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Free SDP/DAS Webinar - Prof Ralph Keeney Nov 18 @9AM PT: Nudging Yourself to Make Smarter Business and Personal Decisions

  • 1.  Free SDP/DAS Webinar - Prof Ralph Keeney Nov 18 @9AM PT: Nudging Yourself to Make Smarter Business and Personal Decisions

    Posted 21 days ago
    Edited by Gilberto Montibeller 21 days ago
    Dear colleagues

    We would like to invite you to this Free SDP/DAS Webinar by Prof Ralph Keeney (Nov 18 @9AM PT)

    Nudging Yourself to Make Smarter Business and Personal Decisions

    Decision making should be considered a primary skill because the only way you can purposefully improve anything in your life is through the decisions you make. Everything else just happens beyond your control, due to others' decisions and happenstance. Your decisions empower you to enhance the quality of your life and to make contributions at work in businesses, organizations, and government. Thus, your decision-making skills are crucial.

    This presentation describes and illustrates concepts and procedures to enhance the key skills necessary to make smart decisions and avoid the ever-present decision traps that degrade our choices. These skills concern defining the decision that you want to face, understanding what you hope to achieve by making that decision, creating alternatives better than those readily available, and proactively identifying decision opportunities that offer significant benefits. Each of the concepts is practical to use and relies only on common sense and focused effort. Improving these skills will help you obtain the ultimate business advantage: making smarter decisions.

    Speaker | Ralph L. Keeney, Private Consultant, Prof. Emeritus, Duke & USC Universities.

    Ralph L. Keeney is a consultant on decision making and a speaker and author on making smart decisions. His main professional interest is helping individuals, organizations, and governments make smarter decisions. Previously, he has been a professor at MIT, the University of Southern California, and Duke University, created and managed the decision and risk analysis group at a major consulting firm, and spent two years as a research scholar at the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis near Vienna. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and an author of several books. The most recent is Give Yourself a Nudge published by Cambridge University Press in April.

    Moderator | Prof. Gilberto Montibeller, Director of Executive Education, Loughborough University, England

    Gilberto Montibeller is a Professor of Management Science and Director of Executive Education at Loughborough University (England) and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern California. He is an expert on multi-criteria decision analysis and behavioral decision analysis. Dr. Montibeller has provided decision analysis consultancy to both private and public organizations in the USA, Britain, Continental Europe, and South America. He has published widely in decision science journals and is Associate Editor of the Informs Decision Analysis journal.

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    Best wishes and keep safe,

    (Chair SDP Webinar Series Programme Committee)

    Professor of Management Science, Loughborough University, UK
    Senior Research Fellow, CREATE, University of Southern California, USA