SAN MATEO, Calif. (February 8, 2017) – Global management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) of San Mateo, California, renowned for its expertise in decision making for greater value creation, announced today that CEO Carl Spetzler and partner and managing director Bruce Judd will lead a pre-conference workshop, “Building Organizational Decision Quality,” at the upcoming SDP 2017 DAAG Conference.

Considered the premier annual event for decision professionals, the SDP 2017 DAAG Conference and pre-conference workshops will be March 16-17 and March 15 respectively at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. The three-day meeting, a production of the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP) and the Decision Analysis Affinity Group (DAAG), will bring together decision professionals and decision makers from multiple industries to share ideas, successes, and failures around the theme of building better organizations through improved understanding and appreciation of cultural influences and constraints, the ability to develop and expeditiously act on acceptable creative choices, and the wherewithal to actively affect and adapt to change.

In their pre-conference “Building Organizational Decision Quality” workshop, Drs. Spetzler and Judd will focus on the benefits of organizational decision quality (ODQ) and ways to achieve it. They will facilitate breakout sessions and other opportunities for participants to learn from each other, including discussion of challenges faced and case studies from organizations recognized for their achievements in ODQ.

Registration for the conference and workshops is available here. A special early bird conference discount is available until Feb 17, 2017.

More about the Workshop Instructors

Carl Spetzler

Carl SpetzlerFor four decades, Dr. Carl Spetzler has helped top management create innovative new strategies that deal with the complexities of uncertainty and risk over long time horizons. Dr. Spetzler is chairman and CEO of Strategic Decisions Group and program director of the Strategic Decision & Risk Management certificate program with leading universities. He is a fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals.

Bruce Judd

Bruce JuddDr. Bruce Judd has more than 40 years of experience as a consultant and educator in strategic decision-making. A partner and managing director based in the firm’s San Mateo office, he founded and directs SDG’s Executive Education Program, which helps clients develop internal capabilities to enhance the quality of their decision making.

About Strategic Decisions Group

Founded in 1981, Strategic Decisions Group is a management consulting firm renowned for its expertise in strategic decision making, risk management, and value creation. Through a collaborative, team-based approach, SDG helps its clients find innovative, agile strategies to thrive today, while also helping them build internal competencies and establish processes to meet competitive challenges in the future. For more information, visit the SDG website at


Mady Gorrell
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