May 15 – Dr. Kathy Pearson
Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected

Kathy PearsonThe higher you are in the organization, the more complex problems become. This fast-paced class focuses on developing advanced skills in critical thinking and breakthrough problem-solving. Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, with particular emphasis on the importance of critical thinking skills to mitigate the effect of our own cognitive biases, as well as an emphasis on making decisions with little or ambiguous information and deep uncertainty. This seminar will help you leverage your team`s immense untapped wisdom to get better results. If you are responsible for improving productivity, strategy, quality, or safety you can’t afford to miss this class!

The seminar covers key critical thinking and decision making discipline such as Short-Term versus Long Term Framework, The Decision Making Foundation, Gaining Clarity of the Issues, Experiential Frames – both Individual and Organizational, Generating Alternative Solutions, Gathering Information, Recognizing Cognitive Biases in Data Gathering and Analysis, Making the Final Choice, Decision Choice with Teams, Decision Rights, and finally Maintaining Strategic Agility.


Kathy Pearson, Ph.D. is Founder and President of Enterprise Learning Solutions, a firm focused on executive development and learning across industries. An award-winning educator, Kathy is heavily involved in Executive Education at The Wharton School and Duke CE. In addition to her executive development work, Kathy consults to senior leadership teams in the areas of strategic formulation, complex decision making under uncertainty, and strategic execution.

Kathy received her B.S. degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.


Federal Reserve Plaza
New England Room
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

The Federal Reserve Plaza is conveniently located next to South Station
between the Financial and Seaport Districts.
South Station serves AMTRAK, Commuter Rail, MBTA Silver & Red Lines, and Coach Lines

Please have an ID available to go through security upon entering the Federal Reserve Building – proceed to the 4th Floor for check-in

Thursday May 15, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Member Only Cost:
$425 includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and 30 days to use IMS L2  Leveraged Learning website with online tools and IMS QuickCoach video coaching resources for managers

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