Achieving Strategic Decision Quality - On Demand

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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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. Learn and apply the best practices for making smarter, faster, and more creative long-term decisions.

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

Clarify problems, explore available options, develop a structured framework, understand the impact, and commit to your choice.

Online Program

This is an on demand class. You may register and take the class online at your convenience.

Strategic Decision Professionals

Our partnership with SDG combines UT's academic research and SDG's real-world experience in decision consulting to create an unmatched learning experience.


  • 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

Who Attends

  • This class is designed for participants wanting to take an online class. Achieving Strategic Decision Quality is also available in person. If you would like to take the in-class version, please click here. The in person version of the class is $3495.00.

Additional Information

CEUs: Participants earn 1.75 CEUs and/or 17.5 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
Course Credits: 1.00

Houston C. Young
Director, Strategic and Operational Risk Management General Motors


Eric Bickel

Dr. Eric Bickel is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Dr. Bickel holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Bruce Judd

Dr. Bruce Judd is Partner and Managing Director at Strategic Decisions Group. He helps clients develop internal capabilities to enhance the quality of their decision-making through a combination of on-the-job coaching, professional development and classroom work.

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Carl Spetzler

Dr. Carl Spetzler co-founded Strategic Decisions Group in 1981 and currently serves as chairman and CEO. He is a leader in strategy and innovation processes, helping corporate leaders cope with the lack of explicit strategic alternatives, deal with the complexities of uncertainty and risk over long time horizons, and achieve lasting change.

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Course Details

Price: $1,995.00

Achieving Strategic Decision Quality - On Demand


01/31/18 - 12/31/18

On Demand

Carl Spetzler
Eric Bickel
Bruce Judd