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 is a crucial skill for managers, civil servants and public managers. In this course, participants learn how to establish strategic priorities, make more effective use of resources, manage risks and uncertainty, deal with conflicting objectives, and how to gain commitment by including internal and external stakeholders.
The course cuts across several of the most important decision areas which managers in the private and public sector face: allocate scarce program or project budgets in different business units or policy areas; make trade offs between financial/economic, ecologic and social objectives; transparently select contractors, e.g. in public tenders; develop recommendations for siting decisions; communicate health or environmental risks to the public.
After having completed this course, participants will have learned applicable frameworks to structure complex decisions. They will have gained hands on experience with relevant tools to aid resource allocation and option evaluation, and they will have understood issues in strategy development approaches that can result in smarter decisions and enhance performance of their organisation.
Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)
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.