Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
JW Marriott at L.A. Live (room TBD)
Space is limited.
The Executive Summit is a great way for senior executives to meet and network with other female executives who are involved with SWE and the Corporate Partnership Council. This Summit is for women who have P&L responsibility or significant staffing responsibility.
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Why Smart Executives Make Bad Decisions with Michael Seitchik
We all make bad decisions from time to time. But when a senior executive makes a bad decision it can have catastrophic consequences.
Most people, especially STEM professionals, are typically taught that decision making is a rational process. However, in the business world decision making is often based on many factors that are not totally rational. For example, power and politics are typical irrational factors that influence decision making.
Based on his experience of over 35 years working with senior executives, Michael Seitchik will lead an interactive session on why smart people make stupid mistakes. Attendees will participate in exercises that will reveal how vulnerable they are to making typical mistakes. They will also learn practical ways to counteract any vulnerabilities that are revealed.
In both his role as the right-hand person for a CEO and his work with Fortune 500 companies while at the Wharton School, Michael found that poor decision making was based on four common factors not taught in typical programs. While understanding these four factors cannot always prevent stupid decision making, it can equip participants with the ability to minimize the probability that they (or their boss) will make a really bad decision.
Dr. Michael Seitchik is President of Michael Seitchik LLC and has over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering customized executive education programs to executives at major corporations in a wide variety of industries around the world.
His experience includes nine years as the director of Program Development at the Wharton School where he ran all customized and open enrollment programs. At Wharton, his program "Managing with Ambiguous Authority" was cited by Businessweek as one of the three most innovative executive education programs in the world.
More recently, as the managing director of Executive Education Services at RHR International, his powerful approach to executive education was recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, USA Today and The Globe and Mail.
His international experience includes developing programs for companies or business units based in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Venezuela and the United Kingdom.
He received his doctorate in adult education and organizational development from Temple University.