"After this session I can successfully make my own decisions with confidence, which is something I've struggled with my entire life. What I learned today truly had an impact on my life and I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of their leadership positions."

Kayla Fabian, Alpha Sigma Alpha

"As unbelievable as it sounds, I am leaving here today with a completely new idea of who I am and who I want to be. This was incredible and by far my favorite presentation ever.”

Lauren Birner, Delta Gamma, CU Boulder

"I have been extremely torn with my plans after graduation and my career path, so this workshop helped me really make a decision for my future. This is exactly what I needed at this time in my life."

Kimberly Arfsten, Alpha Phi, CU Boulder

"I figured out the hardest choice I’ve been researching for weeks, because I realized I was asking the wrong question!"

Bettina Bostelinan, Gamma Phi Beta, CU Boulder

Take the guesswork out of decision-making. Make smarter, confident decisions with Decision SCOPE.

Do you find if difficult to make big decisions? College students today face a wide range of tough decisions in their personal lives, academic classes, and organizations. The choices you make throughout college can have a lasting impact, so it can be pretty intimidating! You may be scared to commit, worried about the “right” decision, and afraid to fail. It’s normal to wonder “What are my friends doing, what do my parents expect – and what’s best for ME?”

CAMPUSPEAK has partnered with Dr. Jeff Belkora to offer a workshop tailored to helping students make better personal and organizational decisions surrounding the burning issues on your campus right now. Dr. Belkora is a leader in the emerging science of decision-making, and is personally committed to bringing the science of smart decisions to college campuses for the benefit of students, faculty, and staff.

Don’t leave opportunities up to chance, or sit back and wait for everything to work itself out. There’s a better way. Learn to make smart, reliable decisions with the SCOPED checklist.

SCOPED stands for:

Situation - key facts
Choices - available options
Objectives - goals and priorities
People - roles and responsibilities
Evaluation - impact of each choice on each objective
Decisions - which choice is best, and next steps

This workshop will set you up for a future of good decision making. When you participate in the Decision SCOPE workshop, you will also get access to the SCOPED app and templates online.

You can offer your students the Decision SCOPE workshop as an overall investment in their leadership development, or choose to tailor your Decision SCOPE workshop to focus on any specific topic relevant to your campus. For example, students in recent workshops have used SCOPED to tackle issues ranging from academics (choosing a major, graduate school, jobs/internships) to Fraternity and Sorority Life (recruitment, conduct, governance).

Because Decision SCOPE is an experiential learning workshop, students will use examples from their own life to practice using the SCOPED method on their own decisions, and then in a larger group setting to guide others. Students will leave with a practical, powerful tool to guide them on important decisions throughout their life – in their career, relationships, finances, and other everyday decisions. Decision SCOPE is effective for both small and large audience sizes of up to 300 participants.

Learning Outcomes

1. Participants will be able to articulate the SCOPED checklist for reflecting critically on their personal and professional decisions.
2. Participants will individually think, talk, and write about personal decisions using the SCOPED method, gaining clarity and confidence about a current problem or opportunity in their lives.
3. Participants will SCOPE group decisions that they are currently making with their peers, increasing alignment and reducing conflict within their organizations.

Workshop length: Ranges from 75 minutes to 3 hours

Dr. Jeff Belkora’s Bio

Dr. Jeff BelkoraDr. Jeff Belkora’s work as the director of the Decision Services Unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center has captured national attention. The unit recently won an award from the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation for its “ideas that had the potential to transform for the better the way health care is experienced and delivered.” In his ground breaking work, Jeff has studied patients making the most critical decisions about aggressive medical therapies. He’s discovered that the steps that help a patient make thoughtful, informed decisions about dealing with cancer can be widely applied to others making difficult decisions.

Jeff is a professor at UCSF where he studies and teaches leadership, teamwork, and decision making. He has spoken about his innovative training and decision-making programs to audiences across the globe. He is the author of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and case studies.