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When people don't get along, how do you make decisions? Explore the core concepts of effective decision-making processes and in 10 meaningful minutes earn your digital badge.

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When people don't get along, decision making gets difficult. This course covers the decision-making process and offers useful, real-life tips for working past personal differences and reaching a decision, even when personalities clash. This refreshing look at collaborative problem solving and compromise that will help you smooth even the most volatile decision making sessions. By completing this GEM, you will be able to:

  • Analyze types of challenging stakeholders.

  • Apply best practices for making decisions with challenging stakeholders.

  • Add an exclusive credential to LinkedIn and other platforms.

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Adjunct Professor of Education

Dana Sparkman, PhD

Dana Sparkman has been an educator for more than 30 years. After earning a B.S. from the University of North Alabama and M.S. from Syracuse University in special education, she taught in both special education and general education classrooms for 11 years. She has a Ph.D. in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama and has taught in teacher preparation programs since 2000.

In 2009, she began online course development as a subject matter expert, a content writer, and an instructional designer. She coaches graduate students in the area of scholarly writing and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and special education at the university level.

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