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Executive Decision Making and Leadership

Executive Education | Open Enrollment

Until Course
Course Date
In-Person, Winston-Salem
$950 course fee
1-day program

Nov. 14, 2024

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Course Description

Making decisions in a dynamic fast-paced business environment is a challenge for most employees. Decision making and problem solving skills become critical when moving into leadership roles in order to drive business growth. Leaders with a developed system for effective decision making are best equipped to lead their teams through times of uncertainty.

In this program, participants will learn to use the Vroom model for decision making to determine how to maximize their decisions at work.  They will learn to examine each decision-making situation in order to determine the extent to which their direct reports and associates should be involved in the decision. Participants will receive detailed feedback which allows them to examine their own “natural” style and determine methods to maximize the benefits of involving their employees in business decisions.  “Maximizing” means choosing the decision-making process that produces the best possible decision alternative with the best chances of effective implementation.  Taken into account are the importance of time, decision quality, implementation, and employee development.


Register by November 4, 2024.

Vroom Assessment

All participants must complete a pre-program decision making assessment. The assessment consists of 30 brief scenarios which will take approximately 90 minutes to two-hours to complete. We recommend completing the assessment in two separate sittings. The assessment is critical to participation in the workshop and must be completed in advance. Failure to complete the assessment will result in the inability to fully engage and benefit from this program.

Certificate in Leadership

Executive Decision Making and Leadership is one of six open enrollment leadership programs. Programs are presented on a rotating basis throughout the year with completion of four programs resulting in a Certificate in Leadership from Wake Forest Executive Education and the School of Business’ Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character. Interested participants are able to register for this program individually or combine it with 3 other programs in the series to earn the certificate.

Key Takeaways

Current and emerging leaders will receive practical, insightful guidance and actionable tools on how to, evaluate decision making contexts and the advantages and disadvantages of participative decision making, understand the five forms of leader decision making, apply the normative leader decision making model to case studies, evaluate one’s own decision making style as well as empirically-based advice on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of one’s decisions.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for both new, emerging, and experienced leaders wishing to enhance their decision making skills, effectiveness, and implementation success.  Interested participants are encouraged to attend individually or in teams from their organizations.

Additional Information

  • Date, Location, Schedule

    Date: November 14, 2024

    Location: Wake Downtown, 455 Vine Street, Winston-Salem, NC


    Schedule: 9:00 am- 4:00pm

    • 8:45 – 9:00 Arrival and Breakfast
    • 9:00 – 9:15 Introductions and program overview
    • 9:15 – 10:30 Session 1 – The decision-making context
    • 10:30 – 10:45 Break
    • 10:45 – 12:00 Session 2 – Practice & application with cases
    • 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
    • 12:45 – 2:30 Session 3 – Understanding differences in decision making
    • 2:30 – 2:45 Break
    • 2:45 – 4:00 Session 4 – Assessment results & next steps
    • 4:00 – 4:15 Review and group discussion

  • Cost

    The cost of the next iteration of this program is $950 and includes the Vroom assessment, materials, continental breakfast and lunch, and is due in full at time of registration.


    Wake Forest University alumni, faculty, and staff receive a 25% tuition discount.


    If multiple participants are interested in attending from your organization, please contact us for multi-attendee discount information.


    Please contact for more details.

  • Materials

    Course materials are included in the cost of tuition. Course materials will be distributed in paper format at the beginning of the workshop.


    Electronic materials can be provided upon request.

  • Refund and Cancellation Policies

    Program Cancellation


    This course is offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment. If a course must be canceled, all registered participants will be notified at least five (5) calendar days before the course’s start date. All registered participants will receive a 100% tuition refund. No fees will be charged for canceled courses.


    Individual Cancellation – Refund Policy


    Prospective participants who withdraw at least 10 days prior to the start of a course will receive a full refund of tuition paid.


    Vroom Assessment


    This workshop requires an assessment administered by the Decision Making for Leaders group. Once the assessment is distributed to participants, the assessment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Contact Us

    For more information, or to speak with a program adviser, please send an email to

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