Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

$1200 Participant Registration
(Includes tuition, course materials, parking and most meals)

CEU's awarded: 0.9
Course Number: LEAD304A


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About the Program

As a complementary follow-on to The Strategic View course, this course teaches participants multiple decision-making strategic models that prove simple, yet effective. Think. Plan. Act. These three core steps of strategic thinking culminate in Thrive. This course emphasizes the decision frameworks that truly ensure participants engage all three core steps, as they act, but in a thoughtful and planned manner. These models follow a quadrant-based system of strategic decision-making (as outlined below). When faced with complex choices in turbulent and changing times, professionals require tools that will systematize, clarify and simplify how we make decisions. This course features the toolbox for that.

  • Learn to redefine “the rules of the game” and shift toward concrete mode of thought and action
  • Develop mental acuity through a variety of strategic methods and processes
  • Envision the future state, while accounting for the past and present state
  • Boost proactive behavior and initiative in structured ways

Course Outline

Self-Awareness in the Decision-Making Process

  • Explore Models of How the Self Can Systematize Decisions
  • These Models Include: The Flow, The Johari Window and The Making-Of

Self-Development in the Decision-Making Process

  • Discuss and Implement Models that Develop Yourself to Improve Your Decision-Making Capabilities
  • These Models Include: Goal Mapping, The Project Portfolio, The Eisenhower, The Rubber Band and The Cross Roads

Understand Others in the Decision-Making Process

  • Incorporate Perspectives of Others to Make Your Decision-Making Truly Effective
  • These Models Include: Double Loop Learning, Appreciative Inquiry, The Black Swan and The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Develop Others in the Decision-Making Process

  • Culminate the Growth of Your Decision-Making Toolbox by Learning How to Develop Others with These Models
  • These Models Include: Situational Leadership and The 6 Hats


Christine Itano-Cosner, Partner of Spectrum Knowledge, has 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant, instructional system designer and trainer and facilitator for Fortune 500 organizations and non-profits agencies.

Ms. Itano-Cosner has a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her expertise includes leadership/management development, organizational development, strategic planning, performance management, teambuilding, diversity training, coaching, instructional design and development and organizational research. She is an instructor at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management and has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at Irvine, Merage School of Business, Executive Education Program and a member of Pfizer’s Worldwide Diversity & Inclusion consultant team. Her partnerships include Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, International Institute For Education, US Air Force, IBM, Boeing, The Aerospace Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, McDonald’s, American Express and Environmental Protection Agency.