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This course will provide you with the techniques and process to confidently assess decision situations knowing that you have gathered the best information possible, evaluated the range of options, and made a logical and defensible evaluation of the best course of action. You will also gain some skills in communicating and implementing decisions to insure a successful outcome and strong commitment to the outcome.

Why you should Attend

Making decisions is the most important thing we do. The difficult is that the decision we make today is only good or bad based on what's happens in the future. The lack of knowing for certain that the best choice has made on the best data available paralyzes the ability to make personal, professional, and organizational decisions.

And in many cases the lack of a clear, conscious, and repeatable process that you can trust creates uneven and unpredictable outcomes. This is bad enough for making individual decisions and deadly when making decisions as a group.

Time pressure, conflicting demands, incomplete data they can make or break our ability to make good decisions. Having a clear set of criteria and being able to find the best balance between benefit and risk are the essential tools to overcome these obstacles.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Understand the range of effective approaches and when to use each
  • Develop ability to clarify desired outcomes and develop decision criteria
  • Generate effective alternatives when none are provided
  • Apply criterion-referenced process to address high stakes, complex decisions
  • Ask the right questions at the right time to gather information and evaluate the options
  • Take into account constraints and risks to prevent you with making bad decisions
  • Be able to effectively communicate your decisions to staff and stakeholders

Who Will Benefit

  • Anyone who makes decisions or is responsible for implementing the decisions made by others.

Speaker Profile

LeRoy Thompson is Managing Director Of Thompson & Associates. He is a Certified Virtual Presenter with expertise in the development and delivery of training programs on more than twenty distinct topics. He has worked with over 150 client organizations and trained over 47,000 participants over the course of his career.

His training programs, work sessions, conference presentations, and keynote speeches all receive rave reviews. He is a dynamic instructor, energetic facilitator, and insightful consultant. His delivery balances his depth of knowledge with an appropriate mix of warmth and humor.

LeRoy's work in the public sector has included training and organizational development projects for the U.S. departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Treasury, Health And Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, Justice, NASA, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department Of Public Welfare, Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA), and Sarasota County (FL). Private sector and not-for-profit organizations include Citigroup, BMW, Gannett, Corning Inc., Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Sallie Mae, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way of America, and the American Press Institute.

Prior to founding Thompson & Associates, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company in their Washington, DC office. He has been a Practice Leader with Kepner-Tregoe in the Worldwide Strategy practice as well as a Senior Consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, specializing in change management projects with Federal agencies.

LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. His AMA-By-Satellite television broadcast of “Written Skills for Business Communications” received the ‘Best of Business Television’ Award. His book, “Mastering the Challenges of Change” received a Newberry Book Club award. His article “E Commerce-Changing the Rules of Strategy Implementation” was published by Strategy and Leadership magazine.