We live in a world that is characterised by high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. One way to manage this is to create models, which we can use to describe and analyse situations, to test options and to inform decision-making, and we’ve seen these grow in sophistication and influence in recent years.
In this taster session, we’ll be exploring the strengths and limitations of models, and thinking about how we can use them most effectively under conditions of radical uncertainty.
Dr Catherine Tilley is a Lecturer in Business Ethics & Sustainability and Impact Director, Institute for Sustainable Business. She also teaches the Managing Under Uncertainty module in the Executive MBA programme.
Her areas of expertise include:
• decision-making in businesses;
• social and environmental sustainability in businesses;
• change in complex systems
Catherine's work has been published in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. She is a Fellow of the HEA, and a Fellow in Construction Engineering Management at the University of Cambridge and has been a Visiting Scholar at Stirling University and an Ivey Sustainability Academy Fellow.
Prior to working at King's, Catherine spent over 20 years in management consultancy, mostly at McKinsey & Company. She has an MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from Manchester University.
Registration & Refreshments: 5.30 - 6.00pm
Executive MBA Taster Session: Managing Under Uncertainty: 6.00 - 7.00pm
Networking: 7.00 - 8.30pm