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Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

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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Aug 03, 2018

A wonderful Informative and effective course for those who want to learn or improve to take effective decision making and learn quick problem solving techniques


Aug 10, 2015

I have not personally completed the course......but as far as i have progressed i am finding it very helpful and explained in a very simple manner.

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259 Reviews

By das patil

Dec 14, 2018

outstanding training program

By Yogesh Tammal

Dec 14, 2018

Nice training

By Luisa Maria Ortiz

Dec 12, 2018

Great course. I liked that He goes straight to the point, I wish the course could have more practical exercises.

By Amrita Singh Agarwal

Dec 09, 2018

Good course that helps understand t

By Ines Huskic

Nov 27, 2018

Again great teacher! Down to the point.

By Israa Mahmoud Sherif

Nov 24, 2018

It was a very useful and beneficial course.

By Allan

Nov 21, 2018

Please improve this course.

By يونس علي عبدالله عبدالرحيم

Nov 06, 2018

Very very cool

By Abdelmohimen Hemdan

Nov 02, 2018

the material of course is so amazin

By Usman Raza

Oct 26, 2018