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Leadership Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance

Program Session(s):
October 15, 2017 - October 20, 2017
February 25, 2018 - March 2, 2018
June 24, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Application Deadline(s):
August 15, 2017
December 22, 2017
April 24, 2018

Program Fee:$8,500

Program fee includes: tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals.

Click here to see this program’s Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) alignment.

This program qualifies for an Executive Certificate.

Faculty Chair: Jennifer Lerner

Program Director: Pia Agliati

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“Strong decision making ability is a key component for successful organizations and Leadership Decision Making opened my eyes to a new realm of issues and processes that need to be understood and applied in future decision making at my organization.”

-Randall Wentsel, National Program Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Grounded in theories and evidence from psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience, Leadership Decision Making teaches leaders like you how to answer tough questions, improve the accuracy of your estimates, and structure effective negotiations. Moreover, it teaches you how to design better decision environments—ones that reduce bias and inaccuracy—making your organization smarter.

Using the latest research in behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience as well as real-time activities in the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, you will have the opportunity to examine both the scientific basis for and the practical aspects of judgment and decision making, and learn how to build lasting leadership skills that incorporate this knowledge. World-renowned Harvard faculty members lead sessions on communicating risk effectively; designing optimal decision environments; reducing biases, and negotiating effectively.

The program also includes an opportunity for self-assessment in the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. The assessment will allow you to gain insight into you own biases, attitudes toward risk, ability to regulate emotions, and other key personal insights that can sharpen decision-making.

“The personalized data from Leadership Decision Making was invaluable for me to grow and transform my workplace and personal capabilities. Three years later, I continue to explore and apply what I learned.”

-James Custer, Captain, U.S. Navy (RET)/Director for Integration, Office of the Secretary, The Pentagon 


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