Practical Problem Solving Method: 8-Step Workshop

Aerospace & Defense

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Practical Problem Solving Method: 8-Step Workshop

Course Description

This course is valuable to personnel at any level within your organization. The workshop consists of a combination of lecture material, discussion, and breakout sessions to replicate actual problem solving. Classroom content utilizes a customized case that is woven throughout the course lectures. Class participants will present their findings from their problem solving breakout session efforts, derived from the progressive case-study format.

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to utilize the Practical Problem Solving Method: 8-Step Problem Solving in conjunction with strategic planning tools to solve problems
  • Utilize a structured critical thinking model to address problems
  • Attain lasting results by using sustainment tools
  • Gain in-depth knowledge to identify and resolve root causes instead of simply attacking symptoms of the larger problem
  • Focus resources on the most critical areas
  • Discover how to create a culture of logical problem solving within the organization

Duration & Dates

June 13 - 14, 2024
August 1 - 2, 2024 (Phase III)
Aug. 29 - Aug 30, 2024
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James Cody, Director
Phone: 865-456-8882


This course is offered as a custom course on the UT campus or at your preferred location.


James R Cody

James Cody is a retired Air Force Colonel with 25 years of military experience. He currently serves as the Director of the Aerospace and Defense Executive Program for Graduate and... Full Bio


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