Problem solving is a sought after skill, yet the concept can be quite nebulous. What does it mean to be a good problem solver? How does one hone this skill? This program will give you a tangible process to improve your problem-solving skills.
|Next Session||June 23, 2021 8:30am to 12:00pm|
Become a better problem solver
The past year has presented its share of challenges and problems. Some we have successfully been able to manage while others we wish we had handled better. Problem solving and critical thinking are consistently at the top of the list of desired skills that employers believe are lacking for employees. Advance your problem solving skills to rise to the top as you take the next step in your career.
This training lays out a three-step problem‐solving methodology that you can apply to a diverse array of problems. You will have the opportunity to learn new models, practice them, and access tools that you can take with you to apply to your personal and professional life..
You will be asked to bring a current problem you are facing to work on with your workshop colleagues, so you can get a head start on your problem solving path!
This program will cover:
- Situational goal analysis
- Scenario mapping
- Solution implementation
- Future problem avoidance
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in improving their strategic problem solving skills
Ann Rupnow directs and teaches in the entrepreneur program at the University of Wisconsin‐Eau Claire. She is passionate about the
need for innovation and problem solving – within startups and existing organizations. She was a founding organizer of 1 Million Cups Eau Claire, Startup 48, and co‐led the founding of WiSys VentureHome‐Eau Claire. Ann has worked in several industries including supercomputing, electronics manufacturing, managed health care, and higher education. She has developed and led technical training and leadership development programs, led change management and organizational development efforts, and co‐led a campus planning effort around equity, diversity and inclusivity. Ann received her MBA from UW‐Eau Claire in 2009. She is an Advisor of Great North Labs Venture Fund (St. Cloud, MN), is on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Business Center (Eau Claire, WI), and is past president of the Board of Directors of Clear Vision Eau Claire.
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