Creative Decision Making and Problem Solving

Creative Decision Making and Problem Solving (Cancelled)

Most decisions are reached without requiring any complex decision-making process. Some problems are more complex, like deciding how to prioritize our work or understanding why a process failed and deciding what to do about it; these require a rational approach to problem solving. In this course we will cover all these important thinking approaches. After understanding the thinking mechanisms, we will provide you with methods and tools that you will practise during the sessions and that can improve the way you think and work.

Expected Outcomes:

Every day we make hundreds of decisions and solve many problems.  Some are easy, based on instinct and experience, and we resolve them on automatic pilot; some are testing, and no easy solutions are forthcoming.  In this highly practical, one-day course, you will learn to:


  • frame problems so that they can be solved (and so help in the decision-making process)
  • find one or more solutions to the most intractable problems
  • enjoy the process of problem solving, whether alone or working collaboratively with others
  • become more creative in your thinking so that, in time, solutions begin to present themselves
  • make decisions with more confidence, knowing that you have explored every avenue before committing to those decisions

Seminar Content:

  • Barriers to problem solving and decision making
  • Framing problems so that they can be solved
  • Stages in problem solving and decision making
  • Preparing for group problem solving
  • Techniques of problem solving and decision making
  • Large group problem solving and decision making techniques

For a detailed agenda, please download the Syllabus on the right

Who should attend:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Administrators
  • Business Professionals
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DATE: 28 June


LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 – 15:30

FEES: €250 + VAT


You can register by sending the completed registration form above to or via fax to 2227 4475. If you need help completing the form, please give us a call at 2227 4470

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at

Instructor: David Cotton

A training and development consultant since the 1980s, David Cotton specialises in leadership and management development, soft skills training and business strategy.  He spent over 20 years with two of the ‘Big 4’ consulting firms, first at Arthur Andersen and then at PwC, where, after working in IT systems design and development, he led a team of 100 trainers in 26 countries and then moved into a client facing role in which he specialised in managing training around major change projects for some of the firm’s top clients.


A prolific author, David has won publishers’ best-seller awards for two of his 15 books and two international awards for an e-learning package on electronic marketplaces (online B2B exchanges).   His latest book is about creative and problem solving techniques.  He has designed electronic performance support systems and e-learning programmes and has scripted and directed a customer service training video. David has worked in four continents and more than 45 countries.