XYZ Unlock the Power of Effective Strategies: Learn to Solve Real Problems with Impactful Solutions.

In this course, you discover how to identify and solve real problems with research-based strategies that make a real impact. You will learn to analyze the root causes of problems and apply effective solutions that really work. Whether you're dealing with change management, bullying, or any other challenge, you will acquire the tools to create solutions that make a difference. Join us to become a master problem solver and a change agent that can truly make a positive impact in your organization and your community."

Program Description:
Are you tired of implementing strategies that fail to solve your real problems? Are you struggling to identify the root cause of the issues you face? Look no further! This online course is designed to equip you with the necessary tools to create reality-based strategies that actually work.

Join us to learn how to answer the three most important questions for any strategy: What is your real problem? What is really causing it? And what will really work to really solve it?

By the end of this course, you'll be able to approach strategic planning with confidence, knowing that you have a strong foundation for success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your strategic planning skills to the next level!

Benefits of Taking This Course:

  1. Learn how to develop effective strategies: By taking this course, you'll gain valuable insights into what makes a strategy effective and how to develop one that will work for your unique situation.
  2. Increase your chances of success: By ensuring that your strategy is reality-based, you'll be setting yourself up for success. This course will help you identify your real problem, root causes, real impact, and resources required to create an effective strategy.
  3. Save time and resources: Developing a strategy that doesn't work can waste valuable time and resources. By taking this course, you'll learn how to develop a strategy that is based on reality and has the highest chance of success, saving you time and resources in the long run.
  4. Gain valuable skills and knowledge: By learning how to develop reality-based strategies, you'll be gaining valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of situations, both personal and professional.

Topics Discussed:

  • 1 simple technique to ensure you focus your real problem and not a proxy problem
  • 6 critical thinking skills necessary to ensure your strategy is reality based
  • How to evaluate your alternatives scientifically

Course Key Concepts: Humanistic Management, Strategic Planning, Effective strategies, Reality-based planning, Problem-solving, Business skills, Impact, Resources, Change management, Success.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and understand how to develop, influence, and execute strategies for managing organizational change.
  • Discover and be able to participate in strategic decision-making and due diligence activities.
  • Recognize the knowledge of strategic planning process, design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Explore and understand how to do a cost benefit analysis.
Last updated/reviewed: August 7, 2023
10 Reviews (35 ratings)


Anonymous Author
On demand course provides the flexibilities whenever I have time to take courses and earn PD credits. It could be paused at anytime and come back to pick up from the point where it was paused before.

Member's Profile
It would be nice if there was a few more visual illustrations through-out the course. It would be great if there was a second part to this course.

Anonymous Author
Great summary of how to tackle a problem in business and in life. Loved the climate change example and stopping bullying examples.

Anonymous Author
No voice in the lecture. I would advise that , there should be adequate voice during the lecture ...thank you

Anonymous Author
Very Interesting course and would like to learn more about some of the topics the instructor mentioned

Anonymous Author
I like the trick to think of at least 3 options or choices in deciding on solutions to a problem.

Anonymous Author
Good quick CPE regarding Reality Based Decision Making for Effective Strategy Development

Anonymous Author
Reality Based Decision Making is required Critical Thinking Skills

Anonymous Author
Presenter was very knowledgeable and course content was thorough.

Anonymous Author
very interesting and informative class. I enjoyed it.

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Reality Based Decision Making for Effective Strategy Development3:06
  Strategy Planning6:17
  6 Necessary Critical Thinking Skills9:06
  Proxy Problems and How to Avoid8:02
  Root Cause and Real Problems8:46
  Real Solutions to Real Problems6:37
  Reality Based Decision Making for Effective Strategy Development51:50
  Slides: Reality Based Decision Making for Effective Strategy DevelopmentPDF
  Reality Based Decision Making for Effective Strategy Development Glossary/IndexPDF