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Training: The Psychology of Decision-Making

11 May 2022 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

£32.50 – £70.00

Decision-making has been held up to scrutiny a lot recently, and in many instances, has been found lacking. We all like to think we are good decision-makers, but decision-making is actually an underrated skill. We all make challenging decisions every day, whether in groups, or alone; in our workplaces or at home.

With more and more demands placed on us through the pandemic and recent world events, this may leave less space for the time and energy we need to make good decisions. Getting decisions wrong can be a costly business – in time and money – so identifying interventions that can improve the decisions we make, both alone and in groups, is crucial.

This training is for you if you are interested in understanding the challenges to good decision-making. What is it in our psychology that drives us to make the decisions we make? This training will also offer a route map for how best to overcome these challenges and get the most from your decision-making processes.

After the training you will:
• Have a better understanding of group and individual decision-making and the factors that drive this
• Have a better understanding of interventions aimed at how overcoming these challenges.

Run by Dr Dawn H. Nicholson is a Senior Lecturer in Business & Organisational Psychology at The University of Kent. Dawn worked for almost 28 years in internal Human Resources (HR) roles and as an advisor to HR, in professional and financial services in the City of London, including as a Partner in PwC’s HR Consulting business, working with clients on their people-related issues.

Prior to PwC, Dawn was Managing Director, Deputy Head of Human Resources for Europe, The Middle East and Africa, for the global investment bank, Morgan Stanley, where she worked for 16 years. Dawn was responsible for areas including reward, benefits, diversity, employee engagement, learning and development and recruiting.

Dawn retired from PwC in June 2013 and returned to academia to pursue her primary passion – understanding and improving group decision-making processes. She was awarded her PhD in decision-making in the School of Psychology at Kent in 2019.

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11 May 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
£32.50 – £70.00
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