Decision Quality
for Administrators

Tailored workshops support teams by building DQ capacities with unified language representing the elements of a good decision. Create a DQ school culture that includes bringing Decision Skills to life for staff and students.

You will:

Learn the fundamental concepts and language of Decision Quality

Participate in learning activities similar to DEF's student curriculum

Work in groups and practice applying the Decision Quality concepts to a real problem that's you're currently facing

Utilize tools, including decision trees, weight & rate tables, and worksheets

Sumner McCallie, Dean of Faculty & Curriculum
McCallie School

Decision Skills are an education keystone

This video talks about how DEF's Decision Skills framework improves self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and how to make better decisions, all of which are included in CASEL's SEL model.

Imagine those around you making better decisions. Students learning solid decision tools,  rather than relying on instinct or trial and error, can help students have transformational experiences. Parents share stories of students at home using Decision Skills to resolve conflict and demonstrate they were thinking clearly.

Decision Skills are central to student success by supporting the learning of critical thinking, creativity, and SEL skills.

Everyone wins with Decision Quality

Can leaders and administrators of educational organizations successfully learn and share a framework for making better decisions that's proven successful for everyone involved? YES.

The DQ Framework teaches school administrations a process for faster decision-making, more buy-in, and better relationships. Student education improves and everyone wins.

Better decision-making is learned

Making choices seems natural, but knowing how to make good choices is a consciously learned skill. Our brains are actually not wired to make good decisions naturally.

The ideas, methods, and tools presented this workshop are drawn from an extensive body of theory and practice across multiple disciplines including decision theory, psychology, group dynamics, mathematics, economics, and probability. They apply to any decision, simple or complex, and educators learn to recognize areas for improving existing personal and group processes and, consequently, improving decision outcomes for themselves and their teams.

When students learn these decision skills, they are better prepared to navigate and succeed in the high school experience and beyond.

Teachers, counselors, and students share experiences and ideas.

Make a decision using sound reasoning

A weight and rate table helps you identify the best decision based on what's most important to you.