21st Annual DAAG Conference
SDP Workshops (prior to DAAG)
The Society of Decision Professionals along with Intel, Caesar Systems, Shell, and Strategic Decisions Group cordially invite you to attend the 21st DAAG Conference in Huntington Beach, California. DAAG is known across industries to unite practitioners in DA application and implementation from pharmaceuticals, to military, to oil and gas, to manufacturing and high tech.
DAAG Conference - Apr 9-10, 2015
BONUS: *April 8, 2015 - SDP Workshops Prior to DAAG
Conference Reservation Link:
Register & pay on/or before Feb 16, 2015 - $425.00 per person
Register & pay on/or after Feb 17, 2015 - $500.00 per person
Registration Fee Includes:
Received on or before March 10, 2015: Fully Refundable
Received on/after March 11, 2015: Nonrefundable
Cancellations must be in writing and received no later than March 10, 2015 for a refund less a $100 processing fee. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute; you must notify us of the substitute¹s name by contacting Hilda Cherekdjian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of Decision Professionals
Workshops prior to DAAG - April 8, 2015
Held at the Waterfront Beach Resort (see hotel information for reserving your room)
The Waterfront Beach Resort
- A Hilton Hotel
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The Waterfront Beach Resort, is located on the picturesque coastline of Southern California, in the heart of Surf City USA™ in Huntington Beach, California. The resort is close to several major California airports, including Los Angeles International (LAX), Long Beach (LGB), and John Wayne Orange County (SNA).
A discounted group rate has been set up for the conference for check-in on April 7 for those attending the SDP workshops and April 8 for those attending DAAG with check-out on April 11: $225.00 per night, plus tax.
RESERVE YOUR ROOM:
Click Here or copy and paste the below URL in your browser to reserve your room now: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/reservations/index.jhtml?hotel=HUBWHHF&groupCode=DAAG
Note: *This room rate may be offered for dates prior to and after the scheduled conference dates, subject to hotel availability.
** This room rate includes In-Room High Speed Internet Access for the duration of the conference and not exceeding 4 days.
*** All rooms at the discounted rate will be available until midnight on March 16, 2015 or until the block fills, whichever comes first.
EVENT DATE: April 8, 2015 from 8 am - 12 pm (prior to DAAG)
WORKSHOP FEE: $200 (Registration fee includes attendance to one of the two concurrent workshops and Continental Breakfast)
WORKSHOP 1 - Facilitative Leadership
Instructors: Bruce Judd and Konrad Knell of SDG
This four-hour workshop is designed for decision process leaders who currently facilitate team meetings or who plan to. These meetings can be focused on framing decision situations, creating alternative strategies, assessing quantitative information, and leading decision makers toward the right decision for their situation.
Through a series of group exercises, we will illustrate some facilitation challenges and best practices that will benefit practitioners. Some of the best practices can take years to master, under the mentorship of experienced facilitators. However, the workshop is designed to generate the awareness that is the first step on this journey to facilitation excellence.
Some of the topics that will be covered in these experiential exercises and debrief discussions include:
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop will be of interest to the new practitioner and the seasoned professional alike. This workshop is limited to 48 participants.
WORKSHOP 2 - Strategic Portfolio Management
Instructors: David Matheson and Somik Raha of SmartOrg
The fundamental challenge in portfolio decisions is to say "no" to good ideas to free resources in support of higher-value ones, which easily degenerates into political and power-driven decision making. Persuading people to make and accept decisions requires adapting decision-quality principles and practices to the portfolio context. Done well, strategic portfolio management provides an ideal opportunity to embed DA into an organization, foster decision quality at scale and improve value delivered from portfolios of R&D, NPD, innovation and other business opportunities. Topics will include a Portfolio Dice Simulation, the Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management and Case Examples of SPM as Embedded DA.
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop will be of value to practitioners with at least a year or two of experience and to seasoned professionals. This workshop is limited to 30 participants.