Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks. Learn how to use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today’s turbulent times.

About The Course

Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks. Learn how to use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today’s turbulent times. Using case studies and situations encountered by class members, explore successful models and proven methods that are readily transferable on-the-job.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I earn for completing this course?
Students successfully completing this course on Signature Track can earn a verified certificate.

Will I receive university credit for this course?
At this time, university credit is not available for this course. 

What resources will I need for this class?
The course is self-contained. No additional texts or materials are required.

When do I need to complete the course by?
This course is offered in the On Demand format. That means all the videos, quizzes and other content are always available and there are no deadlines. You can complete the course at your own pace.

Recommended Background

No background is required; all are welcome!