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Leading Strategic Decision-Making

Drive the decision-making process in your organization

Achieve success by effectively diagnosing a decision situation, designing a clear approach, facilitating communication, and presenting compelling rationale to key stakeholders.


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

  • Description
  • Instructors
  • Earn a Certificate
  • CEU

Complex decisions, often involving many parties in disagreement, need leaders who can guide a team to a timely, effective resolution. Decision leaders play a specific role, guiding and facilitating decision makers, decision support teams, and other stakeholders. Building on the concepts of Decision Quality and the Dialogue Decision Process (DDP), this class teaches you how to lead a group to a decision.

Benefits

  • Manage a group's interpersonal and organizational dynamics
  • Guide dialogue among decision makers and project teams to produce a high-quality decision
  • Effectively facilitate interactions at each step of the DDP
  • Identify what decision-makers will need to make the best choice in a challenging situation
  • Discuss types of conflict and their potential effects on reaching a quality decision
  • Select the best process for handling many types of decisions
  • Ensure your team is solving the right problem by how you guide them to frame and scope the issue
  • Identify the obstacles – organizational, analytical, and content – to good decision making
  • Lead the project team and decision board in productive dialogue and facilitate agreement and clarity of action
  • Gain insight into your own strategic leadership capabilities and areas for potential improvement


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.

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.

 

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