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Learn what really drives your decisions and how you can be more strategic about your decision-making, even during times of uncertainty.

It is estimated that an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions every day. Decision-making is a central aspect of your personal and professional life, but decisions can be difficult to arrive at in the presence of multiple objectives, or differences of opinion with others.

Following our hugely successful in-room one-day MBA, where Dr Valentina Ferretti, fellow in decision science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, engaged the audience with her interactive session on decision-making, we have invited her to deliver her own evening class – and now her popular workshop will be available to attend online.

Valentina will help you hone your ability to make better decisions by providing solutions for each of some key traps hindering your decision-making processes. You will develop awareness of decision traps and discover how to use decision analytics to improve your judgments, as well as how to cope and thrive during unprecedented uncertainty.

This intensive, inspiring course is suitable for anyone with an interest in enhancing their decision-making capabilities. The evening will be highly experiential, with a mix of thought experiments and puzzles, feedback and group discussion.

Course Content
  • Why do we need to start making better decisions?
  • What are the key decision traps we tend to fall into and which solutions may help us?
  • Framing. Expanding. Stretching.

This course is for ...
  • Anyone keen to feel more confident in their decision-making skills for both personal and professional settings
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the science behind decisions and how to apply these concepts to their daily lives
  • Anyone interested in learning how to recognise and address blind spots in their decision-making approach, such as our own cognitive biases or automatic judgements

Tutor Profile

Dr Valentina Ferretti is a fellow in decision sciences in the department of management at the London School of Economics and Political Science, associate professor in project appraisal and decision making at the Politecnico of Milan, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford and École Centrale Paris. Her areas of expertise are risk and decision modelling in challenging societal contexts and sustainability assessments of projects, paying particular attention to their spatial dimension. Valentina is the winner of the 2017 INFORMS Decision Analysis Practice Award and is an award-winning teacher of risk and decision analysis at the London School of Economics and Political Science


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How to make better decisions with LSE fellow Dr Valentina FerrettiLondon, United Kingdom