What you'll learn

  • How to they leverage an abundance of information to make smarter decisions.

Course description

Jennifer Lerner, Harvard Kennedy School Professor and Co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, leads this program in collaboration with other world-renowned Harvard faculty from a variety of academic backgrounds. Drawing on theories and evidence from psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience, the program presents cutting-edge research and translates scientific discoveries into practical strategies through live lectures, asynchronous materials, and group work.

Course Outline

Reducing decision biases in your organization

Communicating risk accurately and effectively

Increasing forecast accuracy, especially for low-probability, potentially catastrophic events

Understanding the role of emotion in judgment and decision making

Designing smart accountability systems for judgment and decision making

Gaining support for your decisions

Leveraging big data to improve judgments and decisions


Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management

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