Problem Solving

&

Decision Making

 

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."

- Theodore I. Rubin

Learning Objectives

 

 

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

 

  • Apply problem solving steps and tools

  • Analyze information to clearly describe problems Identify appropriate solutions

  • Think creatively and be a contributing member of a problem solving team

  • Select the best approach for making decisions

  • Create a plan for implementing, evaluating, and following up on decisions

  • Avoid common decision-making mistakes 

Overview:

 

This highly interactive workshop introduces a variety of creative solution generation and decision making techniques. You will develop the skills necessary to analyze a problem, generating creative alternative solutions and deciding which solution most closely matches your needs.

Participants will practice all tools and techniques introduced and directly apply the tools and skills learned on an interesting case study presented at the beginning of class that will take them back to the days of ancient Egypt and as a team have to solve a problem otherwise the Pharaoh will be very angry. This is in addition to the various individual activities and exercises introduced and skill practice for each of the tools introduced.

​© 2013 Created by Paul Bailey