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Learn Now Guides: Professional Development When You Want It

View all Learn Now GuidesFrom the Center for Creative leadership (CCL), we recommend academic leaders following the 70-20-10 rule when it comes to professional development.

Office of the Provost Launched New Program for Academic Leaders

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The Academic Leaders Learning Lunch Seminar Series was designed to help people make connections. Each seminar will link faculty leaders to administrative leaders and encourage dialogue about how to work together to achieve excellence. Participants will gain insights into how things work at the institution, network with colleagues from across GW, and learn new things while enjoying a free lunch.

More than 45 leaders gathered for the first session on June 5th which was hosted in partnership with the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). Using a case study, participants learned how to spot issues; explored effective (and ineffective) use of email; discussed the basics (and limits) of attorney-client privilege; received a primer on free speech in an academic setting; and gained access to resources. 


Please send an email to the GW Faculty Affairs Office with any questions.



Improve Your Decision Making

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, decision making requires both prediction and judgment.But how do you get better at either?

How Good Is Your Decision Making?

Decision making is a key skill in the workplace, and is particularly important if you want to be an effective leader. No one can afford to make poor decisions. That's why you want to take this short quiz to help you assess your current decision-making skills. 

To Make Better Decisions, Break Some Boundaries

But more serious than either the economic or the educational challenge is the inability of academe's decision-making model to respond to them. On almost every campus, decisions are made via decentralized patterns of authority in departments and programs that are largely self-governing. 

3 Ways to Make Better Decisions by thinking like a Computer

If you ever struggle to make decisions, here's a talk for you. Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths shows how we can apply the logic of computers to untangle tricky human problems, sharing three practical strategies for making better decisions -- on everything from finding a home to choosing which restaurant to go to tonight.