International Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making Courses
2KO Africa offers
Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making courses, as the registered partner of the European University (Paris, France).
Students can enrol in this course and get an internationally recognised
certificate within 60 days. This highly interactive course
introduces a variety of creative solution generation and
decision-making techniques. Participants will develop the skills
necessary to analyse a problem, generate creative solutions, and
decide which solution most closely matches their needs. After the
completion of the course, participants will be able to implement the
right diagrams to assist them with the identifying problems
systematically. Participants will explore the kind of
problem-solving style they have which will help them identify their
weak and strong spots and how they can tackle problems efficiently.
The course provides several tools, techniques and tips on not only
how to identify problems but also find creative solutions, evaluate
and select the best option, implement the most ideal solution and
create a successful action plan.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Apply logical tools to properly analyse problems for root causes.
Establish and compare options in a variety of situations.
Identify the best choice from various options and address groupthink.
Achieve group consensus about important decisions.
Apply a four-step process to systematically solve problems and decide on appropriate solutions.
Use methods and tools (systematic process and fishbone diagramming) to discover the underlying cause of a problem.
Use brainstorming, mind mapping, and several other creative thinking techniques to generate possible solutions to the problem.
Use the following decision-making techniques: Pro/Con, Force Field Analysis, Decision Matrix, Feasibility/Capability Analysis, and Cost/Benefit Analysis.
Create an action plan to implement the appropriate solution.
What's Your Problem-Solving Style?
Assessment: Problem Solving Self-Assessment
Module 1: Define the Problem
Systematic Problem Definition (Six Basic Questions)
Systematic Problem Definition Grid
Assessment: Problem Definition Skill Practice
Cause and Effect/Fishbone/Ishikawa Diagrams
Assessment: Case Study - Problem Definition
Module 2: Find Creative Solutions
8 Blocks to Creative Thinking
Assessment: Look to Nature
Assessment: Brainstorming Skill Practice
De Bono's Six Thinking Hats
Assessment: Case Study - Generate Creative Ideas
Module 3: Evaluate and Select Solution
Pro's and Con's
Force Field Analysis and Decision Matrix
Assessment: Force Field vs. Matrix
Assessment: Revisiting Case Study
Module 4: Implement Solution and Create An Action Plan
Planning and Scheduling
The Big Planning Tip
Assessment I: Action Plan
Assessment II: Planning a Trip
Learners should possess a high level of motivation and self-discipline
Learners should be proficient in the English language
Learners should possess at least 6 to 12 months of professional working experience in any field
Learners must possess basic smartphone or computer operating knowledge and skills
Up to 2 months
Personalised, easy to understand text-based (reading materials) interactive resources that progressively and systematically takes the learner through various areas of competencies required at the workplace, in a specialised field of study
Personalised exercises, assignments and/or quizzes are utilized throughout the course/programme to measure progress in learning. such comprehensive assessment procedure is characterized by being diagnostic, formative (intervention-oriented), and summative.
100% completion of courses and assessment therein is required to be able to get certified in the said course and/or programme
Recognition and Certification
The European International University (EIU-Paris) is duly recognised as a Vocational Education & Professional Training (VEPT) service provider in accordance to Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE, as well as internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC), a U.K. Government recognized international accreditation body.