About this course

Proficiency Area: Planning.

Decision-making is the ability of an organization's leaders to effectively make decisions.

In the first lesson toward your silverSMerit badge, you'll explore:

  • How action-planning can help support improved decision-making.

  • Using "gist" questions to understand how to approach a decision.

  • How to select a decision-analysis approach.

  • Four ways to approach a decision: double-loop learning, risk analysis (using a Rumsfeld matrix), scenario planning, and cost-benefit analysis.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • What you can expect in this badge

    • Before we begin...

    • Putting Your Decision-Making Abilities Into Practice

  • 2

    Action Planning for Improved Decision Making

    • Action Planning to Improve Your Decision Making

    • Action Planning to Improve Your Organization's Decision Making

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Improving Decision-Making Practices in Your Nonprofit

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