The Upside of Risk

May 17, 2017

Presented by a collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and our academic partner, Texas Executive Education


Forward-thinking companies move beyond risk protection and compliance and embrace the upside of risk. Focused on ways to create value and competitive advantage from risk, these organization not only manage risk to avoid loss but take a comprehensive strategic view on its upside and downside.

This webinar will be presented by Carl Spetzler and Hannah Winter, both experts in decision-making under conditions of complexity. It will address uncertainty in the value drivers of businesses, and examine sources of risk and opportunity by business unit and across the entire enterprise. A discussion will be presented on ways to create shareholder value by managing exposure and embracing uncertainty.

Carl Spetzler
Carl Spetzler has helped top business leaders over 40 years to create innovative new strategies that deal with the complexities of uncertainty and risk over long time horizons. CEO and Chairman of Strategic Decisions Group, he is the lead author of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016).

Hannah Winter
Hannah Winter is a partner, strategy consultant, and educator with SDG, where she leads the firm’s executive education program and oversees the firm's university partnerships offering the Strategic Decision and Risk Management certificate program for mid-career professionals. She is a coauthor of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016).

This webinar is brought to you by a collaboration with SDG's academic partner, Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1955, Texas Executive Education has been providing businesses and professionals with the resources to lead, think strategically and manage change through its innovative, interactive and impactful programs.

Texas Executive Education is SDG's university partner in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program, a post-graduate curriculum for mid-career professionals that combines the academic and research depth of UT Austin's McCombs School of Business with SDG's real-world consulting experience. For more information on earning a certificate, visit SDRM at Texas Executive Education.


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