Team Problem Solving and Decision Making

Team Problem Solving and Decision Making 

Instructor: Richard (Dick) Orth
Date: TBD
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Registration/coffee/light breakfast at 8:45 a.m., Lunch 12-1 p.m.)
Location: Room ES 2008, 2nd floor of the Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC), Binghamton University
85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY 13850
Credentials: A Team Problem Solving & Decision Making Digital Badge will be issued to students who pass the exam. Participation paper certificates will be issued to all participants.
Who can take this course: This course is open to all engineers, professionals and students.

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REGISTER HERE (registration not open)


The purpose of this course is to introduce you to a proven method for group problem-solving and decision-making. This method is applicable in any setting where groups need work together to make collective decisions or plans. This approach uses tools to help foster collaboration in decision-making and action-planning – among individuals, organizations or communities.


This method has many benefits:

  • Provides an environment to hear all voices and apply group wisdom
  • Recognizes and honors contributions of all
  • Pools individual contributions into larger more informative patterns
  • Fosters strategic thinking that leverages the group wisdom and creativity
  • Welcomes diversity while minimizing polarization and conflict
  • Promotes high levels of group ownership for the resulting plan


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create a safe environment for team members to openly contribute and make consensus-based decisions
  • Apply collaborative problem-solving and decision-making techniques
  • Select and apply appropriate tools when participating in a team problem-solving activity
  • Reach consensus and focus on areas of shared agreement rather than get stuck on areas of disagreement
  • Achieve greater effectiveness and synergy among problem-solving teams


Richard (Dick) Orth is a Transformational Facilitator, having over 39 years' experience with IBM as a change leader, facilitator, trainer, leadership coach and business analyst. Dick has a proven track record of helping organizations and individuals improve their capabilities in the areas of leadership development, cultural and process transformation. He has led dozens of organizational change efforts by enabling capabilities in collaborative problem-solving, team-based decision-making, conflict resolution, constructive communications and process facilitation.


$295 Standard Rate (Industry)
$195 BU faculty/staff/alumni and SUNY faculty/staff/students
$95 Binghamton University Students


Registration by February 5, 2019.
Confirmation and course information will be emailed to registrants. Include your email address on your registration form. If you have not received confirmation seven days before the start of the program or have a question about the registration process call the Office of Industrial Outreach at 607-777-6241.


Credit Card: A payment link for a secure transaction will be sent to you prior to the course start. We accept payment via PayPal as well as VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Your purchase will appear on your credit card statement with the following notation: *PAYPAL RFBU WATSON. Payments must be made before a certain date.

Check: Please email if you wish to pay by check. Please make checks payable to: Research Foundation Award # 77136 and make sure to write "Team Problem Solving/EM1902" in the subject line. Mail check with the printable registration form to:

Astrid Stromhaug
Binghamton University
Watson Industrial Outreach
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach at:
Phone: 607-777-6241


All cancellations must be received in writing by noon on February 5, 2019, at 5 pm to receive a refund. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after 5 pm on that date.

Substitutions may be made any time before a certain date by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.

If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.