Online Course Delivery: May 18-19 & 25-26, 2021

Structured Problem Solving

Problem Solving & Communication Bundle

If you are interested in not only Structured Problem Solving, but also want to obtain hands-on experience, then this bundle is for you. Build a foundation in mastering problem solving through the Structured Problem Solving short course and utilize the skills you learn from the Crafting Communication for Influence and Impact workshop. Structured Problem Solving helps you gain insights for solving messy, unstructured challenges with no clear “right answer.” Complement those concepts with our hands-on Crafting Communication for Influence and Impact workshop, as you learn to share your insights in a way that is both effective and meaningful.

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.
  • Course Investment*

  • Number of Sessions

    Online
  • Number of Hours

    8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. each day

STEP UP YOUR SKILLS

Learn the processes and principles used by professionals who work on problems of all shapes and sizes.

How It Works

Structured Problem Solving is designed for professionals who are often tasked with complex business challenges. In this 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 course applies to the Strategy and Innovation Certificate and the Business of Excellence Certificate.
  • 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.

Course Takeaways

  • 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.

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Special Pricing

*Emory Executive Education offers special pricing for select constituents.

15% Early Bird Special
Professional development is more important now than ever and we want you to capitalize on this going into the new year. Although many professionals face shrinking organizational resources at this time, Emory Executive Education wants to ensure broad access to new knowledge and skills to prepare professionals to tackle the "next normal." We are offering a limited time 15% Early Bird special to all participants who register for select courses by February 28, 2021. Please note, course discount price will vary per course and some workshops are not eligible. Please check course pages for more details.

Goizueta Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff
Emory University Alumni/Faculty/Staff
Government and Non-Profit
Group/Multiple
Custom Clients

Organizations are also eligible for a group pricing package for sending multiples participants through our in-person and online programs over the course of a year. Please contact us for more information about our special pricing or to receive your code before you register.

Want to know more?

Please speak with Learning Advisor, Lauren Flamer, to learn more about this course and discover what Emory Executive Education can do for you.