Team Building through Problem Solving: Building Cohesion through Challenge
(PTEAM, 2 days)


Problems are everywhere it seems. Whether it is a new policy that must be integrated into our hiring practices or an existing recruitment process which needs to be fixed due to an inordinate number of errors, we are faced with complex problems that require solutions on a daily basis. To make things worse, the modern world seems to make an infinite number of alternative solutions available to us. Whether it is the plethora of new software packages or the multitude of expert consultants who could help us, we have more choices than ever. How do we decide which approach is best? How do we decide which tool suits our purpose? How do we work together to achieve the results we need. This SETC course on problem solving and team building equips the business professional with best in class methodologies and practices in the art and science of problem solving in the modern workplace. Using a structured series of concrete team building exercises, participants are encouraged to work together to solve increasingly difficult problems. A cohesive and coordinated team that can work creatively and cohesively is the result

Dates and Pricing

Jan 22 to Jan 23, 2018$799/person Feb 19 to Feb 20, 2018$799/person Mar 19 to Mar 20, 2018$799/person


Group Activity: Introducing the Team
The Helium Stick
Problem Solving: The Process
Identifying and Recognizing the Problem
The Importance of Assumptions
Understanding the Problem
Generating Alternative Solutions
Choosing a Solution
Implementation and Control
Problem Solving Best Practices
Group Activity: Working Together
Toxic Waste
Strategies for Investigating Problems
Techniques for analyzing the Environment
Techniques for Recognizing the Problem
Techniques for Identifying Problems
Techniques for Making Assumptions
Group Activity: Solving Complex Problems
Wild Wild Jigsaw
The Importance of Thinking
The Importance of Thinking about Thinking
What about Critical Thinking?
Exploring Deductive Reasoning
Exploring Inductive Reasoning
Exploring Causal Reasoning
A Practical guide the Thinking Development
Group Activity: Think Clearly
The Art of War
Strategies for Generating Alternatives and Choosing Solutions
Techniques for Generating Alternatives Individually
Advantages and Disadvantages of Group Decision Making
Techniques for Generating Alternatives in a Group
Techniques for Choosing amongst the Alternatives
Techniques for Implementation
Group Activity: Solving with Creativity
Many Paths