September 14, 2016 - 2:00 PM
September 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM
Be a Logical and Innovative Manager
Making decisions is a key element of being a manager, but many of us short-circuit this process by not being fully clear on the nature of the problem being addressed before jumping to a solution, not considering enough alternative solutions, and not gathering objective data before making a decision. The result? Decisions we cannot get executives to buy into because we cannot justify them in the logical ways they demand. Also, we often end up with solutions that are not very innovative because of the way we generate alternative solutions.
Objectives of this session are to expose you to the following concepts that can be incorporated in your own job:
- How to fully execute each of the four stages of left-brain, logical decision-making.
- How to find, gather and use objective data in making decisions and recommending solutions to leadership.
- Brainstorming techniques that don’t just recycle ideas that have worked elsewhere, but result in truly ground-breaking solutions.
- Using pilot programs to pretest your solutions while there is still time to improve them.
Takeaways: Specific techniques to use during your next brainstorming session that open up more innovative ideas, a formula for calculating the return on investment for your projects or potential ROI for suggested solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do education events take place?
Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).
A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.
When will I receive the Adobe Connect instructions for an event?
Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions three (3) hours before the webinar begins, approximately at 11:00 AM EDT/EST.
Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions one (1) day before the online course begins.
To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC's online meeting space. You can test your Adobe Connect connection here. Adobe Connect is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities.
I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?
Once you register for an online course, you will receive a confirmation receipt that day. A majority of our online courses uses Moodle, STC's course management site, which attendees will receive the login instructions two (2) days before the course begins.
If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.
I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar that day, they will receive an email with a link to the recording, and an evaluation link along with the PDF of the presentation.
I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable. Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.
I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?
STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.