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Getting Decisions That Stick: What Owners Can Uniquely Do

COAA Webinar: February 13, 2019  2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT


Are your projects sometimes troubled by indecision and/or changing decisions? Do the so-called “decision-makers” delay needed decisions or make last minute changes--costing everyone time and money? In “Getting Decisions That Stick!” will learn ten techniques you can use today to reduce costly changes by helping others make better-informed decisions. Special emphasis will be placed on what Owners can uniquely do to get decisions that stick. This presentation will: • Briefly present the psychology of decisions and decision-making styles • Assess the types of information most people need to make decisions • Include an interactive electronic polling exercise to engage the audience and have them experience first-hand how the information available impacts their decision-making. • Examine ten specific techniques to foster informed decision-making • Engage the audience to gather additional tips

Don’t miss this presentation of one of the most highly acclaimed presentations at the 2018 Fall Owners Leadership Conference. 

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will assess the types of information most people need to make decisions.

2. Participants will identify the steps that Owners can take to improve decisions.

3. Participants will reference the psychology of decisions and decision-making styles.

4. Participants will examine ten specific techniques to foster informed decision-making.

Registration Rates

  • Member - $99
  • Non-member - $149

Paid registration only recognizes individual participation and only one person will receive credit for attendance. However, the webinar can be viewed by a group in a conference room setting for no additional cost.


Meet the Presenters

Allison Muth, AIA

Allison Muth is the Facilities Project Manager with Facilities Planning & Development at Texas Children’s Hospital. She has responsibility for budgeting, planning and project delivery in the Austin market. Allison is a licensed architect in Texas and a NCARB certificate holder. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Texas Society of Architects, the Austin Chapter AIA, and the Construction Owner’s Association of America (COAA). Allison is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she obtained her bachelor’s degree from the College of Architecture. Prior to joining the healthcare industry, she spent many years in traditional architectural practice and was involved in all phases of projects at architectural firms in both Washington, D.C. and Houston. Her career in healthcare began with facilities project management at Texas Children's Hospital in 2003. Her leadership in project management quickly resulted in her ability to manage the entire project management program and continue the successful project delivery for all construction and renovation projects within the Texas Children’s system. Her passion to align project management with facilities standards created an effortless transition of the Facilities Interiors and Logistic Programs under her Leadership in 2011. With the on-going growth of Texas Children’s, she spent 2016 thru 2018 focused on strategic planning efforts to develop future growth and relocation scenarios and develop space management guidelines to respond to the rapidly growing Organization. Because of a family relocation to Austin in the Fall of 2018, Allison will now bring her 15 years of experience on planning, project delivery, and partnerships to assist with delivering new facilities in the Austin market. Allison has participated on the Committee on Architecture for Health –AIA Houston and has been the President for the Construction Owner’s Association of America Texas Chapter since August 2015. She is actively participating on the COAA Board of Directors and is currently seeking her Interior Design license with the State of Texas.

Kurt Neubek

Kurt Neubek is a Principal in the Houston office of Page, a 450-person national architecture/engineering firm, where he started the company’s Strategic Consulting group 24 years ago. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He became a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects for being heralded as “an architect of decisions.” Kurt is an award-winning speaker, having given more than 80 presentations at national and international conferences. Kurt brings 30 years’ experience leading meetings and helping clients make informed decisions.