Leading Effective Decision-Making

Confront complex decisions with confidence, adjust decision velocity to the demands of the situation, and enable intelligent risk taking.

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Program Duration

6 weeks

Time Commitment

30 hours
(5 hours/week)

Certification

Yale School of Management Certificate of Completion

About the Program

Stepping into a leadership role means addressing pivotal decisions while contending with an ever-expanding range of considerations, and managing a quickly shifting landscape.

This 6-week program will prepare executives to provide structure and clarity to uncertain situations, incorporate a broad range of perspectives and inputs to surface previously undiscovered options, evaluate those options in a systematic and data-driven way, assess potential risks, and balance risks and rewards to generate high-return decisions for their business.

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Who Should Attend

  • Senior Leaders
  • Mid-level & Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

Program Structure

  • 6 week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

Key Takeaways

  • Broaden perspective while making difficult trade-offs.
  • Swiftly and effectively approach gaps in knowledge and expertise.
  • Scale efforts to accommodate the scope of the issue, as well as time/resource constraints.
  • Structure solutions to avoid over-committing, support progress today, and leave options open tomorrow as the organization learns more.
  • Recognize how natural psychological tendencies and emotional influences revealed by science of behavioral economics can derail decisions.

Upcoming Program Dates

  • Feb 12 – March 24
  • Apr 22 – June 2
  • July 8 – Aug 18
  • Sept 2 – Oct 13
  • Oct 21 – Dec 1

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Experienced Faculty

  • Daylian Cain

    Senior Lecturer in Negotiations & Leadership, Yale School of Management

    Daylian M. Cain, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Negotiations & Leadership at the Yale School of Management. Prior to joining Yale in 2007, Cain was the Russell Sage Fellow of Behavioral Economics at Harvard.

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  • Nathan Novemsky

    Professor of Marketing, Yale School of Management

    Nathan Novemsky is Professor of Marketing in the Yale School of Management and has an appointment as Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.

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  • Paul Bracken

    Professor of Management & Professor of Political Science, Yale School of Management

    Paul Bracken is a professor of management and political science at Yale University. Bracken is a respected thought leader in global competition and the strategic application of technology in business and defense.

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Additional Information

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

  • How long does the program last?

    Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

  • How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

    Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

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