The FliPsides of collaborative decision making

About the Course

Are you on a mission to seek out better more collaborative decision making, to boldly go where no one has gone before? We face dozens of decisions every day from the ordinary to those more akin to intergalactic warfare. Decision-making is a skill with many facets: How do you decide how you will decide? How do you move the process forward? How do you give opinions in a way that gets heard and valued? What do you do if the “wrong” decision is made? How can you harness the most value from your crew? 

“Most courses focus only on the leadership skill of making a decision. This course goes further by exploring the neuroscience of the decision making process.” 
~Dr. Marc Hurwitz

The Starship Enterprise has two wise decision makers on board: Captain Kirk and Science Officer Spock. Develop the best, most collaborative skills from both. 

Meet the FliP U teaching team for this course

Samantha Hurwitz, Chief Encouragement Officer, FliP U
Course Teacher

To be honest, I thought I was more of a Kirk than a Spock. I quickly discovered that I have more Spock tendencies than I thought.
I love teaching this course because decision making is so integral to our work and personal lives so all new insights and skills can be applied powerfully, immediately.
Even if you don’t know the characters or franchise you’ll quickly engage with the metaphor and get into the groove of the course.

Marc Hurwitz, Chief Insight Officer, FliP U
Course Teacher

My favourite part of this course is the neuroscience because I love making it actually, really, honestly practical. It has huge value in what we do and how we think.
Once you let go of certainty, you’ll be able to see greater possibility. Decision-making isn’t hard to do, but it is easy to avoid.
The most surprising thing anyone said to me in the course was that they didn’t realize collaboration and consensus were discrete concepts.

Joan Owen, Director of Connecting the Dots, FliP U
Course Coach

What I love most about the conversations in this course is watching the “aha” moments come to life for all the participants.
I am definitely like Chief Engineer Scotty! I provide my expertise when asked and, in my followership role, join in to make the decision better through execution.
One thing you can learn is that making a decision is a process, not an event. Sometimes, the journey is the destination!

Here's what you can expect

  • Each course will kick-off Friday May 4th.. New content will be released over 8 weeks.
  • Each week you dedicate a half hour to learning, at your convenience.
  • You will learn from and build community online with colleagues across Canada and all levels of government. You’ll get support and ideas, share stories and AHA’s.
  • An online leadership and followership coach will engage and give you individual support.
  • Once you register you have lifetime access to the course content.
  • A Linked In badge of certification is provided when you complete the 8-week program.

Join in for the special price of $229, a $50 savings only available to IPAC members. For teams of 20 or more, contact to find out about additional deals.

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