Can groups really solve problems? It has been said that two heads are better than one. If that be the case, why not add four or five more? We all know the reason why not. The reason is that more than two heads becomes a committee. The definition of a committee is the unable, elected by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary. I have even been told that a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee. How then can we best make use of our staff to solve the problems facing our organization? The problem in most committees is not that they do not have the intellect necessary to solve the problem, but rather they do not have the organizational tools needed such as creative thinking, team building skills, and ways in which to break old habits that cause friction. This course provides guidelines to the participants for making successful group decisions. It emphasizes team play and the important contribution of each individual to the ultimate solution. Committees can be valuable and productive if the process is controlled. "Group Problem Solving Techniques" is a program that will help you to control and direct the creativity of your staff.

Personnel of all levels.

Upon completing this course, the participants will have increased their ability to:

  • Think creatively
  • Apply the concepts of brain storming
  • Define a problem
  • Break old habits
  • Develop multiple solutions
  • Work within a group to solve problems
  • Apply leadership principles
Topics will be presented by short talks, group discussions, practical workshops, and selected films (as applicable).


  • We've Never Done It Before - Let's Try It
  • Team Creativity
  • Quality Circles in America
  • Brain Storming Techniques
  • Assessing Results
  • Selecting and Presenting Answers
  • Creativity in the group
  • Mind mapping

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