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Effective Business Problem-Solving

Self-Directed Online Program


Online, asynchronous

Two women working on solving a problem

Time to complete: 8 hours, self-directed
Content includes: Lesson videos, activities, reflections and learning resources
This program is for professionals at all levels

In today’s world we are often solving problems that do not have a defined path forward. Whether you are leading or contributing to a project team, your ability to take an ambiguous problem, get to the essence of the problem being solved, use creativity to generate ideas, and build confidence in developing recommendations is critical. 

This program introduces frameworks and approaches effective business leaders use to manage project teams, get buy-in from stakeholders, and tackle problems of any size.

In this program you will:

  • Frame problems systematically to define key goals
  • Apply structured approaches to idea generation
  • Prioritize potential solutions 
  • Evaluate plans from multiple perspectives to optimize for success

About the instructor

Headshot of Deborah smiling outside

Deborah Resnick, MBA is Founder of the Effective Engine Group and a facilitator for Third Tactic and MBACASE. She draws from her past experiences as a top-rated McKinsey consultant, former Director of Professional Development for McKinsey’s Midwest offices, and current advisor to corporate clients on people/talent management related issues. 

The energy, unique insights, honest perspective, and highly actionable tips Deborah brings to her workshops reflect her extensive experience as an interviewer and intense passion for helping individuals through career transitions. 

Deborah earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Experience level
All levels
Program Contact

Group rates and discounted program bundles are available. Email Joel Gould at if you are interested in learning more or to request the syllabus.

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