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Generating new ideas and making decisions

27th of February 09:00-12:00 (CET)

28th of February 09:00-12:00 (CET)

1st of March 09:00-12:00 (CET)

2st of March 13:30-16:30 (CET)

Online

Free

Certificate upon completing the course


Workshop objectives

  • Generating new ideas based on circular economy.
  • Understanding problem solving techniques to tackle ordinary and complex problems.
  • Helping students to make the best decisions with available information and choosing the best course of action to take.
  • Enhancing students to choose between several courses of action which affects sustainability business ideas.

Workshop methodology

  • Contents of the course will be presented and explained, introducing and outlining creativity, problem solving and decision-making topics.
  • Furthermore, students will work either alone or in groups to generate both responses and find solutions with regard to practical assignments which will be presented in class.

ASSESSMENT:

Students will interact and participate within groups to defend their responses by showing accurate knowledge of the contents explained in class. In order to pass this subject, 60% of the attendance will be mandatory. 

For those of you who had not attended classes properly, would have a choice to review  online recorded contents and  submit the practical assignments for the next day.


Workshop contents

1.- Creativity tools

1.1.- Creativity based on circular economy business ideas

1.2.- Brainstorming

1.3.- Lateral thinking

1.4.- Six thinking hats

2.- Problem-solving techniques

2.1.- Solving techniques to tackle circular economy problems

2.2.- Getting the root of a problem

2.3.- Breaking problems down into manageable parts

2.4.- Identifying the likely causes of problems

2.5.- Widening the search for solutions

  • 3.- Decision-making techniques
  • 3.1.- Decision-making which affects sustainability and circular economy
  • 3.2.- Helping you to choose several courses of action
  • 3.3.- Critical thinking
  • 3.4.- Decision making under certain risk and uncertainty
  • 3.5.- Decision making paralysis

Antonio Antón Baeza. Associate professor of the Department of Business and Management. Faculty of Economics. University of Alicante.(Spain). Human resources consultant.