Situational Decision-Making Introductory Programme
Become a better decision-maker. Learn how to identify the best solutions based upon your specific situation or context.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
This course is one of our eight Core Behaviours Introductory Programmes, which aim to provide you with the defining behaviours of our profession.
Situational decision-making is about making effective and pragmatic decisions or choices and considering the specific situation or context, thereby avoiding a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. This course will help you to identify different options, along with the benefits and risks associated with them, and their alignment to professional principles and values.
Through cutting-edge learning content, you will explore the four aspects of situational decision-making. You’ll discover the parts played by evidence and context in our decision-making and how to balance opportunity and risk with every option.
Given the ever-changing nature of work, any decisions made will need to remain flexible enough to adapt to new insight, circumstances or changes, and you should be diligent about evaluating their impact in order to inform future practice. You will develop the knowledge to analyse whether decisions are resulting in the desired outcomes, and how this informs future decision-making. This will support you to adapt to changing circumstances, enabling you to provide a quick and effective response.
Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to take part in reflective activities to help embed your learning into your day-to-day practice. You can also access a community of peers where you can share knowledge and experience with others, whilst developing connections.
All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.
The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.
Members, this course is included as part of your membership. Please access your free learning here.
Is this course right for me?
This course is relevant and challenging for all people practitioners, at whatever stage of their career journey. You’ll be an HR, L&D or OD practitioner looking to develop the behaviours required for effective situational decision-making within your context.
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|Access to this course for 12 months|
|Access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 24 months|
|All Essential Insight courses – existing and as new courses are added|
|Our eight Core Behaviours Introductory Programmes|
|15% discount on all courses|
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I want to put my team on this course
We have identified the eight defining behaviours for our profession. Passion for learning is one of these key attributes that we think every people professional should have to be effective in their role and achieve positive outcomes for your organisation.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- make well-judged decisions by considering all available evidence in the context of the specific situation
- consider different options and make decisions by balancing opportunity, risk and alignment to professional values
- demonstrate commitment to evaluating the outcome and impact of your decisions to inform your future approach
- adapt your decisions and practices to take account of changes to the business environment.
This course has five lessons, which you can access flexibly. Available fully online, you can work through the lessons at your own pace and in whatever order you choose.
This programme includes the following lessons:
- Getting started with situational decision-making
- Assessing the situation
- Comparing options
- Evaluating outcomes
- Responding to changing circumstances
Each lesson is 30-45 minutes long and includes individual reflective and community activities to support the embedding of your learning into practice.
You will be able to access the course for 12 months from purchase and the CIPD Learning Hub will remain accessible to you for 24 months.