Introduction to Problem-Solving
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Introduction to Problem-Solving

Learn the essential problem-solving concepts and techniques
4.7 (42 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,187 students enrolled
Created by Sorin Dumitrascu
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand problems and problem-solving
  • apply problem-solving techniques
  • avoid problem-solving mind traps
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  • there are no special pre-requistes to take this course
  • reflect on your problem-solving style, habits and methods

If you find that you are not always inspired in solving daily problems, or simply that there are too many issues and not enough time, by taking the Introduction to Problem-Solving course you will learn at least:

  • one simple model of problem-solving
  • starting from concepts
  • continuing with tools and techniques
  • discussing barriers to efficient problem-solving and
  • ending with problem-solving skills and competencies development.

Introduction to Problem Solving is included in a larger course on problem-solving and decision-making strategy as an introductory part, and here is presented as a stand-alone course for those interested in learning about the problem-solving topics.

The course contains more than 2 hours of video lectures, written lectures; and one final quiz. The lectures include examples and exercises, and your active participation will improve information retention and learning quality

So, if you are interested in improving your own problem-solving you will greatly benefit. This course will help improving your professional and personal aspects of your life, and you will have the opportunity to change your bad and unproductive behaviors with new and functional ones

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Who is the target audience?
  • If you want to develop or improve your problem-solving skills this course is for you
  • If you want to understand and change problem-solving behaviors, this course is for you
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 07:41

Introduce problem-solving, present main topics, define terminology used and provide an overview of the problem-solving section of this course.

Preview 06:34

Understand Udemy and course functionalities for a better learning experience.

Preview 01:07
Problem-Solving Concepts
3 Lectures 24:01

Learn an effective problem-solving model and details the approach to problem-solving

Preview 12:30

Presents the techniques and steps of effective problem-solving.

Problem-Solving Techniques

necessary – or even desirable – to rely on your intuition when making business and personal decisions.

Intuition isn't purely a random feeling or emotion. Instead it involves many factors, including your past experiences, your memories, conditioning you've learned, your innate pattern recognition, and your inherent knowledge.

On Intuition
The Problem-Solving Barriers
5 Lectures 43:59

Helps you recognize the effects of five types of mind traps.

Problem-Solving Mind Traps (I) - The List

Details the five types of mind traps and gives you the opportunity to practice.

Problem-Solving Mind Traps (II) - The Details

Presents the techniques for dealing with problem-solving mind traps.

Problem-Solving Mind Traps (III) - The Tools

Presenting process barriers in problem-solving.

Problem-Solving Process Traps

We all like to believe that we make decisions rationally and objectively. But the fact is, we all carry biases, and those biases influence the choices we make. Decision makers display, for example, a strong bias toward alternatives that perpetuate the status quo.

The Status-Quo Trap
The Problem-Solving Approach
2 Lectures 19:15

Introduces a framework for developing problem-solving competencies.

Problem-Solving Competencies

Intelligent problem-solving theory and practice.

Problem-Solving Skills
Introduction to Problem-Solving
2 Lectures 03:20

Understand problems and problem-solving, apply problem-solving techniques, avoid problem-solving mind traps.

Introduction to Problem-Solving
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About the Instructor
Sorin Dumitrascu
4.4 Average rating
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23,903 Students
38 Courses
Management trainer

Before Udemy, Sorin developed and delivered on management, project management, computer literacy, human resources, career development, soft skills for employees and even corrections incidents management.

Currently working as a prison service consultant, he is a certified trainer and project manager, holding a master degree in International Relations and Policy Making and a bachelor degree in Law and Public Administration.

Sorin coordinated during the last 10 years projects in the areas of rule of law, regional development and human resources.

He has more than 10 years of middle/senior managerial experience within the civil service (justice, corrections, internal affairs, training), private sector (project management, consultancy, training) and NGO (industrial relations, rural development).

Sorin is also a certified International Computer Driving License (ICDL) tester and trainer for the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, certified Human Resource Professional and a Public Manager (professional degree).