Develop logical, data-driven solutions to your business and organizational problems

Business changes in the “blink of an eye.” Executives are constantly bombarded with a plethora of problems. The obstacles to success are plentiful and great ideas are simply not enough.

In a world of rapid, constant change, managers need a reliable process to quickly evaluate issues and identify the best solutions. Based on the idea that logically-sound, evidence-based decisions that are rapidly executable are better than ideal solutions that come too late or never, this course covers a proven process for solving complex problems. Exploring a combination of cultivating a problem-solving mindset and establishing a problem-solving process, participants will acquire a powerful tool kit for effectively and efficiently developing achievable project outcomes. The net result: better solutions developed faster to positively affect your growth, profitability, and ability to service your customers.


  • Problem solving mindset
  • Power of the unconscious mind and cognitive biases
  • Psychological safety and problem solving in groups/teams
  • Common problem solving errors
  • Simple 5-step problem solving process
  • Problem definition and reframing techniques
  • Structuring the problem or the opportunity
  • Developing logic trees and hypothesis
  • Designing optimal solution options and process for choosing amongst them

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will have learned and practiced the techniques needed to:

  • Explore a problem solving mindset and develop strategies to cultivate that mindset
  • Discover a simple 5-step structured problem solving approach and learn to apply 4 key principles at each stage.
  • Be equipped with the knowledge and tools to add to their own problem solving toolkit
  • Develop a personal plan for how they'll apply what they've learned

Who Should Attend

Anyone who needs to solve problems - either individually or as part of a team.

Department leaders and managers from all functional areas, change agents, and professionals with responsibility for driving business results and/or improving organizational effectiveness.

Leaders managing cross-functional teams or task forces, management consultants, and those who are transitioning into internal consulting/problem solving roles will also benefit.

This program is applicable to all for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Corporate Executive Education Packages

Package Pricing: 1 class day per participant

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Tools for Project Leaders - IN PERSON
In Person
Time (Eastern)
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Oct 08, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Case Western Reserve University
Course Fee(s)
One Day Seminar 2024 $895.00
Potential Discount(s)
  • Alumni
  • Nonprofit
  • WSOM Graduates 2024
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 01, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 01, 2024
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