Save these dates for the 2018 Decision Quality Conference 2018: 5 – 6 November 2018

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Kindly save the date for:
Decision Quality Conference 2018 on 5 – 6 November 2018

The London Decision Quality Group, European Decision Professionals Network and Society of Decision Professionals are convening a multi-industry conference in London this year under the theme

“Decision Quality – making good outcomes more likely”

The two-day Decision Quality Conference 2018 is the first of its kind in the vibrant city of London!!

The venue is Geological Society London

Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair
London, England W1J 0BD

This Decision Quality conference will feature a keynote from BP, talks, discussions, decision tools and decision support software road shows and short courses by decision practitioners across various industries. The event will be structured around the six elements of decision quality.

The conference provides an opportunity for decision professionals to improve skills and share knowledge on various application of decision quality across a range of industry segments

It offers a unique platform to connect with potential mentors, collaborators in academia and business, across various industries.

Stay tuned for more information on the Decision Quality Conference: #LONDONDQ #EDPN #SDP.

Dynamics in de Boardroom – Improving top team effectiveness through systematic reflection

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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty Club
June 13 2017, 14.00-20.00 (incl dinner)

The quality of decision making in board room and top management teams are key to the success of your organization. The decisions made determine the direction and development, growth or decay of the organization. Governance more and more therefore is focused on the quality of top teams. Composition, leadership, communication and conflict management all determine this quality. Teams however all develop. Hopefully towards a true top team: with shared mental models resulting in high quality decisions and implementation of these. The ‘soft’ side is really the ‘hard’ part in decision making: how to develop an open and learning climate? How to grow towards a high performing team? How to use conflicts constructively, build trust, prevent group think in the board room?


In this seminar we focus on group dynamics and the underlying psychological processes. Furthermore, we explore together to what extent and what ways different methods can help teams to grow in maturity, and what methods can help to improve quality of decision making.

Experts Martin Euwema and Henk van der Tas present an overview of the state of art in academic research related to conflicts in (top) teams, decision making, and performance of these teams.

This is followed by interactive presentations of recent models on leadership and team development, and of a systematic method to support such team development. Next we will explore in what ways technological tools can facilitate the ‘soft’ processes in top teams.

Decision support professionals Erik-Jan Uleman from Shell and Kuno Huisman from ASML will present cases of their top teams’ decision making challenges, and the role they can and want to play from the decision professional perspective.

Prof.dr. Martin C Euwema, chair research group Occupational & Organisational Psychology and Professional Learning, KU Leuven.

Prof.dr. Tijs Besieux, managing director Leuven Center for Collaborative Management, KU Leuven.

Dr. Henk Van der Tas, CEO Beteor, organizational consultancy (Eindhoven).

Erik Jan Uleman, Functional Improvement Manager Economic Excellence at Shell.

Prof.dr. Kuno Huisman, director and head of business change support and decision support at ASML and full professor of decision making under uncertainty at Tilburg University.

Participation is open for all interested, especially for members of the EDPN network. Participants should register in person their interest via email to, and will receive a confirmation invitation for personal attendance.

All program contributors provide their contribution as experts without costs. The participation fee is hence limited to €100,=, to cover for the catering and venue, payable directly to the host facility KU Leuven.

Please register quickly, since the program’s attendance is limited to 25 participants. If you cannot attend or you know someone who benefits more, feel free to forward this announcement to them.

For more information on EDPN, please check, or join our LinkedIn group! Looking forward to meeting you at this seminar!

On behalf of the organizers and the EDPN network,

Martin Euwema                                                 Jac Goorden

Please join the EDPN conference in Copenhagen – Oct 5-6!

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The two-day conference programme consists of a mix of inspiring presentations and an interactive programme.

The conference programme is built on four main themes:
• How can we address ‘complexity’, for example of the business environment?
• How can we keep clarity of thought in this world of overwhelming information?
• How do we properly take risks and uncertainties into account when making investment or strategic decisions?
• What support do executives need for truly effective and efficient decision making?

Speakers and participants with backgrounds in oil and gas, high tech, pharmaceutical, fast-moving consumer goods, and other industry sectors, as well as policymakers and scientists are invited to the conference.

