Decision making under uncertainty 

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. Participants will come away better equipped to make better evidence-based decisions; decisions with increased transparency and accountability. 

ANZSOG is offering this micro-credential subject in two modes - non-accredited and accredited. Participants undertaking the non-accredited mode can complete shortened hours on each day of the workshop. For those wishing to undertake and obtain the micro-credential postgraduate level accreditation from Curtin University, full workshop hours and assessment must be completed.

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What will you learn?

Dr Zina O'Leary discusses Decision making under uncertainty

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

  • critically appraise data and evaluate evidence
  • 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 and how it affects decision-making.

Who should register?

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

Who will lead the course?

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

How much does it cost?

Prices are in $AUD and exclude GST. 

  • $2,100 – Non-accredited version
  • $3,500 – Accredited version (for micro-credential postgraduate accreditation) 

Workshop fees include: 

  • All learning materials
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Accreditation (if applicable) 

If you have any questions relating to Decision making under uncertainty, do not hesitate to contact ANZSOG's Programs Coordinator, Victoria Kingsley on +61 3 9035 3279 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please register by Friday 21 September to secure your place. 

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Venue information

  • Venue: Curtin Graduate School of Business
  • Address: 78 Murray Street,