How to Make Great Decisions in Stressful Times (Zoom Learning)

October 7, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Session
Dates Offered Time Location
October 7,  2020 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Virtual Classroom via Zoom

Fear. Anxiety. Threat. These emotions, while not uncommon, have been ever present and working overtime for most people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Decision-making in business and at home are affected in deep and real ways from these emotions. They can lead to poor decisions and solving the wrong problem. 

This one hour session will discuss how fear, anxiety, and threat negatively affect decision making.  The session also will introduce a method to help you make great decisions in stressful times by introducing three-steps that can help you become calm, cool, and collected; see the full panorama of the situation that you face; and reformulate the challenge confronting you to make sure you are solving the right problem with a good decision.

Facilitator: Dr. Jackson Nickerson 

Dr. Jackson Nickerson is the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School. He also is the Associate Dean and Director of Brookings Executive Education and a Senior Non-resident Scholar in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. 

Date:  October 7, 2020. Please note this session is being offered through The Institute for Management Studies (IMS).  Registration will close Monday, October 5th, at 8:00 AM to allow time to get the link from them.

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM  

An important note: Our goal in Learning and Development is to create the same level of rich engagement in our virtual classroom as we do in our in-person classes. Therefore, the day of the session: 

– Ensure you’re in an environment that will allow you to participate fully! This will be an interactive session and your contribution is important.

– Turn off your email and phone notifications to avoid distractions. 

– Be camera ready! Participants are expected to have their cameras on during the entire session. 

– Have a pen and paper ready. – Log in early to the session through the Zoom link.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive a Zoom invitation for the date/time selected; instructions will be included in the invitation.

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