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Achieving Strategic
Decision Quality

The key to making better decisions

Make smarter and more creative long-term decisions using appropriate frameworks, creative alternatives, and forecasting with ranges of uncertainty. Learn how to frame strategic choices, generate alternatives, develop credible forecasts, quantify uncertainty and judge the quality of a decision at the time it is made.


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Presented by a collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and our academic partner, Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas, Austin

  • Description
  • Instructors
  • Earn a Certificate
  • CEU

You make decisions every day that affect your success. Leveraging an appropriate framework allows you to define the requirements of a quality decision and embrace uncertainty to your advantage. Collaborate in an interactive team environment on a complex decision, applying tools and techniques to a practical situation.

Benefits

  • Learn a powerful collaborative Dialogue Decision Process to address complex issues
  • Frame your decisions to establish a solid foundation for your process
  • Leverage creative methods and analytic thinking to identify alternatives
  • Identify decision criteria with a clear line of sight to your corporate values
  • Utilize sensitivity analysis to identify key risk factors
  • Overcome motivational and cognitive biases to assess probabilities
  • Structure and evaluate decision trees to reduce uncertainty
  • Draw insights from your analysis and communicate results that produce action
  • Discover what it takes to transform decision-making into a core competency of your organization


Prerequisites: None

Delivery Options
  • At UT Austin
  • Online (coming soon)
  • At your workplace

 

 

Eric Bickel
Dr. Eric Bickel is an SDG Fellow and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), where he is Director of the Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, and Academic Director of the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate (SDRM) Program. Dr. Bickel also holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering and the Energy and Earth Resources graduate program.



Bruce Judd
Bruce Judd is a partner and managing director at Strategic Decisions Group. He founded and co-leads the firm’s executive education program. Dr. Judd works with senior executives, internal consultants, facilitators, and analysts involved in making strategic decisions through a combination of on-the-job coaching, professional development and classroom work.



Carl Spetzler
Carl Spetzler has helped top business leaders over 40 years to create innovative new strategies that deal with the complexities of uncertainty and risk over long time horizons. CEO and Chairman of Strategic Decisions Group, he is the lead author of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016).



Trina Weller
Trina Weller has been a decision professional for more than 25 years, applying her expertise in consulting, software development and education. She frequently leads courses for SDG clients and has taught in programs at Stanford University and Santa Clara University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals.



Hannah Winter
Hannah Winter is a partner, strategy consultant, and educator with SDG, where she leads the firm’s executive education program and oversees the firm's university partnerships offering the Strategic Decision and Risk Management certificate program for mid-career professionals. She is a coauthor of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016).



The Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program provides executives and mid-career professionals with the concepts and advanced knowledge to make high-quality decisions and embrace risk and uncertainty for competitive advantage. The certificate is a recognition that you have the advanced skills to lead decision making in your organization. Earn the SDRM certificate by completing six 2½-day classes.

SDG is pleased to collaborate with The University of Texas at Austin to offer the SDRM certificate.

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This course is ideal for those seeking continuing education units (CEUs) or continuing professional education units (CPEs) to maintain or advance your professional skills. Participants earn 1.75 CEUs and/or 17.5 CPEs for this course.