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure the following speakers:
• Claus Due Ponsaing, Global Business Analysis, Lundbeck
• Melanie Kreye & Joana Geraldi, Assistant Professors, DTU Management Engineering
• Kuno Huisman, Head of Business Change and Decision Support, ASML
• Ada Rieker, former Statoil VP Exploration and Valuation and Founder of DecisionNodes AS
• Professor Joerg Rieskamp, Professor Economic Psychology, University of Basel
• Paul Rudenko, Innovation and R&D Planning Manager, Shell
• Michael Seewald, VP and Global Head of Real World Evidence, Novartis
• Florian Wagener, Associate Professor Mathematical Economics, Amsterdam School of Economics
• Bart Willigers, Economist Manager, BG Group

We are confident that these speakers and their presentations will stimulate a discussion and a type of interaction that is valuable to you. In addition, the conference is organized in collaboration with the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). A CBS speaker will be confirmed soon.

You may register for the conference online on: We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!

Diversity of Decisions – Adding Quality in all Situations (webinar), 10 May 2016

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Speaker: Dr. Mark Seidler, SDG – Düsseldorf

Moderator: Ritske van der Meer, EDPN and SDG – Düsseldorf

We invite professionals who frequently find themselves in various decision support situations in their daily jobs and wonder how to bring value in each of those situations without using all tools, tips and tricks every time all the time.

Our speaker will present a classification of different decision situations driving different approaches. He will introduce Decision Quality and show how this can be effectively applied in different situations without overkill.

We will discuss three different questions:
• What is a decision?
• What are the different types of decisions?
• How to add quality in each situation?

Please join us and share your thoughts about decision making and how to add quality in all sorts of decision situations.

Registration link

Killing your babies for growth – Real world Challenges in Portfolio decisions, 18 June 2014

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On June 18th, 2014, EDPN hosts another event in its series on professional decision making. This time, the focus is on Portfolio Management, and we will explore it from the decision making angle. As our keynote, we have Michael Menke, flying in from the US for us, to share results from his global Portfolio Management benchmarking work. Michael is also a veteran in the Strategic Decision Making community. To inspire and translate into practice we have two companies presenting their challenges in product and project portfolio management: NXP semiconductors and Philips Healthcare. Join us for this exciting session and register at:


New date for Roundtable: 20 February 2014

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We have managed to secure a new date for the Roundtable originally scheduled for 24 October 2013. The Roundtable will now be held on 20 February 2014! Location and venue remain the same. Registration is open again. If you haven’t registered yet then this is your opportunity to do so! We look forward to meeting with you.

EDPN Roundtable 2013 POSTPONED until further notice!

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Due to one of our key note speakers having taken ill unexpectedly, we regrettably have to POSTPONE the EDPN Roundtable as planned on Thursday 24 October. As a professional network, we wish to be able to provide the programme as announced and nothing less. We appreciate your understanding in this.

We are currently in the process of rescheduling the Roundtable on a new date which will announce on the EDPN website shortly. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused, but are looking forward to meeting with you on the new, rescheduled date!

Registration for the EDPN Roundtable 2013 now open!

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EDPN will be hosting its yearly event on 24 October 2013.  The theme for this year’s event is: “Intuition or Analysis? How executives make strategic decisions”.  This Roundtable event will be held at the prestigious Faculty Club EUR, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. If you wish to attend the Roundtable, you may register via  Please make sure to register soon, as places for this event are limited! More information about this event can be found on the events page: EDPN Roundtable 2013



EDPN 2013 Roundtable event to take place on 24 October in Rotterdam!

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EDPN will be hosting its yearly event on 24 October 2013.  The theme for this year’s event is: “Intuition or Analysis? How executives make strategic decisions”. As this year’s theme  lends itself best to an intensive and short programme, we have decided to limit the EDPN 2013 event to one day only. This Roundtable event will be held at the prestigious Faculty Club EUR, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Registration information will be provided on this website soon!

First EDPN Conference big success!

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First EDPN Conference big success!

The first European Decision Professionals Network conference was a big success!

Well over 50 participants from various backgrounds joined the event on 4 and 5 October at Amsterdam Airport, and they were all very enthusiastic. With backgrounds across oil & gas, high-tech, consumer goods, life sciences industry, as well as academia and consulting, they all shared the EDPN vision that improving decision quality is a strategic capability.  (more…)