Decision Making: A Systematic Approach

Organizations are made from a series of decisions linking people to implementation. Decisions are the signals that set the pace and direction of an organization. The success — or failure — of an organization is directly linked to its ability to consistently make good decisions.

Decision making is the process by which we create the future. Given that the future is unpredictable and information is always incomplete, we can increase our chances of success by using time-tested systematic approaches. This workshop is a practical approach to the art and science of decision making. Using recognized tools and techniques, we will demystify the decision making-process and plainly outline the steps to making smarter choices.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Decision making as a process

  • Building a context for success

  • Framing the problem

  • Defining objectives

  • Identifying alternatives

  • Addressing consequences

  • Managing trade-offs

  • Dealing with uncertainty

  • Risk tolerance

  • Linked decisions

  • Individual psychological traps

  • Organizational traps

  • Process improvements

  • Resources and tools

  • Public service directors, managers and mid-level program and policy public servants who need to improve their decision making ability
  • Federal, Provincial/Territorial, and Municipal public service employees with responsibility for allocation of human, physical, and financial resources
  • Professionals seeking to improve their decision making record of success and avoid common traps

Peter Levesque, BSocSc., M.A., is a consultant and trainer based in Ottawa. He has twenty years of experience working with governments, research institutes, and professional associations on issues of knowledge mobilization. His career has included serving as Deputy-Director of Knowledge Products and Mobilization at SSHRC, as Knowledge Exchange Specialist at CHEO, and Chair of KM at Ontario Neurotrama Foundation. He serves on several boards of non-profit organizations and is President of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. Peter is an experienced and sought after speaker, facilitator, and commentator on issues of education, research, knowledge, and social media.

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Course Category: 

Innovative Thinking

Body: 

Organizations are made from a series of decisions linking people to implementation. Decisions are the signals that set the pace and direction of an organization. The success — or failure — of an organization is directly linked to its ability to consistently make good decisions.

Decision making is the process by which we create the future. Given that the future is unpredictable and information is always incomplete, we can increase our chances of success by using time-tested systematic approaches. This workshop is a practical approach to the art and science of decision making. Using recognized tools and techniques, we will demystify the decision making-process and plainly outline the steps to making smarter choices.

In-House Option: 

Title: 

Decision Making: A Systematic Approach

Course Code: 

100

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Email Reminder: 

Email Reminder Will Be Sent

Email Reminder Date: 

10days before the course start date

Speaker Bio: 

Peter Levesque, BSocSc., M.A., is a consultant and trainer based in Ottawa. He has twenty years of experience working with governments, research institutes, and professional associations on issues of knowledge mobilization. His career has included serving as Deputy-Director of Knowledge Products and Mobilization at SSHRC, as Knowledge Exchange Specialist at CHEO, and Chair of KM at Ontario Neurotrama Foundation. He serves on several boards of non-profit organizations and is President of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. Peter is an experienced and sought after speaker, facilitator, and commentator on issues of education, research, knowledge, and social media.

Audience: 

Public service directors, managers and mid-level program and policy public servants who need to improve their decision making ability
Federal, Provincial/Territorial, and Municipal public service employees with responsibility for allocation of human, physical, and financial resources
Professionals seeking to improve their decision making record of success and avoid common traps

Priority Order (Field of Expertise): 

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January 24, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
$480.00
August 15, 2018
8:00 - 15:00
$480.00
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