Course 4: Decision Making

Welcome & Networking, Good Scientific Practice & Research Integrity04.12.2023 10:00 - 18:00 (Mo)TUM Graduate School
Course 4: Decision Making05.12.2023 09:00 - 18:00 (Di)Heike Fahrun
Course 4: Decision Making06.12.2023 09:00 - 15:00 (Mi)Heike Fahrun
Beschreibung Kursinhalt: 

Keywords: Reflective Decision Making, Biases & Emotions, Thinking fast – thinking slow,
Dealing with and accepting own biases, beliefs, emotions and values in decision processes, Decision Making in Groups

Introduction to the course topics:

This course will not teach rational tools and how to use a point system in excel tables for making the one and only right decision. It rather claims guiding you through some self-reflective lessons to understand which biases, stereotypes and emotions influence your decisions – and why they do so.
This course is about getting aware of own biases, actively accept them and understand where you might struggle in decision processes due to them. This will lead to better informed decisions, made more responsible.

Course aims:

  • Analyzing biased thinking and processes in daily working situations
  • Making more deliberate decisions
  • Be able to make decisions based on coaching-questions
  • Get to know aspects influencing (un)aware moments in thinking and decision processes
  • Get to know strategies how to deal with difficult and stressful situations in decision processes
  • Understand, accept and deal with the fact that you cannot completely eliminate biases and (biased) emotions in decisions – make better decisions by knowing and accepting this

Teaching Methods: Scientific input, work in goups, (own-)research, coaching-elements, peer-coaching & reflection, collegial advice

Participation requirements: None.

Technical requirements: None

Literature: None.

Other information, notes: None.

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Heike Fahrun

Maria Prahl is working since 2004 as a trainer for universities, foundations and companies. She studied intercultural communication and (South-)Eastern European History. She also absolved postgraduate studies in HR / Human Resource Development.

Before she founded Working Between Cultures in 2012 she accompanied scientists within a university funding program for careers, training and continuing education for over ten years.

Her work focusses on diversity management, excellent leadership, appreciative communication in heterogeneous teams and intercultural cooperation.