Jennifer Lerner, Harvard Kennedy School Professor and Co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, leads this program in collaboration with other world-renowned Harvard faculty from a variety of academic backgrounds. Drawing on theories and evidence from psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience, the program presents cutting-edge research and translates scientific discoveries into practical strategies through live lectures, asynchronous materials, and group work.

The curriculum focuses on key areas that drive organizational performance, including:

  • Reducing decision biases in your organization
  • Communicating risk accurately and effectively
  • Increasing forecast accuracy, especially for low-probability, potentially catastrophic events
  • Understanding the role of emotion in judgment and decision making
  • Designing smart accountability systems for judgment and decision making
  • Gaining support for your decisions
  • Leveraging big data to improve judgments and decisions

Sessions will be held:

Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 and
Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (0900 – 1200), U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)

Participants will be expected to spend approximately five hours in preparation for the program and approximately three hours working between class sessions.

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