The ability to solve various problems is one of the key skills a contemporary professional should have, but making decisions based on the solutions generated can be even more challenging. Some people do this intuitively and rely heavily on their experience or intuition. Sometimes that works, but as a rule, this intuitive method is extremely unreliable. That’s why every decision-maker needs a clear guideline on how to approach problem-solving and decision-making systematically and with self-confidence.
In this course, participants will learn how to tame creativity and use it to reveal new problem-solving paths. Learn how to explore and define problems so you will not waste your efforts on phantom issues. You will become familiar with proven techniques of creative problem-solving through divergent and convergent thinking. These techniques will allow you to approach your problems with fresh solutions which can help you to make the next breakthrough in your task. At the end of the training, you will explore how to make decisions using modern tools, deal with ambiguity, and implement the best solutions.
Key skills you will attain after attending this course include the following:
- Learn about techniques that allow you to unleash your creativity
- Understand a structured way to approach creative problem-solving
- Master root cause analysis to help you define problems
- Practice divergent and convergent ideation techniques
- Learn how to deal with common problems in decision-making
- Minimize possible errors in your day-to-day decision-making process
What will you gain
- Completely rethink the way you address problem-solving
- Recognize that creativity is a skill and it can be developed
- Enable and embrace the inner source of creativity within you
- Learn techniques that will help you to understand the cause of the problem
- Practice brainstorming techniques and using mind maps
- Understand the framework of convergent ideation techniques
- Realize why you shouldn’t blindly rely on intuition when making a decision
- Know how to work with team-based or group decisions
- Learn how to overcome paralysis by analysis while making a decision
- Exercise various tools and techniques for evaluating solutions
- Implement a solution and know how to track and monitor its application
Course schedule sample one day
|08:30 AM||-||10:00 AM||-||First Training Session|
|10:00 AM||-||10:15 AM||-||Coffee Break|
|10:15 AM||-||12:00 PM||-||Second Training Session|
|12:00 PM||-||12:15 PM||-||Coffee Break|
|12:15 PM||-||02:00 PM||-||Third Training Session|
|02:00 PM||-||03:00 PM||-||Lunch and Networking|
Fees & what is included
|Early bird 70 days before course start date||Early bird 25 days before course start date||Regular Course Fee|
|USD 3,400.-||USD 3,900.-||USD 4,400.-|
- For early registrations special prices apply as outlined above.
- The regular, special and early bird courses fees include the applicable 5% VAT.
- Companies - register 2 participants for the same course and date and get one place free.
- Only one type of discount can be applied to the same course & date registration.
- For larger corporate clients there are special packages. Contact us for details.
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Course Fee Includes
When would you like to start
|Effective Problem-Solving and Decision Making - 10 Nov 2019 Dubai, UAE|
|Effective Problem-Solving and Decision Making - 01 Mar 2020 Dubai, UAE|
|Effective Problem-Solving and Decision Making - 31 May 2020 Dubai, UAE|
|Effective Problem-Solving and Decision Making - 09 Aug 2020 Dubai, UAE|
|Effective Problem-Solving and Decision Making - 04 Oct 2020 Dubai, UAE|
- Introduction to Creativity
- The process of creativity
- Creativity applies to all spheres of life, not just to art
- Common barriers to creativity
- Creativity vs. Innovation
- Introduction to Creative Problem-Solving
- Is creativity in problem-solving always necessary?
- Principles of creative problem-solving
- Divergent thinking
- Convergent thinking
- Frameworks for creative problem-solving
- Exploring and Defining Problems
- Understanding the cause
- How to be sure if this problem is real
- Root cause analysis
- Kepner-Tregoe process
- Pareto analysis
- Understanding systems
- Divergent Ideation Techniques
- Brainstorming Techniques
- Visual mapping techniques
- Using mind maps and fishbone diagrams
- Questioning Assumptions
- Context Mapping
- Convergent Ideation Techniques
- Pair & Share Technique
- How-How Diagrams
- PPCO Framework
- ALU Framework
- Solution Analysis
- Using Logic vs. Intuition
- Viewing solutions in multiple ways
- The process of narrowing down solutions
- Creating rating charts
- Conducting risk analysis
- Individual vs. team-based decisions
- Common Problems in decision-making and how to deal with them
- Cultural differences
- Quality of Data
- Accountability and transparency
- Making a Decision
- Styles of decision-making
- Understanding sensitivities
- Understanding paralysis by analysis
- How to deal with the ambiguity of outcomes
- Applying tools and techniques for evaluating solutions
- The Sunk Cost paradox
- Golden rules of decision-making
- Finalize decisions with the Decision Matrix
- Implementing the Solution
- Considering implementation in advance
- Planning and delegation
- Problem solved? – Tracking and evaluation
- Develop and review follow-up contingency actions
- Formulate an after-the-action review process
- Applying a risk assessment in decision-making
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