Urgent Decision Making

Training the Unconscious Mind to Make Better Decisions when Seconds Count

Created primarily for pilots, this course discusses three kinds of decision making, but focuses on urgent decision making. The course draws from recent research on how the unconscious mind can influence decision making and how it can be trained to make better decisions when seconds matter.

The course consists primarily of video lectures and will require approximately 40 minutes to complete. To earn FAA wings credit, an online quiz must be successfully completed.

Your Instructor

Gene Benson
Gene Benson

Gene is a retired professional pilot who is internationally recognized as a leader in improving human performance by reducing human error. His academic background in psychology aided him in developing procedures and methods to reduce human errors and improve safety in aviation. He played a role in developing many of the safety concepts used world-wide in aviation today. Since retiring from flying, he has worked successfully with companies in high-stakes industries to help them reduce human error in their processes. Now, he is using these same concepts to help individuals be better, safer, and make fewer errors in everything they do.

Throughout his career, he remained active as a flight instructor, giving more than 8,000 hours of dual instruction. He specialized in training flight instructors, recommending 270 for their initial flight instructor certification. He has particularly enjoyed teaching pilot ground schools at all levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is open for enrollment now now and will end on December 31, 2023. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the course until December 31, 2023.
Is the course valid for FAA Wings credit?
Yes. Successful completion of this course is valid for 1/2 Credit Basic Knowledge Topic 1.

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