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Strategic Decision Making for the Public Sector Professional

Gain the knowledge and tools to make better decisions immediately

Strategic Decision Making for the Public Sector Professional

IPAA Victoria’s Strategic Decision Making for the Public Sector Professional course equips you with the knowledge, skills and tools to begin making better decisions immediately.

It also provides you with a decision-making framework that can help you to avoid making bad decisions. As the environment in which public sector organisations operate becomes more competitive, complex and uncertain, the need to make effective decisions is more important than ever.

As a fully online, self-paced program, this course provides you with the flexibility to develop a life-changing skill set when and how you want to and can be listened to via audio at your convenience.

This self-paced program begins on the first business day of every month and you will be sent a link to the online platform prior to the start date.

Course overview

  • gain knowledge that can improve your individual performance and contribute to achieve long-term objectives
  • improve your individual performance and contribute to your organisation’s ability to achieve its long-term objectives.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • approach future decisions with an understanding of what constitutes a high-quality decision;
  • contribute more effectively to your organisation’s capacity to achieve its objectives through higher quality decision-making;
  • improve the quality of your professional and personal decisions by developing your ‘decision fitness’; and
  • improve your individual performance and add value to your organisation by consistently making better decisions.

Course audience

The ideal course participant is a professional who:

  • writes and prepare briefs;
  • provide advice or formulate policy options for senior decision-makers;
  • perform in a project or project management role;
  • undertake project planning;
  • perform in a policy or advisory role;
  • undertake policy analysis and/or strategic planning; or
  • successfully deliver project outcomes.

Thought-provoking and inspiring

Aaron Bawden, Victorian Pharmacy Authority


Dr Seth Nicholls

Dr Seth Nicholls

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Monday 2 October 2023
Ongoing – 1st Monday every month

Self paced



  • Platinum member: $908
  • Gold member: $908
  • Silver member: $908
  • Silver (small) member: $908
  • Professional member: $908
  • Concession member: $908
  • Fellow: $908

Non member: $908

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Strategic Decision Making for the Public Sector Professional? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.