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

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283 reviews

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...

Top reviews

By YM

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

By AD

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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281 Reviews

By Roberto Ramirez

Apr 20, 2019

really help me to improve make decision making wit the best methods and tools that it takes to understand how to evaluate any situation.

By Abdulrashid Sayyed

Apr 11, 2019

Thank you, It was helpful

By Masroor Hassan

Apr 10, 2019

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By Muhammed Althaf

Apr 01, 2019

good

By Enrique Diaz Ocampo

Mar 31, 2019

I highly recommend to have more real examples and bibliography

By Yury Yemelyanchykov

Mar 08, 2019

Useful training with good methods for everyday and business decision making and analysis.

By David Ten Brink Rio

Mar 08, 2019

Very lengthy explanations of simple tools.

By Loh Boon Hock

Mar 05, 2019

it helps my work to make better decision and problem solving

By Francisco Moreno

Feb 28, 2019

very shallow, without practice and tools to be implemented afterwards

By Kulveer Singh

Feb 22, 2019

Not very well structured and moreover instructor's speaking style was very boring.