Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

Tools to take decisive action as a manager


Managers must understand and constantly nurture their ability to select the best option and make sound decisions in order to contribute to their organization’s success. This seminar provides an opportunity to learn analytical thinking and problem solving principles needed to handle increasingly complex decisions that your role requires. It will heighten your confidence in defining options, finding sound solutions and, ultimately, getting better results. You will take away knowledge and tools to identify key issues and practice making recommendations while keeping aligned with available resources and consideration of all stakeholders.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Make complex (and often abstract) situations or ideas clear, simple and understandable.
  • Experience and apply critical thinking methods to add value to new and existing ideas or processes
  • Practice skills that increase your contribution and overall productivity within the organization
  • Link analytical thinking to problem solving, using a carefully defined step approach
  • Learn to quickly approach problems from several angles and consider their impact
  • Discover and explore the right decision making model for you
  • Link seemingly unrelated themes and identify the underlying issues
  • Analyze, select and get buy-in for your decision
  • Generate creative and alternative solutions

Who Should Attend

Ideal for managers across all divisions seeking tangible ways to make sense of increasingly large quantities of information and take decisive action in their roles and responsibilities. Especially useful for middle managers looking to improve confidence and credibility as a decision-maker as well as executives involved in forming corporate strategy and leading execution in complex situations.

What is the Registration Fee?

$1795 (plus tax) for the two-day program, including facilitation by two highly-rated faculty members, comprehensive workbook, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Program in Detail

Beyond best practice illustrations and models, a learn-by-doing approach is maximized through practical, hands-on, skill-building exercises, idea sharing opportunities among participants, a plan for personal implementation (action plan) providing a roadmap for putting new capabilities into action back in the workplace. Lecture components are minimal.

The seminar will be held at the McGill Executive Institute located at 1001 Sherbrooke Street West (between Peel and McTavish). A check-in desk on the 6th floor will be open from 8:30 a.m. and the seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.