Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
University of California, Irvine
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks. Learn how to use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today’s turbulent times. Using case studies and situations encountered by class members, explore successful models and proven methods that are readily transferable on-the-job. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Choose and apply appropriate problem solving and decision making processes and methods 2. Identify common obstacles to effective problem solving and decision making 3. Recognize the human variable in problem solving and decision making 4. Assess major conceptual blocks and significant situational challenges 5. Apply concepts to enhancing personal development and organizational performance 6. Explain the key elements of problem solving and decision making and the barriers associated with them

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Problem Solving
     
  • Week 2 - Charts and Diagrams
     
  • Week 3 - Decision Making Methods
     
  • Week 4 - Implementing Decisions
     
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Intructors

Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.
Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

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Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.
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Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-MakingCongratulations on the platformCongratulations on the administrative order of the courseCongratulations on the Success of the Course

Published on March 31, 2017
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on the November 15, 2017
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Thank you for this course. Definitely it is very basic and for beginners without any intermediate or deep explaining of "solving" and "making", but it was interesting to participate in this course.

on the November 12, 2017
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Course was basic. Structure was not robust. Video editing was poor, in some areas the sound was out of sync and the video zoom was out of proportion.

on the August 23, 2017
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Very basic mook with superficial classes about problem-solving techniques. A deeper presentation about Pareto and root causes analysis would be more valueble.

on the March 31, 2017
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Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-MakingCongratulations on the platformCongratulations on the administrative order of the courseCongratulations on the Success of the Course

on the March 28, 2017
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very basic, tool based solutions, no real content behind. Usually these courses are about learning and being mentally challenged not getting a toolbox.