Strategic Thinking, Strategic Leadership, and Decision Advantage


Est.imated Completion Time: 4 days

Starts: Spring

Program Area: Defense Systems Management

POC: NPS Online Support

Modality: Resident


The purpose of this short course is to help mid-level leaders develop the mental agility needed for decision advantage and to provide them leadership tools for building and leading agile organizations, reasoning through complex situations, formulating and shaping strategy at the operational level, and becoming a lifelong learner. It consists of several “strategic thinking sessions” (via DL), followed by two-days in person. The target audience is O-4s and O-5s as well as commanders/primary staff in operational units.

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Application Deadlines

  •  25 Sep 2023

    Winter quarter applications due

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  25 Sep 2023

    Fall Quarter instruction begins

  •  09 Oct 2023

    Columbus Day (holiday)

  •  24 Oct 2023

    Shift day: treat as Friday class schedule

See NPS Academic Calendar for more dates.