Modular decision making training workshops

effective decision making training workshop modules

Problem solving and decision making are essential skills for managers and directors.

We make many quick decisions unconsciously; sometimes the best decision is no decision at all.

However, managers and directors have to make major and strategic decisions, both individually and as a group, that require the use of proven processes. Often the justification for a decision is as important as making the decision.

Brefi Group provides a range of customised workshops, including decision making, for managers and directors using proven modules to suit individual and corporate needs.

They are designed to suit the specific needs of the client and provide a comprehensive introduction to decision making in a manner that combines information transfer, practical exercises and focused discussion.

Key reasons why managers and directors benefit from learning how to make effective decisions

  • Responding to opportunities and challenges successfully and productively
  • Analysing all available options to make a sound decision in line with organisational goals
  • Optimising your decisions based on expertise, technical knowledge and experience in diagnosing problems
  • Gathering useful information to supporting your modelling decisions
  • Clarifying financial, tactical and strategic goals towards a sustainable course of action chosen
  • Analysing relative and comparative values of alternatives to pick the best decision
  • Ensuring that the decision taken is implemented and monitored correctly for quality assurance and risk management
  • Effecting flexibility in decisions within a changing market environment

Effective decision making

Here are some examples of decision making modules that can be combined into a two-day course.

General approaches to decision making

  • Establishing how you should make a decision
  • Different types of decision making styles
  • Circles of Influence
  • Putting your decision into context
  • Scenario planning
  • Past decision analysis

Structured approach to decision making

  • Four rules for decision making
  • Seven steps to making effective decisions
  • Framing the question
  • Acquiring appropriate information to support your decision
  • Exercise: the power of questions

Creative thinking

  • Brainstorming
  • The Disney Strategy
  • Lateral thinking
  • Chunking
  • Six Thinking Hats®
  • Mindmapping®
  • "What if" and "Why-why" diagrams

Designing a decision making strategy

  • Setting your objective
  • Pareto Principle (80:20 Rule)
  • Force field analysis – balanced forces
  • Grid analysis
  • PMI analysis
  • Cost benefit analysis

Systems thinking

  • Ishikawa Diagram
  • Process mapping tools
  • Process flow and the theory of constraints
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Decision trees

Decision execution

  • Well formed outcomes
  • Creating a well formed outcome
  • Future pacing
  • Project reporting
  • Project reviews

Improving communication

  • Communicating with others
  • Win-win negotiation
  • Rapid decisions in the real world

Questions, answers and actions

  • Questions and answers
  • General notes to feed into the preparation of your personal action plan
  • Actions and commitments

Find out more about decision making training workshops

Regular training and facilitated awaydays contribute significantly to the effectiveness of any team.

Brefi Group possesses a unique combination of maturity, professional skills and human qualities required for supporting managers and directors, whether they be in commercial or public organisations or running a small company.

We would be delighted to create a customised decision making workshop drawing upon these modules, or creating special sessions in partnership with you. Regular training and facilitated awaydays contribute significantly to the effectiveness of any team.

When you are ready to move forward, the next step is easy.

If you are still undecided and would like to know a little bit more about us before making contact, please visit our About us page to consider our impeccable credentials and the many benefits we could offer to you and your organisation.

Or you can contact us direct. Use our contact form to describe your need, or call us on: +44 (0) 121 288 3417.

Licensing opportunity

Are you a trainer or a training department who would like to be able to deliver powerful training programmes without having to duplicate the research, design and materials development that we have already done? Workbooks and Powerpoint presentations can be licensed from Brefi Group for use in your own organisation or with your clients.

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