Defining A Problem

Defining A Problem

99.00

Set the stage for new solutions by clearly identifying and breaking open a problem.

We all know what it feels like to be confronted by a problem that doesn't seem solvable. This workshop will help you learn how to open a problem and find possible solutions. A closed problem is like a yes or no question—even if you don't have the answer right now, you know a solution exists and you can recognise it when you see it. Turning a closed problem into an open problem is one of the most powerful creative skills you can develop. This Tactical Learning workshop will give you the tools to define and open a problem in a way that sets you up for solutions. 

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Register for Nov 18, 2016 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Defining & Opening a Problem is part of our Tactical Learning series of hands-on experiential workshops.

Overlap helps make things matter. Using our unique approach to learning, you gain practical tools and techniques that you can use immediately when you get back to work. Bring your lunch and learn something new.


Defining & Opening a Problem

Set the stage for new solutions by clearly identifying and breaking open a problem.

We all know what it feels like to be confronted by a problem that doesn't seem solvable. This workshop will help you learn how to open a problem and find possible solutions. A closed problem is like a yes or no question—even if you don't have the answer right now, you know a solution exists and you can recognise it when you see it. Turning a closed problem into an open problem is one of the most powerful creative skills you can develop. This Tactical Learning workshop will give you the tools to define and open a problem in a way that sets you up for solutions. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Tactical Learning workshop you will know how to:

  • Describe a problem productively 
  • Articulate why a problem needs solving
  • Generate a number of new ideas for addressing a problem
  • Navigate the beginning of a complex problem, break it down into pieces and feel progress in your discussions
  • Identify new areas of focus in a tough problem
  • Effectively use stakeholder and colleague time
  • Use visual techniques to promote better understanding and create clarity
  • Facilitate a group discussion using the tools

Who

Anyone who wants to learn new ways to approach tough problems, expand your tactical toolbox, and grow your professional network.

What

A hands-on practical learning experience with tools and worksheets, as well as facilitation notes and guides for individual and group work. You will work with fellow participants to learn together using practical tools and techniques that you can bring back to work the very same day.

Why

  • Learn from the leading design thinking company in Canada
  • Experience Overlap's unique approach to practical learning
  • Experiment with tools and techniques in a safe space
  • Collaborate in experiential learning with diverse participants and expand your network
  • Understand how these tools are applied to real problems across Canada

How

Learn about, apply and collaborate in teams with the guidance of an Overlap facilitator.


The complete list of Tactical Learning workshops includes:

  • Navigating Complex Problems
  • Defining & Opening a Problem—How to Start
  • Engagement—Run Better Community Meetings
  • Engagement—Ask Better Questions
  • Designing Alignment—Vision & Goal Setting
  • How to Get and Use Actionable Feedback
  • What is Design Thinking?

Exceptional experience. Developed fantastic relationships. Learnings were instantly useful the next day. Want to keep learning and practicing!
— Carol T., One-day Design Thinking Workshop participant

 

Contact

Beth Borody

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Beth Borody. 

Email: beth@overlapassociates.com
Phone: 226 317 0305 x 275