SDG’s online webinars, each less than one hour, 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.

Beyond Decision Rights: What Most Decision Processes Get Wrong

March 11, 2020

Today in business, the “advocacy-approval” process is the norm for decision making. You’re likely to have participated many times yourself: A champion presents a proposal; the decision-making body pokes hard to find holes and correct assumptions. If the advocate can convince the deciders, they win! If not, it’s back to the drawing board. But simply …Read More…

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The Future of ERM: Risk-Informed Decision Making Throughout the Enterprise

January 15, 2020

Why forward-thinking CROs are leading the way in transforming risk-informed decision making throughout the enterprise.  In leading organizations, the role of risk management has grown to include the upside of risk and is increasingly a part of all decision making. In addition to the traditional roles of compliance and protection from adverse events, risk professionals …Read More…

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How to Establish a Healthy Decision Culture

October 16, 2019

At the heart of any healthy corporate culture is a healthy decision culture. Clarity of purpose, transparency of process, and commitment to follow-through all confer a high degree of confidence in decision making at all levels of the organization. But beyond the obvious, there are dozens of dysfunctional behaviors that can undermine an organization’s decision …Read More…

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Decision Science for Data Scientists

September 17, 2019

The past decade has seen the integration of big data, artificial intelligence, and data science into business operations. The value of the data, models, and visualizations is realized in better decisions; and yet, decisions are about the future, which can be highly uncertain. The field of decision science has evolved powerful tools, models and practices that …Read More…

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Data Science for Decision Professionals

September 16, 2019

The past few years have seen broad cross-industry adoption of data-driven decision making. Big data, artificial intelligence, and data science have taken center stage. This webinar provides decision professionals with an introductory understanding of the data science philosophy and an overview of how to integrate data focused techniques into decision models and processes. Build the …Read More…

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Scenarios & Forecasting: Planning for Uncertainty

July 10, 2019

Gain a better understanding of the tools of scenario planning to create a vivid, compelling vision of how the future might unfold. Learn how to test strategic alternatives against your scenarios to find the best path forward. Scenario planning can help you broaden your strategic thinking about the future; design better, more flexible alternatives; and …Read More…

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How Game Theory Can Help Us Make Better Decisions

May 15, 2019

Game theory can provide useful insights into the competitive and cooperative kinds of strategic decisions regularly made by businesses today. In addition, game theory can support negotiations, where different points of view and preferences can provide the opportunity both to create greater value and to allocate that value in a mutually beneficial way. Speaker Dr. …Read More…

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Climate Change: A Decision Quality Approach to Policy

April 24, 2019

The polarizing issue of climate change intertwines science, geopolitics, economic trends, and the complexity of assigning a value to things that are hard to assess in economic terms. Scientists fear that human activities—specifically actions that increase the emission of greenhouse gases—have set the Earth on a path of significant, possibly catastrophic, change. Then there is …Read More…

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Accelerating the Journey to DQ with Distracted and Dispersed Teams

February 13, 2019

Successful Applications at Whiting Petroleum Today’s decision professional faces challenges like never before. Decision makers whose time is severely limited. Team members juggling competing demands for their attention. Subject matter experts scattered across multiple time zones. Decision professionals must guide these distracted and dispersed teams to a quality decision on ever shorter timelines. Traditional approaches …Read More…

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Toward Superforecasting®: Lessons from the Eli Lilly Probability Assessment Panel

January 30, 2019

Accurate forecasts can make or break a business. But as we learned in our September webinar with bestselling author Dr. Phil Tetlock, who wrote Superforecasting®: The Art and Science of Prediction, most predictions – even those from so-called experts – frequently miss the mark. How can we know if our probability assessments are as good as they can – …Read More…

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