SDG’s 30-minute online webinars focus on topics related to decision making and risk management. Here are our latest sessions. For a complete list of all webinars available for replay, visit our Resource Hub. To be notified of future events, join our email community.

Premortem 3.0 – The Best Prevention for a Postmortem

November 15, 2018

Rethink the Premortem as a critical digital tool for today’s complex world in this webinar hosted by our friends and colleagues at Powernoodle. CLICK TO VIEW REPLAY Join us to gain valuable insights on how the premortem can save organizations like yours from the financial and reputational loss associated with failed implementations. Premortems are one …Read More…

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The Great American Pastime: What Baseball Can Teach Us About Decision Making

October 10, 2018

Baseball is a highly strategic game, with important decisions being made both on and off the field. In this fun and interactive webinar, we use the lens of decision quality to analyze a half-inning of play between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves. We will show how the DQ framework can both improve on-field …Read More…

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How to Build a Superforecasting Team

September 19, 2018

Some forecasters are able to outperform the so-called experts – again and again. What sets these “superforecasters” apart, and how can managers nurture and develop a team? Wharton Professor Philip Tetlock, coauthor of the bestseller Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, shares some ideas.

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Creating Value from Flexibility and Uncertainty

August 8, 2018

Although an increasing number of companies use decision and risk management methods to deal with complex and uncertain decisions, most still underperform according to typical business metrics and are unable to deliver the value they had estimated. Uncertainty per se is not the culprit; rather, it is a failure to make the—often counterintuitive—best decisions under …Read More…

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Right Decisions Right Now: Observations from 30 Years of Decision Education

July 11, 2018

Powerful computers and massive data should have made decision making a breeze by now. So why are so many business decisions more complex and contentious than ever?

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How Accurate are Weather Forecasts, Anyway?

June 6, 2018

A UT professor drills into the analytics of the weather forecast — with lessons for business.

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A Conversation on Ethics with Stanford Professor Ronald A. Howard

May 23, 2018

A decision scientist interviews Stanford Professor Ronald A. Howard, a founder of decision analysis, on the topic of ethics in business and in life.

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Successfully Negotiating from a Distance: Overcoming Physical and Psychological Challenges

April 25, 2018

Negotiating is complex enough as it is, but throw in some distance, and you may be in for an even bumpier ride. Some tips and best practices.

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Decision Leadership: The Power to Influence Those Who Outrank You

March 14, 2018

Strategic decisions are often made in contests where the strongest advocate wins. Senior executives deserve better.

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Three Things Every Executive Should Know About Risk (*Without the Complicated Math)

February 7, 2018

Business executives often have to make big decisions without knowing exactly how they will turn out. Here are three important things to remember about risk.

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