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Behavioural Aspects of OR Interventions in Transformation Projects

We are pleased to invite you to an event on “Behavioural Aspects of OR Interventions in Transformation Projects” on Mon, 11 June 2018 at Warwick Business School, The Shard, London.

This is a free event but places are limited. Please register via Eventbrite:

The aim of this workshop is to examine our understanding of behavioural insights in evidence-based decision processes in transformation projects. This is an interactive day with the opportunity for networking and peer-to-peer learning through the sharing of experiences.

The programme is below.

10.00 Arrival

10.15 Welcome by Prof Leroy White

10.30 Optimists, dreamers and fibbers; how transformation programmes get mangled by good intentions by Leasil Burrow, Associate Fellow, University of Oxford and Executive in Residence, Lancaster University

11.00 When should we use simple decision models? A synthesis of various research strands

by Dr Konstantinos Katsikopolous, Associate Professor of Behavioural Operations, Southampton Business School

11.30 Interactive Session- part I

12:15 Networking Lunch

12:45 Interactive Session- part II

14:00 Feedback

14.45 Closure

15.15 Departure

Leader and Host of the event: Leroy White (WBS)

Coordination: Katharina Burger (University of Portsmouth)

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Delegates are asked to allow sufficient time for security checks at The Shard and are reminded that photographic ID will be required by the Shard Security team. Further information about the venue can be found online,

Please note that the interactive sessions will be recorded. Full ethics information will be provided.