Improving Group Decision Making

Managing Groups and Stakeholders

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About This Course

Whatever your role or organization, most professionals must make a decision “now”—followed by another decision “now,” followed by yet another. It is also likely that you need to collaborate with a wide array of people in order to get this decision right.

The blistering pace of decision-making in today’s competitive business environment is enough to make anyone tired. But these very challenges can provide unprecedented opportunity and strategic advantage - if you can embrace the responsibility for making good, fast, frequent group decisions, and if you can do so better than your competitors.

This Learning Sprint helps teams to:

  • Understand why a sound decision-making process will yield more consistently favorable outcomes over time
  • Mitigate common pitfalls that impact groups while making decisions
  • Identify and map stakeholders’ roles, power, and position in order to manage them more effectively
  • Write an action plan to manage an upcoming group decision

Expert Faculty

John Austin

Professor, Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University

Course Features

100% Online Course Platform

30 Minutes Per Day

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

Course Overview

Day One

FOUNDATIONS OF EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING

  • What Is a Quality Decision?
  • A Four-Stage Process for Decision-Making
  • The Process, The People & Courage
Day Two

GUARDING THE PROCESS

  • To Manage Group Decision-Making, You Need a Process
  • A Toxic Group Decision
  • Addressing Endless Debate
  • Going Deeper: Nominal Group Technique
Day Three

CHOOSING AND MANAGING THE PEOPLE

  • A Past Experience
  • Are You Responsible,
    Accountable,
    Consulted or Informed
  • Plan for An Upcoming
    Decision, Part 2
Day Four

HAVING THE COURAGE

  • The Dangers of Herd Mentality
  • The Courage to Confront Groupthink
  • Plan for An Upcoming Decision, Part 3
Day Five

INTERACTIVE CAPSTONE

  • Options include Video Response, Online Discussion, or Live Event
  • Cohort members and expert(s) exchange ideas about content significance, application, and follow through

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