About the course
What does it mean to be decisive? Decision makers come in all shapes and forms and work at all levels of an organisation. It’s not only CEOs and managers who must be effective decision makers – everyone should have the character traits necessary to make timely and appropriate decisions to enhance their lives inside and outside work.
This course examines steps in the decision-making process, followed by an introduction to the character traits that will help you build confidence and make better decisions. The course also examines what to do after a decision has been made: putting your work into action. And it shows how ‘taking action’ isn’t always the end goal; sometimes the best decision is to take no action at all.
The course is broken down into two parts: Developing Character for Decisiveness; and Overcoming the Barriers to Decisiveness. Each part contains a series of separate lessons and areas. Continue reading below to find out what these areas cover.
What’s in the course?
Developing Character for Decisiveness
- Introduction to Decisiveness: sequence the steps in a decision-making process
- Being Realistic: recognise examples of people being realistic while making a decision
- Building Self-Confidence: recognise how to build self-confidence for decision making
- Making Decisions Happen: recognise how to implement a decision appropriately; Recognise how to be action oriented when making decisions
- Job Aid: Decision-making Process
- Job Aid: Being Decisive
- SkillBriefs: Making Realistic Decisions
- SkillBriefs: Making Decisions with Self-Confidence
- SkillBriefs: Implementing Decisions
- SkillBriefs: Understanding Decisiveness
Overcoming the Barriers to Decisiveness
- Overcoming Procrastination: recognise how to overcome decision-making procrastination
- Dealing with Fear: recognise how to overcome fear while making decisions in a given scenario
- Avoiding Information Overload: recognise how to avoid information overload while making decisions; identify examples of information overload
- Job Aid: Overcoming Procrastination
- Job Aid: Overcoming Fear
- SkillBriefs: Learning to Overcome Procrastination
- SkillBriefs: How to Deal with Fear
- SkillBriefs: Dealing with Information Overload
How is each course taught?
All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This involves answering on-screen questions, and participating in tasks.
Example of Part 2: Overcoming the Barriers to Decisiveness; Lesson 1: Overcoming Procrastination
How long will it take me to complete each course?
As mentioned above, our courses are self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. The total running time for the combined courses however is 2 hours.
What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a PC. While most of the lessons work on MACs, we recommend you use a PC for the best performance. Certain parts of the course may not display properly on older MACs. Once you’ve logged into your course, you may be prompted to down certain free plugins such as Java. Just follow the on-screen prompts.