DQ for Everyday Significant Decisions – When Decision Professionals will not be Present

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Designed for decision professionals, this webinar explores how members of the profession can influence the vast majority of business decisions that are made without the help and support of decision professionals.

Most decisions are, in fact, being made today without the direct support of decision professionals. To bring decision quality to such decisions, DQ skills must reside in the decision makers themselves or be embedded in the processes and tools that support them. Given the sheer number of these decisions being made every day, it is clear that without DQ, tremendous value will be left on the table. What then is the role of the decision professional?

Speaker Carl Spetzler and moderator David Matheson will explore how DQ is best brought to everyday significant decisions and the role of decision professionals as teachers, decision process and tool designers, and change agents.


Carl Spetzler works with top management and boards of directors to improve the quality of corporate decisions. As chairman and CEO of Strategic Decisions Group, he has led numerous client engagements and executive seminars on strategy development, risk management, and decision processes. He is the lead author of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016). Dr. Spetzler is program director of the Strategic Decision and Risk Management certificate programs at two leading universities. He is a Life Trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology and chairman of the not-for-profit Decision Education Foundation. In 2004, he received the Ramsey Medal, the highest honor awarded by the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS for lifetime contributions to the field. He is past president and a fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals.


A co-founder of SmartOrg, David Matheson has helped the senior management teams from some of the largest product manufacturing corporations in the world to improve their results from portfolio management, product development, innovation, R & D, capital investment and strategy. David is co-author of the bestselling book, The Smart Organization: Creating Value through Strategic R&D (Harvard Business School Press). He is a Fellow with the Society of Decision Professionals. His Ph. D. is from Stanford University where he teaches Strategic Portfolio Management at the Stanford Center for Professional Development and is known for providing strategic guidance to up-and-coming innovators and decision analysis professionals.

About the Society of Decision Professionals

This webinar is a free presentation of the Society of Decision Professionals, a professional organization for practitioners of decision analysis and decision quality. Strategic Decisions Group is pleased to be a sponsor of the Society. To consider joining as a member or sponsoring organization, visit www.decisionprofessionals.com.