Decision-making under Stress

This case module explores a bombing incident that occurred on May 3, 1985, after years of tension and intermittent conflict between the City of Philadelphia and the small urban cult known as MOVE. After reviewing the context and tactics the crisis, elements that affect poor decision-making and the impact each actor had during the event, you will be challenged in the role of a key decision-maker to help strengthen your data analysis and executive decision-making skills.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to know about this course and platform?

The course and platform will operate on a variety of devices. Desktop or laptops will offer the best experience. It is recommended to use current versions of Chrome or Safari for your browser. After opening the course, you will find 3 activities displayed on the course platform menu; Case Module, Case Exercise and Closing Remarks. Each activity must be completed sequentially. You can return to the activities at any time. For the Case Module, you will be prompted to resume where you left off upon re-launching it. After completing an activity, use the course platform menu to navigate to the next activity. Additional help is available from the Help menu within the Case Module.

Is my progress recorded?

Yes, the time you have spent working with course activities, your completion status and exercise inputs are stored securely in the course platform. This data is provided to HHI administration.

How much time does it take to complete this case module?

The case module typically takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete. Extra time will be needed to formulate exercise inputs. These inputs are designed to be brief and will be shared in class.

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