Executive Decision Making for Healthcare Leaders

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August 14, 2024

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6 weeks, online
4–6 hours per week

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US$2,495 US$2,121 and get US$249 off with a referral

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Program Overview

Are your decisions dominated by unpredictable or fast-changing conditions, lack of reliable data or information, and/or unconscious biases? As organizations strive to balance the needs of all stakeholders across the healthcare system, shining a lens on the art and science of decision making offers tangible benefits.

Executive Decision Making for Healthcare Leaders is designed by Professor Steve Walton, a leading expert on operational decision making and the impact of leadership on operations outcomes. The program will prepare you to make better decisions by applying a set of processes, strategies, and frameworks that serve as a playbook that you can use in your work environment for immediate impact.

Learning Outcomes

The program will help you:

  • Align various types of decisions to decision-making processes.
  • Identify how personal and cognitive bias can influence decision making.
  • Develop personal strategies to debias decision making and enhance judgment, insight, and creativity.
  • Evaluate the role of leadership in improving team-and organization-level decision making.
  • Develop a strategy to test for and reduce the impact of bias in healthcare data analytics and algorithms.

Who Is This Program For?

The Executive Decision Making for Healthcare Leaders program is ideal for:

Healthcare Administrators and Executives
Learn to manage competing priorities by using a decision-making process designed for complex and uncertain situations, such as those in healthcare. In addition, develop the leadership skills needed to improve judgment, insight, teamwork, and creativity—factors that ultimately impact both patient care and business performance.

Emerging Healthcare Leaders
Build your capacity for managing your projects, teams, and upstream leadership through more confident, result-driven decision making. In additions, learn to identify unconscious biases that exist within yourself and your data—and the strategies to minimize this risk.

Program Modules

Module 1:

Executive Decision Making—a Portfolio of Complicated Decisions

Learn to manage uncertainty by understanding the three broad types of decisions and using the cone of uncertainty prediction model.

Module 2:

Matching the Decision Process to the Decision Type

Break down the elements of the decision-making process and align them to the appropriate decision type.

Module 3:

How the Unconscious Mind Impacts Healthcare Executive Decision Making

Explore how the mind works and how bias seeps into your decision-making processes, given that 90 percent of your cognition is outside your control.

Module 4:

Improving Judgment, Insight, and Creativity

Learn how the same cognitive processes that lead to unconscious bias also lead to positive leadership qualities, such as judgment, insight, and creativity.

Module 5:

Minimizing Bias in Healthcare Analytics

Examine how data and algorithms can create and propagate bias, and learn strategies to mitigate the impact.

Module 6:

How Leadership Behavior Can Improve Executive Decision Making in Healthcare

Leaders have the ability to drive outcomes through their own decisions but also through influencing their teams. Explore the behaviors that help leaders achieve clearer thinking and better outcomes.

Module 1:

Executive Decision Making—a Portfolio of Complicated Decisions

Learn to manage uncertainty by understanding the three broad types of decisions and using the cone of uncertainty prediction model.

Module 4:

Improving Judgment, Insight, and Creativity

Learn how the same cognitive processes that lead to unconscious bias also lead to positive leadership qualities, such as judgment, insight, and creativity.

Module 2:

Matching the Decision Process to the Decision Type

Break down the elements of the decision-making process and align them to the appropriate decision type.

Module 5:

Minimizing Bias in Healthcare Analytics

Examine how data and algorithms can create and propagate bias, and learn strategies to mitigate the impact.

Module 3:

How the Unconscious Mind Impacts Healthcare Executive Decision Making

Explore how the mind works and how bias seeps into your decision-making processes, given that 90 percent of your cognition is outside your control.

Module 6:

How Leadership Behavior Can Improve Executive Decision Making in Healthcare

Leaders have the ability to drive outcomes through their own decisions but also through influencing their teams. Explore the behaviors that help leaders achieve clearer thinking and better outcomes.

Program Playbook and Final Project

Each week, there will be a playbook activity that cultivates the learning concepts and prepares you for the final project. The final assignment is the culmination of the concepts learned during the entire program. You will design a process that is unique to your decision types and also serves as a decision support tool to reference in your professional role. It includes identifying your short-term goals and your one-year vision, performing a risk analysis of mismatched decision types, and identifying biases and creating a strategy to overcome them.

Program Highlights

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Expert faculty

The program was designed by a leading expert on operational decision making and the impact of leadership on operations outcomes, drawing from both academic and industry experience.

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Individualized feedback

Hone your skills deeper by receiving feedback from program leaders on the playbook assignments.

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Peer learning

Share ideas and network with other leaders in healthcare through moderated group discussions.

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Weekly office hours

Join program leaders to review the week’s content and preview what is to come.

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Final project

Design a decision process that is unique to your decision types and also serves as a decision support tool to reference in your professional role.

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Certificate of completion

Share your accomplishment with your community, demonstrating your commitment to excellence.

Program Faculty

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Steve Walton

Professor in the Practice of Information Systems & Operations Management Emory University Goizueta School of Business

Steve’s research focuses on strategic execution, operational decision making, and the impact of leadership on operations outcomes. His efforts in the classroom are highlighted by 11 teaching awards, including the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, a university-wide honor, and the Adler Prize for Excellence in Teaching. More info

Certificate

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Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Emory Executive Education. The certificate will be a recognition of your achievement in completing the Executive Decision Making for Healthcare Leaders Program.

FAQs

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.



    Are there any prerequisites for this program?
    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at the ID mentioned above.
    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.

    What is the typical class profile?
    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.



    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?
    Check back to this program web page or email us to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.



  • How much time is required each week?
    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.



    How will my time be spent?
    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:

    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on program activities.



    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?
    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.



    How do I interact with other program participants?
    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.



  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?
    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.

    What type of certificate will I receive?
    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.

    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?
    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?
    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.

    How long will I have access to the learning materials?
    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.



  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?
    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.

    Do I need to be online to access the program content?
    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.



  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?
    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.

    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?
    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

      • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
      • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?
    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us for details.

    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?
    Yes! Please email us with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.

    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?
    Please email us your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enrolling in.

    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?
    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.

    How can I obtain a W9 form?
    Please connect with us via email for assistance.

    Who will be collecting the payment for the program?
    Emeritus collects all program payments, provides learner enrollment and program support, and manages learning platform services.



    Are there any restrictions on the types of funding that can be used to pay for the program?

    Program fees for Emeritus programs with Emory Executive Education may not be paid for with (a) funds from the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008, or similar types of military education funding benefits or (b) Title IV financial aid funds.

  • What is the program refund and deferral policy?
    For the program refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.



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