Smart decisions in government and business

18-20 January 2021 | Executive seminar

The ability to make effective decisions, to design comprehensible decision processes and to understand and manage uncertainty and risk is crucial for managers of all sectors.

This course covers the most important decision areas for managers in the private and public sector: Deciding on a future strategy for their organisation; allocating scarce resources in different (business) units or policy areas; making trade-offs between financial/ economic, ecological and social objectives; transparently selecting contractors/partners; considering health or environmental risks.

Participants learn how to use Decision and Risk Analysis to support such decisions and build up their decision capability. The course enables participants to establish strategic priorities and to deal with conflicting objectives. They learn about frameworks for structuring complex decisions, involving stakeholders and managing risk effectively and they gain hands-on experience with relevant tools to aid resource allocation and option evaluation.

This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.

It can also be completed as part of the

•    Certificate in Leadership and Management
•    Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods
•    Certificate in Intersectoral Management
•    Certificate in Public Sector Innovation
•    Certificate in Leadership in Business, Politics and Society
•    Certificate in Strategy and Decision Making in Business, Politics and Society

All skills trainings can be customised for organizational clients. Learn more.