Making strategic, critical or quick decisions is a common and complex task for anyone working in the public sector.  Agonising over a decision or making the wrong decision can often take up time, resources and money.

This Advanced Decision Making course helps you and your colleagues overcome the common traps that can inhibit your decision-making processes.

Run this highly interactive training course for your teams In-House (in-person or online) to learn and then apply proven 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand decision-making methodologies
  • Apply behavioural science techniques to improve your decision-making
  • Learn how to avoid decision making paralysis
  • Frame the issue to your benefit
  • Work through practical scenarios 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.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Workshop: Theory – Science and Methodologies Behind Decision Making

  • Gain a firm understanding of the science behind decision making
  • Why do people struggle to make an effective decision?
  • Understand the key the theories and methodologies behind decision making
  • Why do we need to make better decisions?
  • Understand the role of behavioural science in decision making
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Workshop: Framing the Problem

  • Learn how to frame the problem
  • Tame vs wicked problems
  • Learn how to engage key stakeholders
  • Gather information to improve the decision making process
12:15 - 13:00

Workshop: Avoid Decision Making Paralysis

  • Identify influences and inhibitors that might affect decision making
  • Learn how to make quick and productive decisions based on information
13:00 - 14:00


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 resolve complex issues
  • Gain the confidence to make more effective decisions
  • Receive expert feedback from our trainer
  • Practice making more effective decisions
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close