Thinking tools for decision making: a training workshop (face-to-face)

Fraser Battye

Thinking tools for decision making: a training workshop

Do you want to think more critically and creatively? Would your decision making benefit from knowing powerful analytical concepts?

Come to this free, 1-day, face-to-face training workshop which is suitable for team or organisation leads/aspiring leads who work within Integrated Care Systems in the Midlands.

The three available dates are: 8th November, 1st December and 9th December

Health and care services need people who can think differently. People who can cast a different light on familiar issues and see new ways around long-standing obstacles. People with the skills to define problems and create options to address them.

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 for decision making’.  The workshop is designed for people who want to think analytically and creatively.

Led by Fraser Battye, the workshop will provide you with thinking tools and concepts. You will choose what to cover from a selection including: pre-mortems; problem trees; regression to the mean; breaking the rules; thinking on the margin; Ulysses pacts; creative thinking (and many more).

The workshop will have a practical focus. You will apply the tools and concepts 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.


Your training will be led by: Fraser Battye (Principal Consultant, Strategy Unit)

Audience and pre-requisites
Audience: Aimed at current and aspirant team or organisation leads, working in Integrated Care Systems in the Midlands.  Participants are welcome from many backgrounds, including health and social care; public and voluntary sector; healthcare and public health; clinical and non-clinical; commissioners and providers; (etc).

Number of places
20 per workshop

Duration and start date
1 day workshop
The programme will be delivered face-to-face on the following dates (pending any change in COVID-19 restrictions)

  • 8th November 2021
  • 1st December 2021
  • 9th December 2021

Time: 10:00 – 15:30 (9:30 registration)

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

Applications for this course are now open. (Please register for one date only)

8th November 2021

1st December 2021

9th December 2021

For more information about this course, please contact:

Fraser Battye