Thinking tools for decision making: 1-day workshop

20th July - 20th July
One day workshop
The Studio, Birmingham

One day Workshop


  • 20/07/23
  • 25/10/23
  • 16/01/24

Thinking tools for decision making

Decision Quality, Thinking Tools and Economics for non-economists – a trio of highly popular face-to-face workshops to improve decision making are routinely held in Birmingham, but we will also deliver these in your local systems and we can run any combination for you (including all of three).  See the development workshop flyer and contact Rachel Caswell ( to arrange training in local systems.

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 public 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)

Or contact Rachel Caswell ( to arrange this training to be delivered in local systems

Dates available: 

  • 20/07/23
  • 25/10/23
  • 16/01/24

Please register using the links below.

You might also be interested in the following  training courses:

For more information about this course, please contact:

Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell