Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

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Course 8 of 10 in the Career Success Specialization

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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Прибл. 5 ч. на завершение

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
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Субтитры: English, Vietnamese, Spanish

Чему вы научитесь

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    Apply appropriate problem-solving and decision-making processes
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    Evaluate solutions and anticipate likely risks
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    Identify common obstacles to effective problem-solving and decision-making
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    Use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address organizational problems

Приобретаемые навыки

Decision-MakingData AnalysisChange ManagementProject Management
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Прибл. 5 ч. на завершение

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
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English

Субтитры: English, Vietnamese, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Problem Solving

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Reading
3 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
1.2 Types of Problems 4m
1.3 Categories of Problem Solving8m
Reading3 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 1 Quiz18m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Charts and Diagrams

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Reading
3 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
2.2 Cause and Effect Diagram3m
2.3 Histograms9m
Reading1 readings
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz18m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Decision Making Methods

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Reading
3 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
3.2 Decision Methods6m
3.3 Consensus and Ethical Decisions11m
Reading1 readings
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3 Quiz10m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Implementing Decisions

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Reading
3 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
4.2 Control Charts12m
4.3 Implementing Decision Results14m
Reading3 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Direction Signs

20%

started a new career after completing these courses
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Top Reviews

By MMMar 31st 2017

Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making\n\nCongratulations on the platform\n\nCongratulations on the administrative order of the course\n\nCongratulations on the Success of the Course

By ADAug 10th 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.

Instructor

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Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

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