Strategic Leadership

April 1–2, 2019 $2,850
June 17–18, 2019 $2,850
August 14–15, 2019 $2,850
September 11–12, 2019 $2,850

This program analyzes the symbiotic relationship between leadership and decision making. It combines theory and practice to inform the participants of the latest and best studies on how effective decisions are made, as well as how bad decisions can be avoided. Attention will be paid to recent research in neuroscience on the dual aspects of the decision-making process: intuitive vs. rational, and the respective values of both.

Similarly, the qualities that make for an outstanding leader will be discussed, especially in terms of strategic decision making and implementation to maximize results for the organization.

Note: This program was previously titled Leadership and Decision Making.

Program Benefits

  • The psychological pitfalls in decision making
  • Establishing a culture of decisive action in a company to counteract indecision
  • Coping with “information overload” in decision making
  • Regularly using the decision-making process, and not as a periodic event
  • The importance of psychological self-awareness, especially cognitive biases and the illusion of rationality
  • Personal qualities of successful leaders
  • Models of “transformational leaders” for analysis and application
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • The dynamics of decision making
  • Psychological aspects of decision making
  • How leadership can be learned
  • The qualities of an effective leader

Who Should Enroll

This program benefits emerging leaders who are poised and motivated to take on significant managerial responsibility in their organizations. It is highly recommended for those who want to strengthen their leadership skills and establish a culture of decisive action.

Program Information

Program Dates

April 1–2, 2019
Instructor Laura Wilcox, Michael Shinagel
June 17–18, 2019
Instructor Laura Wilcox, Michael Shinagel
August 14–15, 2019
Instructor Laura Wilcox, Michael Shinagel
September 11–12, 2019
Instructor Laura Wilcox, Michael Shinagel

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2019 Program Fee: $2,850

Location

Division of Continuing Education classrooms, One Brattle Square

One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

Instructor

Michael Shinagel is a Distinguished Service Lecturer and the recipient of the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award. He served as dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard from 1975 to 2013, and was editor of the Continuing Higher Education Review and publisher of the Harvard Review. Shinagel is a recipient of the Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and the Special Recognition Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

Laura Wilcox has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. Throughout her career in higher education management, she has a proven track record of leading people and teams, driving new initiatives, advising students/faculty/industry leaders, and creating new programs and products.