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How to Take Control of Your Decisions

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World

Online public event


Dr Barbara Fasolo

Dr Barbara Fasolo

Dr Umar Taj

Dr Umar Taj

What is the next big decision you need to make? COVID-19 has had a profound impact on many of our behaviours. What is the impact it has had on the decisions we have made – or perhaps not made? 

In this session, Barbara and Umar will share tips based on decision science research and practical training which you can apply to your next decision and to shape the future to come.

To get ready for the event, you might want to note down an important decision that you (or your family / team) is facing. If you wish, please go to this link and share it with us, before 22nd February. All responses as anonymous.  

Meet our speakers

Barbara Fasolo (@barbarafasolo) is Associate Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Management, as well as Head of the Behavioural Research Lab and Director of the Executive Master in Behavioural Science at LSE. She is an expert in choice processes and choice architecture, with her work appearing in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Annual Review of Psychology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and her work has been covered in media outlets, including the Harvard Business Review. She is Course Convenor of LSE’s online certificate course, Decision-making: Judgements, Biases, and Nudges

Umar Taj (@umar_taj) is guest teacher on the Executive master in Behavioural Science at LSE. He also delivers regular training and facilitation workshops, and has provided his services to over 50 global institutions. His interests lie in helping public and private institutions apply the latest insights from behavioural science to improve decision-making. His current projects span the domains of human resources, technology, health, finance, security, politics, education, and international development. He is the Deputy Course Convenor of LSE’s online certificate course, Decision-making: Judgements, Biases, and Nudges.

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival's 'Skills for a Post-COVID World' series. LSE experts discuss research trends in their field about professional skills we need for success in a post-COVID world. The series is hosted by LSE Executive Education and Online Learning. Find out more about online certificate courses.

The LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World is running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it.

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Podcast & Video

A podcast of this event is available to download from How to Take Control of Your Decisions.

A video of this event is available to watch at How to Take Control of Your Decisions

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