Group Decision Making: Conditional Favorability, Strategies, Process and Pitfalls

Location: Jepson Room 120
Date: Sat, April 21
Time: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Whether it's a decision about where to eat dinner or a pivotal go-no-go decision on a major project, group decision making is a challenge. To do it well, where people are heard, ideas are shared, trust is created, and time is used efficiently is a truly rewarding and powerful leadership experience. In this workshop we will look at some basics of group dynamics and development and jump into topics related to effective group decision making such as personal style, when to flex that style, the spectrum from autocratic to laissez-faire, conditional favorability, efficiency, inclusion, and pitfalls that you may encounter such as the dreaded "Road to Abilene." Participants will leave with a greater understanding of this challenge and some concrete practices to deploy.

Interactive Workshop