Effective Decision Making

Jul 8, 2015, 17:28 PM
These educational activities meet UPPCC’s criteria for 'Continuing Education – Non-Accredited'

Effective Decision Making

Duration: 1-Day Course

**Check the Course Catalog for required attendee minimums

Contact hours: 8 hours

Instructor: Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO

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Standard pricing:

Institute Members - $305

Non-Members - $405

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.


General Description

Effective procurement relies on effective decision making. Major organizations, both public and private, study and implement decision making protocols and techniques that are designed to improve the quality their decisions. Participants examine various aspects of the decision making process with the objective of providing procurement professionals with the elements to improve the quality and effectiveness of every decision.


Intended Audience

All procurement professionals





Course Objective and Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Examination of decision theory
  • Types of purchasing decisions
  • The decision making environment
  • Decision levels
  • Roadblocks to effective decision making
  • Five step decision making process
  • Decision screening
  • Elements of good decisions
  • Identifying, categorizing and dealing with decision risk
  • Other decision making factors
  • Recognizing and dealing with decision making styles
  • Decision making fallacies
  • Group decision making
  • Tools for effective decision making


NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer’s name and contact information in lieu of payment information.

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