Decision Making

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Creating decision making training course materials can seem like a struggle, especially when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands.

So how do you find practical, interesting, and customizable training content that will meet the needs of your audience?

Well, this is where we can help.

At Oak Innovation we provide pre-written and customizable training materials that you can use to deliver your own training courses

The content must work for your audience

In a world full of alternatives, it’s no wonder that employees need assistance on how to make more effective decisions in the workplace. And, increasingly companies are seeking best practice training materials to guide them.

Use these course materials to  help participants to make better and faster decisions within their organization.

Course outline

The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided.

What is decision making – First, encourage participants to understand risk management and empowerment.

Types of decision making – Next, explore individual and group decision making.

The decision making process – Then, focus on the practical process of meta-decisions. And, explore how to set objectives and the rules-of-thumb that we all can use.

Decision making techniques – Part 1 – Start by exploring a range of effective decisions making techniques. Then, examine the PMI technique. And, the use of decision trees and fault trees. Next, share the importance of disconfirming questions. Plus, the use of prospective hindsight and the body frame technique.

Dealing with uncertainty & risk – Explore how to deal with uncertainty. And, how to better manage risk.

Decision making techniques – Part 2 – End the course by examining a series of techniques that will help your course participants to make better decisions. Next, focus on linked decisions, trade-offs and the even-swap method.

Course objectives

On completion of this training course in decision making 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

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials to deliver your own decision making training courses:

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

Bonus free training materials available

You will also receive the following free training guides:

  • Training icebreakers
  • How to select training materials
  • Training games
  • How to increase participation
  • Learn to improve your questioning skills
  • How to improve your listening skills
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people
  • How to evaluate training courses

Frequently asked questions

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

To ensure effective decision making, the following criteria should be met:

  1. The focus is on what is important
  2. The process is logical and consistent
  3. It takes into account objective and subjective factors and uses both analytical and intuitive thinking
  4. It requires only as much information as is necessary to make the decision
  5. It encourages and guides information gathering
  6. It is straightforward, flexible and user-friendly

What are the six main decision making techniques?

The following are the six main decision making techniques availble:

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

How do you analyze linked decisions?

Hers is a simple 6 step process:

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

Can I edit the content and add my own company logo?

Yes. You can now add your own logo's 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.

Customer stories

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Thank you for providing such a valuable service to those of us working front-line training and development!”

Loretta Thirtyacre
Manager, Corporate Training and Development,
COUNTRY Insurance and Financial Services, Illinois, US

“Time is money — we all know that. And as coaches, our billable time is worth a lot of money, but program development time is not. For a once off cost per training pack, you’ve saved coaches countless hours of program development time. Plus, because of the high-quality of your materials, you make us look good!

What you are offering for coaches is remarkable. Thank you! Thanks, also, for letting us customize the programs with our own logos, taglines, etc. Your spirit of generosity is greatly appreciated.

Well done. You’ve put a lot of work into this and I am thrilled to see the result. All the Best.”

Sylva K. Leduc, MEd (Psychology), MPEC
Master Personal & Executive Coach
SAGE Leaders

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