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Leading Strategic Decision Making

April 19-20, 2023 - UT Campus ($2,950) || On-Demand - Online ($1,295)

  • EFFECTIVELY DIAGNOSE DECISION SITUATIONS

    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 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.

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Upcoming Sessions

Class Details

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

Date

On Demand

Instructors

Bruce Judd

Eric Bickel

Location

Online

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

Date

04/19/23 - 04/20/23

2 Days

Instructors

Bruce Judd

Eric Bickel

Location

HYBRID

UT Campus

Live Online

Leading Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

Date

On Demand

Instructors

Bruce Judd

Eric Bickel

Location

Online

Leading Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

Date

04/19/23 - 04/20/23

2 Days

Instructors

Bruce Judd

Eric Bickel

Location

HYBRID

UT Campus

Live Online

Class

Concentration

Date

Location

Instructors

Leading Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

On Demand

Online

Bruce Judd

Eric Bickel

Leading Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

04/19/23 - 04/20/23

2 Days

HYBRID

UT Campus

Live Online

Bruce Judd

Eric Bickel

What You'll Learn

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

Management of Group Interactions

  • 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

Decision Processes

  • 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

 

Decision Leadership

  • 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

 

Attending this Course

  • Individuals

    Those who want to make better decisions, especially when outcomes are uncertain and when risks include financial and non-financial impacts.
  • Teams

    Organizations often send pairs or small teams, to support the launch of new initiatives.
  • Requirements & Credit

    There are no formal prerequisites for SDRM classes, but we recommend starting with Decision Quality to learn the fundamentals. Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course, as well as a certificate of completion.
Effectively Diagnose Decision Situations
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 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.
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Instructors

  • Eric Bickel
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    Eric Bickel

    Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering

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  • Bruce Judd
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    Bruce Judd

    Partner and Managing Director, Executive Education Practice, Strategic Decisions Group

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Demonstrate Your Expertise with a Certificate

  • Reimbursement Options

    Learn more about course credits and options for course reimbursement. Get tips on the best way to approach your manager and download a customizable template to facilitate making the ask.
  • Course Location

    In person courses take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and adjoining Rowling Hall on the UT campus in Austin. These world-class facilities provide a comfortable and convenient learning environment, with direct access to the 40 acres of campus and within walking distance of downtown Austin. Live online and on-demand course options are available for many courses.

On-Demand Course Information

The following information applies to the On-Demand class ONLY.

 

  • The on-demand version of this course is self-paced and online. You may register and begin the class at any time and you will have 60 days to complete the class.
  • You should expect to dedicate 18 to 22 hours to watch videos and complete assignments. At the end of each module, you will take a short quiz to assess your learning.
  • Once you have completed all modules, you will take the final exam. You are required to score 70% or higher on the final exam to pass the class and earn a credit for the course. You may take the final exam as many times as you wish until you pass.

In Partnership with Strategic Decisions Group

The Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate courses offered by Texas Executive Education combine The University of Texas at Austin’s academic and research depth with the decision and risk management expertise and track record of Strategic Decisions Group (SDG).

 

Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) is a global consulting firm with expertise in strategic decision making, risk management and shareholder value creation. SDG’s collaborative approach helps clients find innovative strategies for today while helping them build decision competency for the future.

 

Resources

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    Decision Quality: Strategic Decision Making Through Framing & Alternatives

    Framing and finding alternatives are key links in the decision quality chain; necessary for determining if a decision is good or not.
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    Decision Quality: Strategic Decision Making Through Information & Values

    Decision quality is a strategic decision making process used to judge the quality of a decision at the time it is being made.
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    Decision Making: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Why do seemingly good decisions sometimes turn out all wrong? Conventional thinking often confuses decisions with outcomes.

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