Thinking Differently - Problem Solving at Work

Ref: C3843247

Explore different forms of thinking which can be used in: problem solving, innovating, group work and visioning. You will become familiar with techniques for problem solving and practice hot seating which is a group problem solving technique.

Additional information about this course

Course runs on 15/5, 12/6 and 19/6

Course aim

Explore different forms of thinking which can be used in problem-solving, innovating, group work and visioning. Part of the Step into Management Series

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • People who are interested in personal development as a route to becoming more effective at work, or interested in human behaviour. Employees who are motivated to achieve more in their work and aspiring to move into a management role. Managers seeking personal development

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify your main thinking style
  • Identify a current challenge that can be met by altering your thinking style
  • Create an action plan for using a different thinking style when appropriate.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • This course will be offered through the WEA Online Learning System.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • This is a stand-alone module and you do not need to have completed any of the other modules.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This module part of the 'Step into Management' Series. It can lead on to courses on: Managing Yourself Project Management Change Management Management and Leadership Strategy

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Thinking Differently - Problem Solving at Work

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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