Decision Making Skills

Purpose

A richly varied programme of techniques, delivered with engaging exercises and group discussion, to sharpen the skills most wanted by employers in the current economy. Build and practise a portfolio of tools for solving problems and taking decisions in every aspect of working life: whether for leadership, management, business growth, team building or career development.

Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking, logic and reasoning to examine alternative solutions to problems
  • Identify contributory factors surrounding complex decisions
  • Consider financial and other costs and benefits of potential actions
  • Explore a variety of techniques and methodologies for reaching decisions effectively
  • Listen actively to others to inform problem solving and decision making
  • Align strategic decisions to core values, competitive strength and market prospects
  • Recognise the value of decision making in the process of continual improvement
  • Avoid procrastination and mental paralysis by adjusting the pressure to choose

Duration

One and a half days, separated by a two week practice gap. Registration and refreshments from 8.30 a.m. for 9.00 start. Day One closes at 4.30 p.m.; Day Two closes at 1.00 p.m.

Agenda

Day One (includes morning and afternoon refreshments with group lunch)

  • What’s Your Problem? Avoiding the pitfalls of assumption
  • Gathering and processing information
  • Decision making tools and techniques
  • Quantifying costs, benefits and risk
  • Establishing criteria and analysing alternatives
  • Taking smart decisions under pressure
  • Ethics and Bias in reaching decisions
  • Getting the best from others

Agree individual learning and practice plans in preparation for next session

Day Two (includes morning refreshments)

  • Progress Review
  • Advanced tools for critical thinking and forecasting
  • Decision making for continual improvement

Price

£350 plus VAT per person

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Course Locations

Courses are available in London and Exeter.

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