Decision Making Skills Training Course Material


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You’ve been searching for information about decision-making skills. And, you’re interested in presenting your own training courses.

There’s only one problem.

Short of developing everything from scratch, you are not sure where you will get the content you’ll need.

Sounds familiar?

Don’t worry.

You can now use these training course materials to present your own training courses.

Let’s explore what you will receive.

And, how you can brand everything as your own.

What you’ll get

  • 44-page participant manual.
  • 76 powerpoint slides.
  • Practical exercises.
  • Further reading.
  • Course evaluation form.
  • Action plan.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training course your participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main obstacles to effective decision-making.
  • Understand the decision-making process.
  • Understand a range of techniques.
  • Explain the benefits of a decision-making process.

Note: Often our customers pair this decision-making course with our training content on how to improve problem-solving skills.

Course outline

In an effort to provide you with as much value as possible, we’re going to show you how to deliver the key sections of this training course.

We’ve divided this training course content into 4 key steps.

1. Make great decision-making skills a habit

Successful decision-making is a business-critical skill.

And, all decision-making training courses must start by understanding the needs of your audience.

  • What are their jobs?
  • Where do they work?
  • How long have they been there?
  • What experience do they have?
  • What are their pain points?
  • Where will they use these skills?

Makes sense?

Remember, when you know what is stopping them from improving their decision-making skills, you can change their lives.

In fact, companies that make better, and faster, decisions tend to be more successful.

Here’s where it gets even more interesting.

You can use the content provided to:

  • Explore the advantages of better decision-making skills that emerge for companies.
  • Highlight that ownership for a decision must be with those who need to implement the solutions.
  • Better utilize the resources, especially knowledge-based resources

Your role is to introduce your audience to key concepts as quickly and as effectively as possible.

2. Focus on the main types of decisions

A great place to start is to focus your audience’s attention on the main types of decisions that can happen.

Especially, if you’re just getting used to the area of decision-making,

Next, explore the risks that emerge from poor decision-making skills.

Here’s the breakdown of the remainder of this section of the course:

  • Highlight the different types of decision-making that can exist.
  • Shift how your audience thinks about decisions-making
  • Discuss any challenges that they can have in terms of making decisions.

You should set aside some time to share your personal experiences with making decisions.

Simply put, this section helps your audience feel more connected to the content. And, they will build more practical skills.

3. Connect your audience to the decision-making process

To make effective decisions, your audience requires content that will make a difference in their lives.

So, bring them to that place.

Hook them with great content.

And, foster more meaningful engagement by incorporating examples from your own experiences.

With this in mind, use the content provided to:

  • Focus on the practical steps on improving decision-making skills.
  • Highlight the correct set of skills to overcome the challenges normally impacting on effective decision-making skills.

Whether your audience has lots of experience or new to their roles, they’ll want guidance from you in the techniques they can use.

So let’s get to these decision-making techniques.

4. Introducing decision-making techniques (Part 1)

When you’re trying to encourage our audience to develop new skills, we want you to always focus on their needs. Remember, it’s less about you and more about what they want to achieve.

To sum this up, you can use the material to:

  • Explore a range of effective decisions making techniques.
  • Discuss the PMI technique and the use of decision trees and fault trees.
  • Share the importance of disconfirming questions.
  • Outline the use of prospective hindsight and the body-frame technique.

5. How to deal with uncertainty and risk

Sounds easy right?

Not so much.

For corporate trainers and business managers, this is a great opportunity to connect with your audience. And, although it’s not always easy to know how people deal with risk, your audience should be encouraged to give as much feedback as they can.

You can use the content to help your audience to let go of some misconceptions they may have developed. Next, they should be enticed to explore how to deal with change. And, of course, to use the content to help them better manage risk.

6. Introducing decision-making techniques (Part 2)

At this stage of the course, it is critical that you help your audience to shift their self-talk from “I make terrible decisions all the time” to something like, “I now have techniques to help me make better decisions.”

End the course by examining a series of techniques that will help your course participants make better decisions.

In particular, you can use the content provided to focus on linked decisions, trade-offs, and the even-swap method.

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Starting today, with all Oak Innovation training course products, you’ll receive eight free training guides that will help you add extra value to your training courses.

  • Training icebreakers.
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  • Training games.
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  • How to improve your listening skills.
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people.
  • How to evaluate training courses.

Did you know …?

Did you know that we link our course development process with Google’s dynamic “people also ask” search feature?

That way, you get content that is always practical and relevant.

Here are the top questions that we’re seeing people asking about decision making skills:

  1. What skills are needed for decision making?
  2. What is effective decision making?
  3. What is decision making training?
  4. How do you make a strong decision?
  5. How can I improve my quick decision making skills?
  6. Why are good decision making skills important?
  7. What are the qualities of a good decision maker?
  8. What are the 5 stages of decision making?
  9. How do you evaluate decision making?
  10. What are the 4 decision making styles?

What our customers say

Great job. I look forward to using it.

Rafiq Jaffer, Institute of Social Sciences

I have used your courses and have found them helpful and effective in training my staff.

Andre Koen, Anoka County, MN, USA

It is straightforward, easy to identify, and applies to daily workplace experiences.

Mathangani Muya, Pristine Management Solutions Ltd

The content is fine and provides a good range of techniques to train.

Peter Follett, Human Capital International

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Frequently asked questions

What are the six criteria for an effective decision making process?

Here are the primary criteria:

  1. Focus on what is important.
  2. Process logical and consistent
  3. Takes into account objective and subjective factors and uses both analytical and intuitive thinking.
  4. Requires only as much information as is necessary to make the decision.
  5. Encourages and guides information gathering.
  6. Straightforward, flexible and user-friendly.

What are the six main decision-making techniques?

The following are the six main decision-making techniques available:

  1. PMI.
  2. Decision trees.
  3. Fault trees.
  4. Disconfirming questions.
  5. Prospective hindsight.
  6. Body frame.

How do you analyze linked decisions?

Hers is a simple 6 step process:

  1. Understand the underlying decision problem.
  2. Identify ways to eliminate or reduce critical uncertainties.
  3. Identify future decisions linked to the primary decision.
  4. Understand the complexity of the relationships.
  5. Decide what to do in the fundamental decision.

Can I edit the content and add my company logo?

Yes. You can now add your logo and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.

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Decision Making Skills Training Course Material