Decision Making & Planning

As we move up the ladder of success in the workplace, or when we become parents, we are required to make decisions and plan for events that affect a number of different people’s lives – sometimes in highly significant ways. We are also responsible for bigger budgets and financial planning. But we don’t always get support for how to get the best from the decision making systems in our own and other’s brains.

In this workshop, we will present the evolution of decision making, and the different decision making systems that have resulted from this process. We will consider in what contexts these different decision making processes work best, and how to choose what kind of system to use.

You will learn how to optimise both individual decision making and decision making in teams.

By the end of this workshop, you should:

  • Understand the evolution of decision making and the brain systems that are in place to mae decisions.
  • Differentiate between different decision making processes and understand the strengths and limitations of each.
  • Be able to consider which decision making system to use in particular contexts.
  • Have tools to help with decision making in complexity.
  • Be able to optimize individual and team decision making and planning.
  • Be able to describe the brain systems involved in decision making and planning in a manner that is accessible and useful to non-experts.

Please note: This workshop is Module 4 of the Applied Neuroscience Programme and is exclusively open to those who have completed the full 10 day programme previously.

Meet the trainer/s

Professor Patricia Riddell

Patricia is a Professor of Applied Neuroscience, a chartered psychologist and a chartered scientist. She creates cutting edge training tools that integrate and expand on the most recent findings in neuroscience.

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Ian McDermott

Over the past 7 years, Ian McDermott has worked with Patricia Riddell to bring the fruits of Neuroscience research out of the lab so that everyone can have access to the practical benefits of current cutting edge neuroscience research.

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Ian and Patricia are the co-creators of the 10 day certified programme:
Applied Neuroscience Programme