NEW! Courageous Decision Making and Prioritization: Empowering Leaders to Execute on Strategy with Annie Sheehan

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the impact of courageous decision-making in driving innovation, growth and organizational success.
  • Describe the effect of courageous prioritization in achieving strategic goals and maximizing speed to value.
  • Use practical tools and frameworks for assessing risks, gathering relevant information and evaluating options to make informed and bold decisions.


In today’s fast-paced business environment, making timely, bold decisions and prioritizing effectively is crucial for gaining a competitive edge. Recognized by Harvard Business Review as essential yet often underdeveloped, these skills are vital for leaders who must navigate complex challenges and drive organizational success. 

This training is ideal for project managers, team leaders and executives responsible for making strategic decisions and prioritizing tasks to ensure successful outcomes within fast-paced business and project delivery landscapes. "Courageous Decision-Making and Prioritization" equips you with the tools to excel in individual and collective decision-making and master portfolio, program and project prioritization for delivering swift value. 

Key benefits:

  • Enhance decision-making skills: Gain the confidence to make courageous and effective decisions, both individually and as a team, even in situations without clear leadership.
  • Master prioritization: Develop strategies to swiftly identify and focus on critical priorities, optimizing resources for maximum impact.
  • Drive competitive advantage: Understand how to achieve speed to value, enhancing customer satisfaction and organizational efficiency.

We will use real-world case studies, role-play scenarios and group exercises to practice and refine your decision-making and prioritization skills.

By the end of the training, you will have a robust framework for making courageous decisions and prioritizing work effectively, empowering you to lead your projects with confidence and agility in a rapidly changing landscape.

Join us for “Courageous Decision-Making and Prioritization” and take your leadership to the next level.



  • Morning Session: Courageous Decision-Making

    • Discuss the psychology of fear and risk.
    • Recognize the benefits of courageous decision-making and learn how to overcome barriers.
    • Practice using tools and frameworks for courageous decision-making for:
      • Individuals
      • Project teams
      • Collective decision-making
    • Discuss how to build a culture of courageous decision-making.

    Afternoon Session: Courageous Prioritization

    • Provide an overview of prioritization in the context of portfolio decision-making.
    • Compare traditional prioritization frameworks and models.
      •  Personal — Stephen Covey — “Put first things first”
      •  Project team — Scope and features prioritization
      •  Strategic portfolio — Link to mission, vision and values
    • Explore the courageous prioritization model: Focus on delivering business value early (speed to value).
    • Assess priorities and set strategic objectives.
    • Discover effective resource allocation and faster decision-making strategies.
    • Manage change and adaptability in prioritization.

    The training includes Q&A, case studies and group exercises.

    Participants will leave the training equipped with practical strategies, tools and a renewed confidence to prioritize effectively, make informed decisions, influence others to make decisions and lead their teams with courage, clarity and conviction.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-SP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PfMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 7 0 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Annie Sheehan

Annie is a highly experienced project coach and trainer with a remarkable 25-year track record of successful global project deliveries in major multinational corporations. She is renowned for her ability to blend an agile mindset with established delivery practices, enabling her to produce value in manageable chunks using simple, repeatable processes. Her guiding principle is to "maximize life and stay sane." 

Annie's expertise in sponsor coaching, capability development, and enhancing project delivery methodologies has consistently empowered organizations to achieve outstanding results. Her active involvement with PMI since 2009, combined with her extensive experience as a past PMI Melbourne Chapter president, global region mentor, and Head of Client Engagement for Australia and New Zealand, underscores her deep commitment to the field. 

Notably, Annie is a certified project manager, PMP and CAPM trainer, agile coach, board director, and the successful author of two impactful business books: The Courageous Sponsor (June 2020) and Turning Ideas into Impact (February 2020), the latter achieving the status of a #1 Amazon bestseller.

Training Information

24 September 2024
Start Time
8:00 AM
1 Day


Member Price
(US$705.00 before 12 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$910.00 before 12 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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