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Management of Uncertainty: Leadership, Decisions and Action

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Course Features

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Duration

12 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Advanced

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Teaching Type

Instructor Paced

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Dates & Batches

From 13 Mar 23

Course Description

Sign up for this microcredential to save a third Only APS500 is now the price of APS750.

This microcredential will help you to develop the skills and perspectives required in a world full of uncertainty.

You will learn new ways to engage with radical uncertainties, think critically about how uncertainty is distributed in societies and organizations, and develop greater resilience in the face radical uncertainty and unanticipated events.

Brexit climate change COVID-19 political and social change terrorism disruptive technologies are just some of the many sources of radical uncertainty that organisations around the globe are currently facing. It is becoming more apparent that innovation and agility in dealing with uncertainty and the unforeseeable are essential capabilities.

Many in leadership and management positions have seen the dangers of the unexpected. Others, however, have demonstrated remarkable innovation and agility to seize the opportunities that uncertainty can offer.

This microcredential will give you the insight to make timely decisions and take action when confronted with radical uncertainty.

The expertise and insight of senior leaders across multiple disciplines and sectoral fields, as well as the major research network Challenging Radical Uncertainty In Science Society and the Environment (CRUISSE), will be invaluable to you.

This course combines over 30 years' worth of experience and research in the issues of decision making and acting under extreme uncertainty. It draws from management theory, psychology sociology, and economics.

You'll learn how to apply the ideas you have learned in The Open University's course to solve problems in your own work, and then reflect on them with other learners. In a final project, you'll put what you have learned to work on your own problems. This will reflect on your future learning.

Yes. Yes. This course is for those who are in senior positions or aspiring to be so. It will help them to learn how to deal with uncertainty and provide a foundation to continue their leadership development.

Learners based in Northern Ireland may be eligible for fully-funded places. Applications for funding places close at 1 October 2021. We recommend that you apply as soon possible as places are limited.

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Skills You Will Gain

Prerequisites/Requirements

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A Bachelors degree or an equivalent level qualification

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Experience of working in a role that exposes you to some of the significant uncertainties that organisations face

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A strong interest in improving your capabilities in leading, managing, deciding and acting in the face of major uncertainties

What You Will Learn

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Critical analysis

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Perspective taking

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Personal resilience

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Engaging with uncomfortable knowledge

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Tolerance of ambiguity and ambivalence

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Ethical awareness

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Leadership

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Influencing

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Management

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Planning for uncertainty

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Decision making

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Strategic thinking

Target Students

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Senior roles in business, the public sector or third sector

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Strategic analysis or consulting

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New product development

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Managing or commissioning large complex projects

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The course delivers transferable skills for any industry and is relevant across the board

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This course has a global focus and the skills you'll learn will be relevant for learners from countries around the world

Course Instructors

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Prof. Mark Fenton-OCreevy

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I am a Professor of Organisational Behaviour who researches and advises on how consumers, bankers and leaders make decisions in conditions of uncertainty. My blog is at http://emotionalfinance.net
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Dr Layla Branicki

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Dr Layla Branicki is Senior Lecturer in HRM and Organisation Studies in The Open University Business School. Layla has a specific interest in understanding uncertainty and resilience.
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