Confident Decision Making

One Day Programme


Whether you are involved in Decision Making at Management Level or Problem Solving with Staff and Clients, decision making involves 3 essential skills:
- Ability to Solve Problems
- Make Decisions
- Influence others to carry out Action
This programme develops the thinking skills to achieve these aims. For successful decision makers understand the real issues facing themselves and others. They retain clear focus on the task they want to achieve and communicate ideas in a way that makes sense to others.

How It Will Help You

On Completion of the workshop you will know how to:
Understand the difference between making, delivering and implementing a decision
Be clear about the outcome you want to achieve
Argue clearly and to the point
Achieve staff and stakeholder commitment
Increase your areas of influence
Give credence to your decisions

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Course Content

Part 1 - Making The Decision

Exploring Creativity as a tool for successful Problem Solving & Decision Making
Introduction to the IDEAL™ model for successful Problem solving & Decision Making
The session continues with techniques in developing the ability to make use of a variety of perspectives to stimulate new ideas in problem solving and decision making – using the (ID) of this model.
These Ideas are captured and a mind-map is drawn to show the relevance of these ideas to the issues at hand.

Part 2 - Delivering the Decision

Using the (EA) of the Model
Make Clear, Rational Decisions using the ‘3D’ Method, using Data, Diagnosis and Direction
Use the intelligence behind negative thinking to gain positive action
Use the ‘Force Field Analysis’ technique to finalise good decisions you can work with

Part 3 - Implementing the Decision

Transfer acceptance for your ideas (L)
Good thinking needs to be communicated positively to others in order to be effective
To carry ideas into action
Achieve ‘buy-in’ for your decisions
Communicate with confidence and conviction
Transfer your ideas so that they make sense to those who implement decisions
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Course Presenter

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Valerie Pierce

Valerie Pierce, MA (Phil), MSc (Executive Coaching) is Creator of the training concept ‘Clear & Critical Thinking’.

Her international client list includes public and private sector clients in Ireland, UK and Europe over a 20 year period.

Valerie also lectures on MBA programs at Ashridge Business School, Brooks University Oxford, the Smurfit School of Business and Trinity College Dublin.
She is a Tutor on the worldwide Ashridge Leadership Programme and is the author of the ‘Creative Problem Solving’ Learning Guide (2011) for the Ashridge Business School (Top 1% of Global Business Schools – Ref: Financial Times).

Her books include:

‘Quick Thinking on Your Feet’
(Published in Ireland 2003: Japan 2004: USA 2005: China 2005)
'Focus: The Art of Clear Thinking'
published in Ireland (2014)and Middle East (2015)