Problem Solving and Decision Making

Date:
Apr 03 - 06, 2018
Application Deadline:
Mar 23, 2018
Venue:
LUMS, Lahore

High-quality decisions are essential for strong business performance, but only a few people get the training they need to make good decisions consistently, with clarity and confidence.

This intensive 4-day program provides the skills and techniques for making high-quality decisions and solving problems effectively.  Participants will build competences by learning how to work on the right problem, develop and structure objectives, understand the consequences, and make appropriate tradeoffs using several problem solving and decision making tools.

 


The program emphasizes on experiential learning using case studies and role plays as well as provides opportunity to apply the concepts to one’s own business.

During the program, the participants will develop an understanding of; 

  • Introduction to rational decision making
  • Decision trees
  • Deterministic decision making
  • Probabilistic decision making
  • Problem-solving tools
  • Team based decision making
  • Other approaches to decision making and problem solving
 

 

The program is aimed at middle level managers with responsibilities for decision making and problem solving.

 

 

Program Director
MUHAMMAD SHAKEEL SADIQ JAJJA
Assistant Professor
PhD, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Research Interests:
Supply Chain Management; Technology and Innovation in Supply Chain Relationships; Social and Environmental Compliance in Supply Chain Relationships; Operations Management
Co-Program Director
JAMSHED HASAN KHAN
Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
Research Interests:
Productivity; Quality Management; Supply Chain Management; Six Sigma; Project Management; Developing Customer Centric Culture
"The program stimulates learning and instills a very structured approach towards decision making. I have found this program to be very useful for both professional and personal growth in the long haul"
 
Ahmed Ali - Monsanto Pakistan


“The program offers the right approach to the day to day challenging business decisions with the help of this top-of-the-line  
faculty and an exceptional teaching methodology“
 
Shahjahan Hashmani - Engro Eximp

 

 
Program Fee PKR 100,000
Residential Fee PKR 45,000

* Program fee includes tuition cost, reading material, tea and lunch served during the program. 

ACCOMMODATION
If you wish to avail accommodation at LUMS, there will be additional fee. It includes accommodation, breakfasts and dinners for the duration of the program. However, any extra charges such as telephones, extra meals etc should be paid on departure. You may check-in on the evening preceding the start date of the program and check out the morning after the program ends. You are, however, requested to inform us of the time of your arrival and departure.

We offer single bed accommodation at the Rausing Executive Centre. Each bedroom with attached bathroom is equipped with mini-fridge, writing desk and direct dial STD/ISD telephone and cable TV. All bedrooms at REC are internet-ready. Please note we do not provide accommodation for drivers accompanying participants.

ADMISSION PROCESS
Applications will be screened with regard to their suitability for each program. Kindly ensure that your complete online application form reaches the office by the deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.

PAYMENT
Payment is due upon receipt of the acceptance letter along with the invoice. Please ensure that the payment reaches the office BEFORE the start of the program. Space in the program may only be ensured after we receive the fee.

Our preferred mode of payment is by cheque/banker’s draft payable to Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Please send the cheque to:
Marketing Manager
Rausing Executive Development Centre
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Opposite Sector "U", DHA, Lahore - 54792
Tel: +92-42-35608119-8243

* LUMS is a non-profit organization under section 2(36) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. Accordingly, under section 100C (2) (d), the income of LUMS is not tax deductible/collectable.

DISCOUNT POLICY
If more than two executives from the same organisation participate (up to a group size of 5 participants) in a program, each additional participant after the first two gets a 20% discount on the program fee.

SUBSTITUTES/TRANSFERS AND REFUNDS
If you are unable to attend a registered course we will accept a substitute until two working days before the program. Substitute candidates will be subject to the same selection process as the original candidate. If you wish to cancel your name from a program, please notify in writing at least five working days before the program. Course fee will be refunded after deducting an application-processing fee of PKR 20,000/-. There will be no refund for cancellation received after the withdrawal date or in case of no-show.

It is possible to transfer to another program within 2 years. The deposited fee will be carried forward after deducting the application-processing fee of PKR 20,000. Please note that only one transfer is permitted. After 2 years the deposited fee will be forfeited. Transfers should be notified at least five working days before the program.

All notifications of cancellations, substitutes and transfers must be confirmed in writing.

Note: REDC may cancel or postpone a program due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, University will refund registration fee and is not responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airlines and travel agencies. In case of postponement, the fee may be transferred to the rescheduled offering of that program or any other program as an alternate to refund. The University reserves the right to make changes in its program policies and fees at any time.