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Upcoming Sessions

Wise judgment and effective decision-making have always been essential skills for leaders across all professional settings. Today, leaders have access to mountains of data from myriad sources. The question is, how can they leverage this abundance of information to make smarter decisions?

Leadership Decision Making  features hands-on learning experiences that help leaders like you improve decision analysis and leadership effectiveness. During this intensive program, you'll discover how to recognize biases in judgment that affect even the most intelligent individuals and to incorporate structured decision-making techniques empirically shown to enhance decision making. You'll also receive customized, confidential feedback on your decision-making style.

The interactive curriculum will be conducted through a mix of live faculty-led sessions and asynchronous work, including:

  • Two live faculty-led sessions per day, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
  • Pre-program readings: Participants will be expected to spend approximately one hour preparing before the program begins and approximately two hours of independent work daily once the program is underway. 
  • A 1-hour Onboarding Session (week prior)

Optional Daily virtual networking before and after class: 8:30am-9:00am ET (Virtual Hallway) and 12:00-12:30pm ET (LDM Lounge).


The Decision Scientist

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Jennifer Lerner is teaching the military how to harness the science of judgment and decision making.