Decision Making Under Uncertainty 

An intensive four-day workshop designed to equip you with a range of skills and techniques to help you better understand the role of evidence and use evidence effectively in guiding complex decision making.

We live in times of uncertainty. The only constant is change, yet rarely do we have all the information and evidence we need to make assured decisions. The demands on public sector managers to use evidence more effectively in decision-making are ever-growing. Managers need to become critical ‘consumers’ of evidence. They need to be able to ask the right questions, as well as acquire, assess, analyse, aggregate and present data so it becomes critical evidence for decision-making.

Join ANZSOG Senior Fellow Dr Zina O’Leary in this four-day intensive workshop as she guides participants through the uncertainties in policy and management decision contexts. This highly interactive workshop will support participants to be more confident about identifying and assessing the quality of evidence, and to be better equipped to use evidence to inform their decision-making.

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Modes of Delivery

ANZSOG is offering this post-graduate level micro-credential subject in two modes – accredited and non-accredited.

1. Accredited

For participants who wish to acquire a tertiary subject accreditation on completion, there will be compulsory assessment tasks to complete alongside attending the education program. Assessment tasks will include individual and group assignments.

Participants who are currently studying a post-graduate course at a tertiary institution, please speak to your Course Administrator regarding the possibility of cross-institutional enrolment in this subject as an elective.

Register for Accredited

2. Non-accredited

Participants who wish to attend the course for practical value or professional development but do not wish for formal study recognition will not be required to complete assessment pieces during and after the program.

Register for Non-accredited

What will you learn?

At the end of the program, participants will be better equipped to:

  • contribute to better informed decision-making using knowledge of evidence types and evidence-handling methods
  • think explicitly about decisions and choices, and the evidence needed to make a good decision
  • judge evidence according to its methodological qualities, appropriateness and relevance
  • work systematically with evidence paying attention to reasons for each step in the process
  • show greater awareness of the uncertainties in a policy or management decision context.

Who should register?

Executives, managers and officers in the public sector seeking to advance their decision-making capabilities.

ANZSOG encourages executives to recommend this course to colleagues and staff who are seeking to advance their skillset in relation to working with evidence to inform decision making.

Who will lead the course?

Dr Zina O’Leary – ANZSOG Senior Fellow and leading research, evidence and communication expert.

Dr O'Leary holds a PhD from Western Sydney University (methodology and social psychology), a MSc from the University of Wisconsin (social psychology and methodology), and a BA from Rutgers University (Sociology and Psychology). Her area of research expertise is the application of research to evidence-based decision making.


Prices are in $AUD and exclude GST.

  • $2,400 – Non-accredited version
  • $3,500 – Accredited version (for micro-credential postgraduate level accreditation from Curtin University)


Registrations will close on Monday 23 September 2019.

To register your interest, please apply using the buttons below:

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If you have any questions relating to Decision Making Under Uncertainty, do not hesitate to contact ANZSOG's Program Coordinators, Victoria Kingsley on +61 3 9035 3279 or Lauren Cooper on +61 3 9035 5082, or email the Government Relations team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Venue information

  • Venue: Curtin University, Perth
  • Address: TBA