Students engage our top decision-makers 


Key members of staff from the Northern Territory Police Force are set to present an interactive guest lecture as part of CDU’s management unit, Decision Making in Organisations.

CDU’s Bachelor of Commerce coordinator and unit lecturer, Stephen Balch said the guest lecture would enable students to see the real world application of their theoretical learning.

“Decision-making is something that affects everyone in all walks of life but making critical and timely decisions is something which goes hand-in-hand with a career in law enforcement,” he said.

“We will tackle the decision-making process and the rationale, values and political aspects of decision-making in large organisations.”

Mr Balch said this was the second time the NT Police would be involved in the guest lecture initiative.

“The defined and formal decision-making process of the NT Police was a great case study and we received great feedback from students when we did it last year.

“The open forum Q&A is a great way to achieve our learning outcomes in a much more motivating and appealing environment.”

Students recently visited Royal Darwin Hospital for the first in the series of guest lectures where they heard first-hand from health professionals about the various aspects of the decision-making processes in their individual roles from strategic to tactical to operational.

Students will head to Berrimah Police Headquarters on Wednesday, 28 May for the lecture.

For more information contact Stephen Balch on 8946 7767.