‘Thinking Tools’: a one-day training workshop

Thinking Tools

Health and care services need people who can think clearly, flexibly and analytically. People who can cast new light on familiar problems, and who can create new routes around long-standing obstacles. Services need people with strong ‘thinking skills’.

The good news is that these skills can be learnt. So the Strategy Unit , working on behalf of the Midlands Decision Support Network, is offering this one-day, face-to-face training workshop on ‘Thinking Tools’.

Your Trainer:

Led by Fraser Battye, the workshop will cover tools for: understanding problems, creating solutions, and analysing solutions before implementing them.

Who is the workshop for:

The workshop is for anyone who wants to think more critically and creatively. So you could be an analyst, a team lead / manager, a programme or service lead, a clinical lead, a strategic lead – anyone who has to think and make decisions in some way.

This is a free workshop open to those working in health and care services in the Midlands.

Workshop content:

The session is informal and interactive. You will choose which tools to cover, from a selection including: pre-mortems; problem trees; regression to the mean; breaking the rules; thinking on the margin; Ulysses pacts (and many more).

The session is also practical. You will apply the tools to your situation. So you should bring examples of problems, challenges and decisions that you face.

By the end of the day, you will have learnt new ways of seeing familiar things. You will be a more independent and analytical thinker, with practical tools to support you in future.

This is a one-day face to face workshop.

Venue: The Studio‘ Birmingham
The Studio, 7 Cannon St. Birmingham, B2 5EP (5 min walk from New Street station)

Dates available: Further dates to follow

For more information about this course, please contact:

Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell