DQ 101: Introduction to Decision Quality
A free, five-week MOOC (massive open online course), presented by Strategic Decisions Group in association with RIMS, The Risk Management Society.
At its core, a risk assessment is a decision making process made up of repeatable steps based on rational decision making. Understanding what forms a quality decision is foundational for achieving desired outcomes.
That is why RIMS is pleased to associate with Strategic Decision Group (SDG) and Dr. Carl Spetzler in offering this unique learning opportunity to our risk management community.
Register for SDG's free five-week introductory course, and you’ll work in teams to learn the Decision Quality approach, which draws from the disciplines of business, engineering, psychology, organizational behavior, and decision science.
Anyone can benefit from DQ – from chief risk officers, directors, and risk managers to analysts and other risk professionals. Learn to improve your decision-making process, generate better alternatives, focus on relevant information without getting bogged down, apply sound reasoning, and take timely action more effectively and efficiently. Register today!
Expect to spend between 2-4 hours per week on the course over the five-week period.
This course is designed as a combination of short lectures and engaging team-based activities. While participants may work on their own, for a richer educational experience we recommend joining a team.Course materials, communications, and assignments will be in English.
Week 1: The Power of Decisions in Shaping our Lives and Business Fortunes
Week 2: Appropriate Frame; Creative and Doable Alternatives; Clear Values and Trade-offs
Week 3: Relevant and Reliable Information
Week 4: Sound Reasoning
Week 5: Gaining Commitment to Action; Bringing it All Together
You will need a computer that allows you to watch the video lectures and upload a variety of assignments including videos, slides, and text.
Statement of Accomplishment:
Subject to satisfactory performance and course completion, you will receive a statement of accomplishment signed by the instructor.