Decisions: A Fourth Friday Workshop with Flourish at Work

Decisions! Decisions!: A Fourth Friday Workshop with Flourish at Work

Whether you’re a manager, employee, job seeker or retiree, decisions you make in your professional and private life often involve both an upside and a downside—both benefits and costs. For example:

  • How do you manage risk when the costs are paid today but the benefits are uncertain or far in the future?
  • How should I invest my nest egg?
  • Should I pursue further education to make myself more marketable?
  • How do I compete in a world where there are so many other options?

Our personal preferences allow us to rank real-world options, but our decisions often seem irrational or superficial, leading us to feel dissatisfied or unsure of ourselves. For instance, do you ever continue to devote resources to projects that have little or no chance of success?

This workshop provides a framework for decision-making under a variety of circumstances. Along the way, we will address some of the flaws we encounter in our decision-making. The goal is to provide you with a usable framework to make better decisions so you can flourish in whatever work you do.

The workshop leader, Dr. David Bivin is an expert in rational decision-making. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where he taught from 1985 through 2018. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University in 1980. While at IUPUI, he taught statistics and macroeconomics to undergraduate and graduate students and served as coordinator of the Master of Arts program in Economics. During the 1996-97 school year, he served as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar at Tallinn Technical University in Tallinn, Estonia. He has published numerous articles and is currently a statistical consultant for a local auditing firm focused on the healthcare industry. Having grown up in Mooresville, Indiana, David is a life-long Hoosier. He now lives in Indianapolis along-side two cats and two dogs and is actively involved in the Flourish At Work ministry at The Church at the Crossing.


Friday, March 27
3 - 5 PM
The Haverstick (9111 Haverstick Rd., Indianapolis)
Cost is $15 and includes a beverage

Registration coming soon!