Emory Executive Education

Structured Problem Solving

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MAKE SENSE OF ANY CHALLENGE

Structured Problem Solving teaches methods for solving messy, unstructured challenges with no clear “right answer.” You will emerge with expertise managing the process of problem solving in a structured manner, from framing the problem to communicating a compelling case for action.
  • Number of Sessions

    Live Online
  • Number of Hours

    8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. each day
  • Course Investment*

Structured Problem Solving

How It Works

Structured Problem Solving is designed for professionals who are often tasked with complex business challenges. In this professional development course, you’ll learn the value of a structured problem-solving approach, develop your own action plan, and execute that plan to find a solution. This executive education course applies to the Strategy and Innovation Certificate and the Business of Excellence Certificate.
Structured Problem Solving
  • Define and Break Down the Problem

    Understand the need for a structured approach to problem-solving, and recognize the principles that enable effective work. Get clarity on the real problem to be solved, identify the issues to be addressed, and structure them into a hierarchy that enables focused work.
  • Plan the work

    Identify the tasks required to work through the issues, and identify sources of information and input. Prepare a clear statement of work, and organize tasks into manageable workstreams.
  • Work the Plan

    Engage external players and condition project team members for high-impact problem-solving. Facilitate insightful conclusions from the work and creative thinking about potential solutions.
  • Build the Case

    Build and test a case for action based on strong logic and evidence.
  • Make the Case and Start the Change

    Communicate the case for action in a persuasive manner to generate buy-in and action.

Professional Development Goals

  • Define

    Learn how to bring fresh eyes to tough situations and clearly define your problem.
  • Frame

    Get a formula that can help you make sense and bring order to even the most intractable problems.
  • Solve

    Explore how to break down your problems and execute your plan for the solution.

STEP UP YOUR SKILLS

Register for this professional development course and learn the processes and principles used by professionals who work on problems of all shapes and sizes.

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Special Pricing

*Emory Executive Education offers special pricing for select constituents:
o Goizueta Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff
o Emory University Alumni/Faculty/Staff
o Government and Non-Profit
o Veterans
o Group/Multiple
o Custom Clients

Please contact us for more information about our special pricing or to receive your code before you register.

We also offer flexible payment options through Emory Alliance Credit Union. Emory Alliance Credit Union has created an unsecured line of credit for Emory Executive Education participants to assist with the cost of courses:
o Minimum amount: $1,000; maximum amount: $15,000
o 12 months interest only—the balance on the 13th month will be amortized over 36 months
o Interest rate is prime + 4%*
o A monthly billing notice will be mailed to you
o Credit Union membership is required

For more information, call 404-329-6415 (Option 3), or visit emoryacu.com to find a branch near you.

Want to know more?

Please speak with Learning Advisor, Lauren Flamer, to learn more about this course and discover how Emory Executive Education can meet your continuing education needs and professional development goals.