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May 18, 2022
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Don’t sweat the small stuff? Experiences with Near Misses
Zoom Webinar

SDP Free Webinar - Co-Sponsored with the Decision Analysis Society (DAS)

Speaker: Robin Dillon-Merrill, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Moderator: Richard S. John, Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California

A near-miss is an event where the possibility of a failure is present but does not materialize. Many organizations in high-hazard industries have recently adopted near-miss learning systems in the hope that their members will learn from such events to prevent significant failures from occurring in the future. The challenge with correctly learning from near misses is that since the event is not a failure, decision makers must recognize that although a negative event did not happen, it might have occurred. If decision makers do not correctly distinguish between successes and near misses, organizations and their members can systematically take away the wrong lessons from the event and future performance could decline (rather than improve) as experience accumulates.
This talk will summarize prior research that examines near-misses in a variety of safety critical contexts including space missions, commercial aviation and the US coal mining industry. The research uses both field data and behavioral laboratory studies to generate insights into how decision makers think about near-misses and what is commonly learned from these events.
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Sep 7 - 8, 2022

DQ CONFERENCE, NORWAY 2022 | September 7-8, 2022 (Workshops and Courses | 5-6 Sept, 2022)
Soria Moria Hotel & Conference, Oslo, NORWAY

REGISTER TODAY The Society of Decision Professionals (SDP) cordially invites you to attend the DQ CONFERENCE, NORWAY 2022 on September 7th – 8th, 2022.

Join leading decision professionals to learn how to “Make good decisions in an uncertain world”. The conference, In-kind sponsored by SDP, will be held in-person at Soria Moria Hotel & Conference Center in Oslo. Registration is now open at https://dqnorway.com/

Explore why it is hard to make decisions under uncertainty and how to succeed. Gain meaningful insight into how you can improve your own and your organization’s decision-making practices and how to build the six elements of DQ. Agenda includes talks from experienced Decision Professionals on decision framing, data analytics and decision making, and information quality.

Leaders and new and existing practitioners that want to impact decision-making in an ever-changing world.

A unique lineup of workshops will be offered two days before the DQ Conference, Norway 2022, September 5th – 6th 2022. Visit the website to find complete schedules of the conference and workshops.

**software roadshow included in the conference where you can learn about market-leading tools within the field of Decision Analysis.**
Location: Soria Moria Hotel https://www.soriamoria.no/en/
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