Decision Making: How to give yourself the best chance of getting it right!

Please Note: Seminar times include lunch

If so, then this course will help you to perfect your decision-making skills by providing you with some concrete tools that will dovetail with your own decision-making preferences. You will discover how to practice and fine-tune your personal judgement and analytical thinking skills, as well as learning how to stop putting off difficult decisions just because they may result in conflict.

Attend this comprehensive seminar and become more confident that the decisions you make are the right ones - and seeing how this strengthens both your performance and career.


Key elements covered during this half day seminar:

  • Distinguishing between problem solving and decision making - so you know when to use which approach
  • The analytical process: learning and practicing concrete and structured decision-making tools
  • The intuitive process: sharpening your personal judgment to make tough, out-of-the-ordinary decisions
  • Discovering how to feel more confident and empowered when making decisions by avoiding the most common pitfalls that derail you from making the right decision
  • Recognising your feelings about and reactions to risk and uncertainty and how these impact the way you make decisions
  • Learning what to consider and how to respond to making decisions under conditions of uncertainty or missing information
  • Discovering your personal decision-making preferences and knowing the impact of your values and experiences in making the right or best decision
  • Accurately applying personal experience to complex decision making during uncertain periods or conditions
  • Identifying different types of decisions: Simple vs. Complex; Group vs. Individual decision making


Course Outline

Identifying the Different Types of Decisions

  • Defining what a decision is and how problem solving and decision making are related - but not the same
  • Distinguishing between the two types of decisions: simple and complex


Understanding the Psychological Factors That Impact on Decision Making

  • Identifying your personal attitudes towards decision making
  • Discovering the most common reasons for decision avoidance
  • Describing the key cause of decisions made in haste
  • Applying techniques to avoid the most common pitfalls of decision making


Revealing Your Personal Decision-Making Preferences

  • Recognising how values and experience guide our perceptions
  • Identifying your personal decision-making preferences
  • Identifying the personal decision-making preferences of others to understand how they arrive at their decisions
  • Explaining how group decision-making differs from individual decision making


Discovering How To Approach Complex Decisions

  • Discovering some analytical decision-making tools
  • Learning when to use a specific tool when faced with a decision
  • The importance of practicing these tools


Understanding the Role of Personal Judgment in the Decision Making Process

  • Describe the "dual process" of decision making
  • Defining personal judgment (heuristics) and why this is so important in the decision making process
  • Identify your personal heuristics
    • rule of thumb
    • educated guesses
    • intuitive judgment
    • stereotyping
    • common sense
    • Applying proven techniques to sharpen your personal judgment
    • Explaining the impact of emotion on personal judgment


To Register

You can register for this seminar by clicking on the "Book Now" buttons above, alternatively please call Kathryn on 011 454 5505 or email her kathryn@seminarwarehouse.co.za


What You're Going to Get

Each seminar is run in the morning at venues in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Delegates attending receive bound reference notes, tea, coffee and snacks on arrival and at the break. After the course, delegates receive a sit down lunch as well as a Certificate of Attendance.