Engineering

Critical Thinking: Making Effective Decisions

Decision making is an essential and important skill in the business tool kit of professionals in the 21st century. In this program, you will focus on reframing issues so that the right problems are addressed, distinguishing systematic patterns from random events and identifying acceptable risks in alternative decisions. Learn how to make better decisions within group or department settings, recognizing the more network-oriented and decentralized organizational structures of today's companies. Apply creative approaches to decision making, including the thinking process itself and the application of this process to individual decisions. During small-group sessions, participants will apply new theories and approaches to an actual challenge they bring with them to the program. Insights from these sessions are discussed group-wide during the course of the program.

    Topics Include:
  • Framing the problem
  • Gauging uncertainty
  • Scenario planning
  • Leadership in decision making
  • Decision making under pressure

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science, a closely allied field, or equivalent experience.

Available Sessions
Course not available for public enrollment at this time.
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