Decision Quality for Leaders

A 10-Hour Online Learning Experience for Executive Leaders

The core function of leaders is to assure the quality of the decisions that shape the future of their organizations. That’s a big challenge when facing market dynamics and risk, made even more difficult by the need to gain alignment and commitment from others. The best solution that has emerged is decision quality (DQ). Now SDG has developed a new online course on DQ designed especially for decision makers and corporate leaders.

View highlights from the instructor’s lectures, above.

Carl Spetzler

Hear from the instructor, Dr. Carl Spetzler

DQ for Leaders, an online learning experience for executives, is specifically designed for the decision maker with limited time and a tight schedule. By spending about 10 hours over the course of four weeks, you will learn to make measurably better decisions individually and to become a more effective contributor in management groups, boards of directors, and cross-functional teams. You will be able to judge the quality of a decision at the time you make it, not just in hindsight. You’ll understand best practices for generating better alternatives, finding relevant information without getting bogged down, and applying sound reasoning. Your teams will take action decisively and effectively. And you’ll learn how leading organizations have implemented DQ as a corporate-wide process (Organizational Decision Quality) so they don’t leave value on the table.

Interactive Workshops Bring Concepts to Life

Hear from a workshop coach

To bring the concepts of the course to life, participants in small virtual teams will act as decision makers in live virtual workshops. The task will be to judge the quality of a strategic decision as it is developed, identify gaps in DQ, and develop ways to fill the gaps. Participants will receive suggestions for improvement.

We draw from the disciplines of business, engineering, psychology, organizational behavior, and decision science to present Decision Quality to corporate leaders. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the six requirements of decision quality
  • Judge the quality of a decision before you make it (not just in hindsight)
  • Identify gaps in decision quality and focus your attention where it matters
  • Reach DQ in significant decisions in a timely and efficient way

Who Should Attend

Executives, division heads, directors, heads of decision support organizations, and others with significant leadership responsibilities and the drive to improve decision-making in the organization. Special sessions are available for corporate teams.

Learn More

Read more and register at SDG’s new Decision Education Center website.