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Programme: Professional Development
Course: Decision making

*Please note that this course is spread over 2 half days


Who is this course for?

Anyone who has a role or ownership/ responsibility/ accountability in decision making (either individually or as part of a team)



There are times in our history as a species when our ability to make quick instinctive decisions has been the difference between us surviving or not and as such this ability has served us well. However, applying this process to every decision means we are not making the full use of the potential information we may have. In this highly engaging one day workshop, learners will explore a pragmatic decision-making process so that all the various options are considered before a decision is arrived at.


  • A problem-solving process
  • Our ability to make quick decisions (and the impact of our self-talk)
  • Problems and issues with snap decisions/ common traps in decision making
  • Criteria-based decision making
  • Weighting and non-negotiable criteria
  • Decision making in groups
  • Facilitating decision making in others


By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand where decision making sits in the problem-solving process
  • Understand what information needs to be collected, why and from where
  • Recognise and mitigate unconscious bias in our decision making
  • Be able to develop objective criteria that each potential decision can be tested against
  • Understand the importance of weighting particular criteria within your decision-making process
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