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Ethical Decision Making: Tools and Techniques to Decrease Bias and Make Better Decisions

Overview

This challenging and interactive workshop with help participants develop their ability to understand and apply principles of ethical decision making to real-life public sector situations. Many decision makers can identify the ethical or “correct” decision in a typical classroom setting, but “real-life” decision making is often more complex and problematic. Cognitive bias can often cause us to make decisions that run contrary to our consciously held beliefs or to make flawed decisions that undermine our personal goals and/or the goals of our organization. This course explores the impact of cognitive bias on our ethical decision making process, then identifies de-biasing strategies, tools, and a process to improve decision making.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define ethical decision making
  • Describe traditional ethics solutions
  • Assess the quality of your own decision making
  • Recognize cognitive biases that undermine ethical decision making
  • Identify an ethical decision making process
  • identifies de-biasing strategies, tools, and a process to improve decision making.

Intended audience

This course is targeted to a supervisory, managerial, or executive audience, but would be appropriate for anyone who leads teams of employees or aspires to do so.

Instruction Time

6.5 Hours

Tuition

Cost:$175

Updated 9/27/2019
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