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Leadership and Innovation

Problem Finding: A Project Management Perspective

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  • Overview

    Leaders with problem solving skills are crucial for maintaining an effective organization. The capacity for fixing problems with teamwork and efficiency is a highly valued and useful ability. While organizations tend to hire those with effective problem-solving skills, problem finding abilities are often overlooked and underrepresented. Often, uncovering a problem is the hardest and most important step in rectifying an issue. The process of problem finding entails taking a fresh look at a situation and, through creativity and imaginative thinking, discovering problems that others had no idea existed. Problem finding is an extremely valuable skill set in today’s world, and yet most individuals have not received training for viewing their organizations through this unique lens. Participants receive this training in this course, cultivating the ability to identify problems as well as trace them back to initial causes. This course explores problem finding as well as problem solving, with an emphasis on developing in participants the often-lacking skill of problem finding.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the value of problem finding in an organization
    • Recognize skills used for identifying problems in organizations
    • Shift their perspective to begin thinking strategically about the organization’s problems
    • Learn to apply problem finding skills in multiple areas
    • Increase use of this untapped skill set
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  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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