Course Description

Leaders make thousands of decisions daily, and making practical and quality decisions is a skill to be mastered. Those in leadership positions often grapple with the conventional decision-making process. Making timely choices is particularly challenging when faced with a lack of information and few stakeholders to consult. The ability to make quick decisions is a skill that leaders need in their toolkits, especially when navigating tough decision-making scenarios that challenge them in their role as managers.

Explore actionable tools and strategies to enhance their decision-making. Enhance your leadership role by learning to reach practical and effective outcomes in the face of uncertainty.

Course Details

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify approaches and strategies to reach practical and effective outcomes in the face of uncertainty
  • Recognize the importance and characteristics of decisive leadership and identify the skills and strengths which help leaders to become decisive leaders
  • Explore actionable tools and strategies to enhance the decision-making process, inspire teams and be viewed as a competent and reliable leader
  • Compare decisive leadership with other leadership models and reflect on how decisive decision-making supports leaders in building credibility and trust among stakeholders, especially in uncertain circumstances
  • Create a personalized framework for cultivating decisive leadership skills while balancing the competing interests of stakeholders


  • Decisive leadership
  • Decisive leadership vs. contrasting leadership styles
  • Overcoming decision-making pitfalls
  • Communicating decisions with confidence

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Nov 01, 2024
Online Synchronous
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Nov 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $399.99
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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