Changing Minds, Behaviours and Decisions

  • Executive
  • Department of Management
  • Application code EE909
  • Starting 2018
  • Short course: Open
  • Location: London

Change your and others’ behaviour through a unique approach which blends the latest insights into behavioural and decision sciences.

5 day intensive programme

This course has two objectives:

  • To improve your own life and decision making capabilities. You will learn when “just thinking” is likely to end in good decisions and behaviours, and when not.
  • Gain first-hand experience on how to design successful behavioural interventions, nudges and choice architecture, as well as to assess their suitability and effectiveness.

This executive course is suitable for:

  • Executives across every department of the organisation who are dealing, or are involved with, behaviour change and decision processes.
  • Managers who will be in strategic positions in the future.
  • Anyone dealing with important decisions, either in private or public organisations, as well as small enterprises.

Tuition Fee: £5,995

Includes all LSE tuition, course materials, daily lunches, and networking events. You will also be awarded an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the five days.

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Programme details

Entry requirements

Executive Education Courses are taught to the School's high standard and are therefore academically rigorous. Participants are expected to be fluent in English, with a good first degree in a relevant subject.

As an executive programme, experience in the workplace is a key requirement. Most of our participants have more than 10 years' experience but we will consider fast-track candidates with a minimum of two years' professional experience. Additionally, some courses have specific prerequisites which are listed in the course description.

Requirements in brief

  • Fluency in English
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Professional experience (see above)

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Programme structure

This is a case-free, real-life, totally experiential course. There is no unique solution to any decision or policy problem – because, quite simply, no company or person is like another. Each afternoon you will, in groups, role-play with decision problems in your professional or personal life, and apply the day’s tools and knowledge to discover when ‘life simply happens’, blind-spots and solutions.

Course outcomes

During the course's highly interactive five days, participants will increase their behavioural and decision expertise by

  • Learning the most important concepts in Behavioural Science
  • Practicing the most successful tools of behaviour change
  • Having first-hand experience of unconscious influences on decisions we make intuitively
  • Discovering counter-intuitive and boomerang effects of behavioural interventions.
  • Debiasing – when it helps
  • Nudging, or designing successful ‘choice architecture’, for better intuitive decisions

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Faculty and guest speakers

The course will be taught by:

  • Professor Paul Dolan
  • Dr Barbara Fasolo

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