DQ 101: Introduction to Decision Quality
School: Strategic Decisions Group
Start Date: May 8, 2014 (6 Weeks Long)
Workload: 2-4 Hours Per Week
Instructor: Carl Spetzler, Ph.D.
Credentials: Dr. Spetzler is the program director of the Stanford Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certification program. As the CEO of the Strategic Decision Group and founder for the Decision Education Foundation, Dr. Spetzler was ranked among the 100 most influential people in finance by Treasury and Risk magazine.
Graded: Students will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for completing the course.
Description: Leaders are often distracted by mitigating factors, information overload, biases, and uncertainty when making decisions. In this course, students will learn a six component decision-making framework to help them “generate better alternatives, focus on relevant information without getting bogged down, apply sound reasoning, and take timely action more effectively and efficiently.” Working in teams and drawing from research in engineering, psychology, organizational behavior, and decision science, students will be able to evaluate the quality of their decisions as they make them.