The ability to make effective decisions, design comprehensible decision processes and to understand and manage risk on issues in business and policy fields such as energy, infrastructure, health, education and others are crucial skills for managers, civil servants and public managers. More than 25 years of applications in decision and risk analysis have shown that building up decision capability enables you to
This course cuts across several of the most important decision areas which managers in the private and public sector face: allocating scarce program or project budgets in different business units or policy areas (e.g. R&D); making trade-offs between financial/economic, ecological and social objectives; transparently selecting contractors, e.g. in public tenders; developing recommendations for siting decisions; communicating health or environmental risks to the public.
After having completed this course, participants will have
This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Public Sector Leadership and Management, the Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods, the Certificate in Intersectoral Management or the Certificate in Public Sector Innovation.
Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)
€ 1.490 | from September 2014 on: € 1.590
Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance. Terms and Conditions
Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Participants' Feedback to the Seminar
"I really appreciated the experience and high standard of the convenors. They are dedicated [and] provide big knowledge and experience of the subject."
"The course provides […] an interesting perspective on how to think systematically and logically about complex decisions. This will no doubt be useful in my professional undertakings.
"The course was very interactive [and] interdisciplinary. It was very well structured and provided a lot of case examples."