Introduction to Option Appraisal

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Event summary

This event will cover a step by step practical approach to option appraisal in order to have greater confidence when recommending the best way forward for an organisation.

Full event programme can be downloaded below.


01 December 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
E1 8AN
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Standard price

£495.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£325.00 excl VAT

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About this event

We make choices all the time in our personal and professional lives. But how often do we make decisions without giving them a second thought because we view them as unimportant, or we are comfortable in what we choose?

However, when there is public money at risk, many different stakeholders who have different viewpoints, a major project to decide on, or even the future of a service at stake, we must make sure our decisions are made using a robust process and that we have the right tools to make such choices now and for the future.

Delegates should leave the day feeling more confident about how to organise and manage an option appraisal exercise in a variety of scenarios.

Learning objectives

Delegates will gain a practical understanding of how to develop a structured approach to option appraisal within the public sector.

Sessions 1 and 2:

Establishing the essential components of an effective option appraisal process.

Session 3:

Getting a working understanding of option appraisal by testing out techniques learnt in a workshop environment.

Session 4:

Understanding how risk variables can be taken into account within an option appraisal exercise.

Who should attend

Property professionals, service managers, finance professionals and anyone who is in involved in decision-making and using option appraisals within the public sector.


  • Asset management
  • / Capacity building
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Professional development
  • / Property
  • / Value for money

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