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The Art of Decision Making (B) - Winter 2018

Course number : PDEV-703    Section number : C01
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Course Description
Have you ever wondered how the questions you ask affect the decisions you make? Decisions should start with asking the right questions, analyzing the information collected, and then acting in the best interest of you, your organization, and your employees. This sounds straight forward, but it is often confusing and can lead to procrastination and frustration.

In order to become effective decision makers, leaders must be reminded of how to take a structured approach to decision making to drive stakeholder buy-in, reduce bias, manage groupthink and analysis paralysis, and drive overall decision consistency. Thorough training on decision making will enable managers to realize greater decision making success – and this easily translates into significant business outcomes.

Upon successful completion of The Art of Decision Making, you will:
  • understand a research-based Decision Making Model and how it can work for you.
  • learn why strategic decision making will benefit your organization.
  • gain an understanding of the key process in strategic decision making.
  • possess an ability to generate various alternatives and evaluate them.
  • create an action plan for ongoing decision-making development.
  • obtain a Recognition of Participation certificate.


No prerequisites required.

This course can be used toward the 150 hour requirement to obtain Blue Seal Certification. For more information go to,

This series is eligible for the Canada – Alberta Job Grant (CAJG), which will reimburse up to 2/3 of the costs of training for organizations that qualify. Please ensure you submit your application at least 30 days before the training course start date and include each course in the series. Only training courses that are approved before they start will be funded by the CAJG. For full details on the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and application forms, please visit:

You may take this course independently or choose to take the series in its entirety. Please note however, that individual courses within the series are not eligible for the CAJG funding if taken alone

Course materials are included.


Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Wed

Technologies (TE)

Stan Torrie 



Registration Closes On
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/30/2018 - 5/2/2018 Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Lethbridge, Technologies (TE)  Map Stan Torrie