Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsCOLIN HIGGINS: If you're not a problem solver, you're a problem. Or at least that's how a lot of employers think about the people they employ these days. Your ability to solve problems can set you apart. But is problem solving rocket science? Is it hard? How can we be better at?
Skip to 0 minutes and 29 secondsHello, I'm Associate Professor Colin Higgins from the School of Management and Director of the MBA programme at Deakin University. Problem solving isn't rocket science. It's a skill that can be learned and practised. You can learn to identify problems, although, it's not always as easy as it sounds. And you can learn the frameworks that help you to break a problem down and ensure you're addressing the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Good problem solvers turn challenges into opportunities. And they also get the jobs that are most rewarding and fulfilling. Deakin University is a leader in work-integrated learning and provides internationally recognised credentials in workplace capabilities.
Skip to 1 minute and 13 secondsBy taking this course, you will learn how to identify, improve, and evidence your problem solving skills by hearing from industry leaders about what skills they're looking for and why; learning more about problem solving from Deakin academic and professional staff; benchmarking your problem solving capabilities against international qualifications and frameworks; and Deakin professional practise criteria. You'll also find out how to apply for an internationally recognised university level credential in problem solving. So whether you're a professional looking to advance your career, rejoin the work force, or change completely-- this short course will give you insights, practical strategies, and pathways to demonstrate your problem solving skills to the world. Enrol now so we can start exploring the rewards of great problem solving together.