Goizueta Business School

Executive Decision Making: Tools for Driving Organizational Outcomes

Available dates

Dec 16—17, 2019
2 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 2000
USD 1000 per day


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About the course


Explore the underlying psychological, physiological, and sociological dynamics of making decisions in complex organizations. Learn how to match issues with best-fit tools to expand your capacity for making informed decisions that drive stronger outcomes.


This two-day course is for professionals looking to drive strategic decision making within their organizations. You’ll examine the process from multiple perspectives and learn to apply various analytical tools to make your own decisions and influence decisions being made by others. This course applies to the C-Suite Certificate with concentrations in Change Management, Business Analytics, and Strategy and qualifies as an elective for the C-Suite, Leadership, and Advanced Certificates.

Course Takeaways

Analysis Techniques

Learn how decisions are made in multi-layered organizations and develop analysis techniques that help to optimize the decision-making process.


Consider issues from multiple perspectives, understand and overcome bias – conscious and unconscious – and learn to balance objective and subjective information to make more effective decisions.

Tools and Framework

Build new tools and frameworks that allow you to guide decision making and ensure decisions support the overall organizational strategy.


Learn to drive better outcomes with decision-making tools, including: stakeholder analysis, influence without authority, interests vs. position, and organizational problem solving. Understand and expand your role in the decision-making process and start producing better results right away.

Who should attend

  • Professionals wishing to strengthen their understanding of and abilities in driving strategic decisions
  • Individuals who wish to expand their influence as a strategic decision maker within their team and organization
  • Organizational decision makers who drive strategic direction

Trust the experts

Michael Sacks

Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management Vice Provost, University Strategies in Office of the Provost Email: michael.sacks@emory.edu MAILING ADDRESS: 1300 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322 BIOGRAPHY Michael Sacks currently serves as Emory’s Vice Provost for University Str...


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