Course 1: Decision Making

Welcome & Networking, Good Scientific Practice & Research Integrity20.03.2024 10:00 - 13:00 (Wed)OnlineTUM Graduate School
Course 1: Decision Making21.03.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Thu)OnlineMaria Prahl
Course 1: Decision Making22.03.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Fri)OnlineMaria Prahl
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
Course Description: 

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 your own biases, actively accepting them and understanding where you might struggle in decision processes due to them. This will lead to better informed decisions, made in a more responsible way.

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: 

Please check the booking conditions for the Online Kick-Off Seminar! This date is reserved for doctoral candidates who are unable to participate on-site in Raitenhaslach. Once the information you indicate in the registration form has been checked, we will decide whether you comply with the requirements or not. We will then send you a final confirmation about your registration status.

Technical requirements: 

Laptop/tablet with stable internet connection, microphone, webcam, Zoom (in most cases).

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Maria Prahl

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.