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In the current changing climate, the timeline to react has decreased dramatically, and making smart decisions quickly is a new requirement.

What are the blind spots in decision making? What are the behavioral and operational consequences of the way we frame our decisions? How can we be sure that we are considering all the relevant objectives for that important decision? And how to expand our solution space by creating more and better alternatives?

This Advanced Decision-Making training course helps you achieve the essential competency that is decision-making and prepares you to act swiftly when needed.

You make critical decisions daily, which have a direct impact on your staff, organisation, and yourself. Agonising over a decision or making the wrong decision can often take up time, resources, and money.

Attend this highly interactive training course to learn and then apply cutting edge methodologies, which will aid your decision-making process and overcome complex issues.

Leave the day with an actionable decision-making framework and novel awareness about key biases, which can aid your role as a Manager or Project Lead.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note this course will be delivered via Zoom.

Previous Feedback:

“This was a focused, well structure strategic decision making course that will have real impact in both my personal and professional life.”
Head of Science Policy, Department for International Development

“Dr Ferretti is clearly an expert in her field and used this to give us accessible and current information that can be applied to all types of work.”
Learning Manager, The Royal Parks

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Dr Valentina Ferretti
Fellow in Decision Science, - London School of Economics

Dr Valentina Ferretti is Associate Professor at the Politecnico of Milan in Italy and a Fellow in Decision Science in the Department of Management of the London School of Economics (UK). Dr Ferretti’s areas of expertise focus on two main themes. The first one is Behavioural Decision Analysis to support both public policy making and management decisions. The second one is spatial choice architecture to better support map-based decision making.

Dr Ferretti has been an award-winning teacher of Risk and Decision Analysis at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was awarded the Wiley ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand dual-processing models of human behaviour to highlight the role of the environment in shaping decisions
  • Apply behavioural science techniques to improve your decision-making
  • Learn how to avoid decision making paralysis
  • Frame the issue appropriately
  • Work through key steps to aid your decision making process
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Workshop: Theory – Science and Methodologies Behind Decision Making

  • Why do people struggle to make an effective decision?
  • Why do we need to make better decisions?
  • Discover the science behind decision making
  • Understand the role of behavioural science in decision making
  • Meet the key principles of Organisational Decision Quality
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Workshop: Framing the Problem/Opportunity

  • Discover what are the hidden traps in the framing stage of a strategic decision process
  • Learn how to appropriately frame the problem/opportunity you are facing
  • Gain insights on how to engage key stakeholders and foster constructive disagreement
12:00 - 13:00

Practice session: Framing in Action

  • Discover the reasons why we tend to miss relevant objectives when thinking about decisions
  • Learn how to expand your initial decision frame
  • Learn how to debias yours and your team’s decisions and take ownership of them.
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Decision Making in Action

In this interactive session, delegates will bring their own decision conundrums and will work in small groups to engage with Decision Analysis principles.

  • Learn how to frame complex issues
  • Practice making better decision making processes
  • Gain the confidence to communicate more effectively your decisions
  • Receive expert feedback from our trainer
16:00 - 16:15

Key Takeaways and Roundup


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

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£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

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£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT