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Facilitating Groups with Decision Explorer Connect

  Ref. 500  
  Mark Westcombe
  28 March 2018, Birmingham
  £515 + VAT Members
  £565 + VAT Non-members
  Hands-on course


   Foundation NA

Cognitive Mapping can be applied as a facilitation tool for group decision making using the Decision Explorer software. The software can be used with a single PC to display and interact with a group map, which forms the basis of the facilitation approach. This map can be built through merging individual cognitive maps from interviews using the Decision Explorer software. The group map can also be built from scratch using a network of laptops and the Decision Explore Connect facilitation software.

This course is a practical introduction to using both these complementary approaches to problem structuring and decision making as well as using the two softwares. It complements and can be combined with ‘Facilitating Groups with Cognitive Mapping’. Delegates who have completed ‘Using Cognitive Mapping’ may use this as a second day to form a two-day course.

You’ll gain practical skills of building maps with Cognitive Mapping, Decision Explorer and Decision Explorer Connect software skills, process skills of applying SODA and Cognitive Mapping to groups, facilitation tools and skills appropriate to SODA, Decision Explorer and DE Connect and trivialities and practicalities of Using Decision Explorer and DE Connect live with participants.

  • An introduction and demystification of how to use SSM techniques and processes
  • Practice in the skills of applying SSM to projects
  • An appreciation of alternative perspectives in order to determine feasible and desirable action
  • The skills to ensure you agree the right deliverables and achieve the desired outcomes
  • Knowledge of how to support the process of decision making

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321