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SDP-Houston Chapter "Decision framing for a non-profit organization in Hurricane Harvey's aftermath"

Hess Corp - 1501 McKinney St., Houston TX 77010
Dec 7, 2017
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Matthias Stein, SDP Houston Chapter President
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After the meeting, the Houston Chapter meeting attendees will move to a nearby location for an informal happy hour.

If you cannot attend in person and would like to dial-in, please register using the link below to receive the GoToWebinar audio conference information.



In August 2017, when Hurricane Harvey dumped more than a year’s average rainfall on Houston over the course of just a few days, no one was untouched by the resulting devastation.  Many organizations were left to sort through the damage and figure out how to return to normal.  Schools had a particularly complex set of decisions to make and a more compressed timeframe in which to do so. The circumstances created an optimal environment to employ techniques which are second nature to decision analysts yet foreign to most professions. Beginning with the decision criteria of safety and timeliness and building consensus around a problem statement, a group of people unfamiliar with Framing was able to generate a strategy table within a few hours. From this point, the team moved forward with clarity and focus and successfully reopened a severely flooded school in less than two weeks. The approaches and techniques used in the Oil and Gas industry are very transferable and scalable to the non-profit arena.



Eleanor Bergin has been with Hess Corporation for almost 10 years.  She is currently an Economics and DA Advisor in the Exploration organization. Prior to joining Hess, Eleanor worked as a trader and analyst in the Electric Power and Agricultural industries.  More importantly, she is an exceptional wife and rockstar mother of two daughters and enjoys travelling and volunteering. Eleanor’s educational background includes a B.A. in Economics and an MBA.


Webinar Details:

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1648856610433747715
Webinar ID:  689-284-171


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