SmartOrg Founders Join Faculty of USC DECIDE Professional Certificate Program in Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision Making in Organizations course will be taught June 7-9, 2017

SmartOrg’s David Matheson and Jim Matheson will teach the course Strategic Decision Making in Organizations, one of the four courses comprising the USC DECIDE certificate program.  The 2 ½ day course will present the skills and process for making strategic decisions within organizations.

“Strategic Decision Making in Organizations is hard because the problems are usually complex, alternatives are numerous, and many people are involved with different interests and perspectives,” says David Matheson.  “Yet good decisions that align people in a powerful direction can have huge impact.”

“Our focus in this course is on the practical application of strategic decision making,” Jim Matheson adds.  “Participants will learn how to identify strategic goals, conceive of possible ways to achieve them, focus on the path with the best balance of risk and return, and craft an action plan to implement the strategy.”

A joint offering of USC Price School of Public Policy and USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the DECIDE Certificate in Strategic Decision Making offers an opportunity for business leaders and managers to develop advanced skills in quality decision making and ethical leadership.  Foundations of Decision Analysis and Value-Focused Thinking will be offered in May 2017.  Ethical Considerations in Enterprise Decision Making and Strategic Decision Making in Organizations will be offered in June 2017.  For more information on the program and to register, visit the DECIDE program webpage.

USC Viterbi School of EngineeringUSC Price School of Public Policy

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