Monday 11th December 2023 - Tuesday 12th December 2023, Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna, Austria

The 1st IMCET Behavioural Science Executive Education Workshop

About the Workshop

The Investment Migration Council is pleased to present The 1st IMCET Behavioural Science Executive Education Workshop.

The psychosocial training session is a 3-part hands-on & part seminar experience derived from game theory developed by economists, psychologists, sociologists and mathematicians. The sessions are split over 2 days, between the 11th & 12th of December 2023, and a follow-up session will be held online 2 weeks after.

During the workshop, participants will engage in an Analog Simulation that challenges them to profitably manage the socioemotional dynamics of a series of coordination activities that enables them to learn a great deal about both their own and other group members’ relational styles.

Through analog simulation, participants have the opportunity to experience with emotional vividness the crucial dilemmas that characterize their own interactions with others. Dilemmas such as: trusting or not trusting, being open or closed to change, holding grudges or forgiving, cooperating or competing, winning or excelling, attacking or defending, building or sharing, simplifying or aggregating, being proactive or wait-and-see, being optimistic or realistic, being a visionary or centered in the present, being selective in relationships or inspired in relationships.

After the simulation, fundamental principles for reenergizing one’s professional well-being and mitigating and defusing regressive traps are disclosed in an engaging and entertaining manner. Principles such as adopting a forward-looking rather than “present biased,” enterprising rather than bystander, mature rather than unconscious, contributive rather than defensive, biased positive rather than neutral, grateful rather than self-referential, conciliatory rather than retaliatory, and responsible rather than reactive attitude.

Monday 11th December  – Tuesday 12th December 2023

Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna, Austria

€1,800 (excl. VAT, if applicable)

Skills Addressed

  • Orientation toward convincing and influencing
  • Decision-Making in Critical Social Situations
  • Tolerance towards Vulnerability and Uncertainty
  • Positive Social Attitude
  • Openness to Change
  • Proactiveness & collaboration
  • Management of fear of loss
  • Overcoming conflicts
  • Awareness of one’s relational “code” and its effects on others

Who Should Attend

  • Individual Practitioners
  • Law Firms
  • Accountancy Firms
  • Corporate Service Providers
  • Academics
  • Governments
  • Specialised Service Providers
  • Wealth Managers
  • Family Offices
  • Private Bankers
  • Migration Agents
  • Due Diligence Providers

Why Attend

This half-day workshop brings together key industry stakeholders and covers a variety of highly topical subject matters which are of interest to the academic, professional and government community. After learning from top-tiered industry professionals, the end-of-day cocktail reception provides delegates with additional opportunities to network among leading practitioners, senior government officials, academics, suppliers, potential clients and industry colleagues.

CPD Accreditation

The Workshop is accredited with Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours by the CPD certification services.


Sibylla Verdi

Sibylla Giulia Verdi is a lecturer at the University of Padua (Italy) & Ca Foscari (VE) and a consultant for various international companies and institutions. Her work in the field of social psychology and behavioral economics is published in peer reviewed journals on topics such as leadership, game theory, well-being, emotions, empowerment and architecture of choices (nudging ). She is a member of Italy’s Behavioral Analysis Team in the Prime Minister's Office and the Herbert Simon society. She is a graduate from the University of British Columbia, Canada and has won several fellowships including one from the European Commission (Daphne III). In 2018 she was a guest at the Max Plank Institute for Human Development in Berlin.


Monday 11th December - Setting the Stage

Introduction to the key concepts of “game theory” and their power in explaining crucial elements of social and organizational interactions. Participants will be asked to take part in some live demonstrations of the key concepts discussed to make them more vivid. The first part of the morning session will end with a go-around where participants will get a chance to discuss the particular challenges they face and a creative board will be constructed with the feedback to highlight key/ common areas of interest.

Monday 11th December - Coffee Break
Monday 11th December - Simulation

Participants are split into two groups where they will play X number (TBA) of rounds of a modified version of the “Prisoner’s dilemma” against the other team. This simulation mimics a number of real-life interactions where there are monetary rewards and punishments for our behavior and interactions with others. During this simulation, participants will face and make critical social choices with their teammates and they will have to try to balance issues like: cooperation, mediation, competition, and trust while trying to maximize one’s payoff from the game. This part of the session is very animated as participants will get a chance to see and examine their own and others intergroup dynamics in a very raw and real fashion.

Monday 11th December - 18:00 - Cocktail Reception at The Lobby Lounge & Bar, Palais Hansen Kempinski where canapés and mulled wine will be served.
Monday 11th December - Walk to the world-famous Plachutta Wollzeile where delegates wil be treated to a traditional Viennese 3-course meal with wine.
Tuesday 12th December - Debriefing

Shared exploration of the elements that created or destroyed value and well-being of the teams and individuals during the crucial phases of the simulation.  Discussion of the common pitfalls they fell prey to in their interactions within their group and in their interactions with the other group.

Tuesday 12th December - Coffee Break with sweet and savoury bites, hotel check out
Tuesday 12th December - Evolution

Integration of the tools and attitudes for ongoing implementation of the simple and fundamental principles of “Professional Evolution”. Discussion of the feedback provided by participants via the creative board.


The Workshop will take place at the Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna, Austria.

Preferred hotel rates are being offered to our Delegates.

335 euro per night

Room rates are calculated per room and per night – including VAT, city taxes, service charges and buffet breakfast.

The rate also includes:

  • Complimentary soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral water in our minibar
  • Complimentary bottle of water for your refreshment every day in your room
  • Complimentary high speed WiFi access, all hotel areas
  • Free access to Kempinski “The Spa” & 24/7 free access to the gym

Please note that a limited quantity of rooms are available at this rate. To book a room, please click here to send an email to Estelle, our Head of Stakeholder Concierge.