Investing in the ‘right’ project – Making better decisions with multi-criteria analysis (MCA)

This webinar will explore the importance of multi-criteria analysis (MCA) in making investment decisions/project selection. MCA is a decision-making method used to evaluate and compare different alternatives using multiple criteria for selecting what projects and investments to pursue.

In this webinar, we will discuss the steps involved in conducting multi-criteria analysis, including defining the problem/opportunity, identifying and weighting key criteria, and evaluating alternative options.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professional staff and managers who are involved in the decision-making process for potential projects and investments.  As such, this course is aimed at participants new to those roles or those who wish to refresh and extend their knowledge for evaluation and selection of projects and investments in their organisations.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the webinar, you will have a better understanding of MCA and how it can be used in various settings to make informed decisions and improve performance.  This includes:

  • comparing two or more options for project/investment selection
  • using quantitative methods to define financial criteria for decision-making
  • incorporating non-quantitative considerations for decision-making, and
  • using a multi-criteria weighted scorecard for comparing and selecting projects and investment options.

Webinar facilitator

Alfred Schmidley

Lecturer and Facilitator, UQ Business School

Alfred is an experienced industry professional with more than 30 years’ experience in private, public, and non-profit organisations.  He has taught and practiced extensively in areas of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, and project management (including Prince2 and PMP).  Alfred has lived and worked across Asia and the Pacific Region and previously served in senior business development roles in China, SE Asia, and Australia, including agriculture, rural enterprise, and food security initiatives funded by US-AID, Asia Development Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Webinar facilitator

Jonathan Carver

Acting Transformation Advisory Manager, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Jonathan started his healthcare career as a nurse working with early adopters of health pathways and experts in clinical redesign. Jonathan now has more than 30 years’ experience in leading, facilitating and training in change, redesign and innovation across primary, secondary and tertiary health care.

Since joining Queensland Health 15 years ago, Jonathan has had an integral role in managing projects at HHS and state level to improve our health systems. Jonathan is an external advisor for the Master of Leadership and Master of Healthcare Redesign at the University of Tasmania, holds an academic title with Griffith University and is part of a local team involved in researching how clinical practice improvement is enacted in a University Hospital.

Location Date Cost Duration Registration
Online 12 June Complimentary 60 minutes Not open
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