Intelligence for Business: Decision Edge in a Complex World

Spring 2020 | $5,250 | Group Discounts Available

Los Angeles, California

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In a volatile, uncertain globalized world, how can business executives gain strategic advantage and improve decision quality? How can they sift through the noise to understand what is truly important for long-term business success? How do they test assumptions to avoid costly mistakes?

In a word: Intelligence. Intelligence is a professional discipline as valuable to business decision making as law, finance, or strategy.

Built out of a strategic partnership between Crumpton Group and Thunderbird School of Global Management, Intelligence for Business brings together veteran intelligence experts and leading global leadership faculty to deliver a transformative 3-day program. The program teaches senior leaders, and those moving up within the organization to lead, how to apply the intelligence discipline to address their most vexing decision making challenges.


  • Learn how the intelligence discipline is used by senior leaders around the world to gain decision advantage.
  • Explore a proven, systematic approach that applies the intelligence discipline to a business environment.
  • Participants bring a specific intelligence challenge from their organization that they will work on with guidance from intelligence experts.
  • Deeper knowledge transfer via a blend of peer-to-peer discussion, facilitator-led learning experience and one-on-one engagement. 

Intensive examination of challenges and opportunities specific to intelligence usage.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for senior-level leaders within their organizations, as well as those on the fast track to such roles, who are able to affect change at the organizational level. Positions include: 

  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Chief Operations Officers  AVP, SVP, or EVPS

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding of what is and isn't intelligence. 
  • Why the intelligence discipline can make the difference between business success and failure.
  • Importance of developing an "Intelligence Mindset". How to respond to intelligence about threats, risks and opportunities. 
  • Impacts of digital transformation in organizations and industries and how this influences the future of work.  

World-Class Faculty

This program provides a unique opportunity to learn from an interdisciplinary cadre of world-class experts and practitioners in intelligence, international affairs, digital transformation, and the future of work. Program sessions are curated by experts with decades of experience in corporate and government leadership roles.

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Frank Archibald
Former Director, CIA
National Clandestine Service

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Patrick Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor of Analytics, Leadership
and Innovative Futures

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Kenneth Sawka
President – Crumpton Group
Strategy & Leadership Consultant

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Matthew Spence, Ph.D.
International Security Expert
Professor of Cybersecurity and Intelligence


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