Making Effective Decisions

Level: Intermediate

Category: Leading your organisation

This course shows you can improve your decision-making in and out of the workplace. We will look at why the discussions you have and the decisions you make really matter – and how to ensure they’re followed through in the context of other factors which might get in the way.

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Wednesday May 19th, 2021 10:00am-1pm

What is this course about?         

We all make decisions, but often we can find them questioned, revisited, or not acted upon, either by ourselves or others. Sometimes issues seem to go round in circles and a decision never gets made.

If decision-making is an issue in your organisation or your professional life, this is the course for you.

We will help you evaluate your use of time in meetings and identify how to make effective decisions that stick.

What will you learn?

  • Pinpoint the qualities of an effective decision.
  • Explain why some decisions can be ineffective.
  • Identify four ways to improve the decision-making process and the potential barriers that might get in the way of implementation.
  • Plan to use ideas from this session in your next meeting.

Why is this relevant or important now?               

We live in an age where information is available at the touch of a button, and we can gather people’s opinions quicker than ever before.

However, this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to choose: the media has even highlighted the ‘indecision epidemic’ and the danger of ‘choice paralysis’, but you can’t always put off decision-making indefinitely.

Instead, learn how to prioritise between choices that can and can’t wait, separate the crucial from confusing factors and clarify how to ensure decisions lead to progress not further prevarication.

Who is the course for?

Trustees and staff who want to work on decision-making skills.


Around 40% off for Voscur Full Members on our half day courses; 20% off for Voscur Affiliates. Become a member today.
Full members: £55
Affiliates: £77
Non-members: £94

What else do they need to know?

To take part, you will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You won't need any other software. You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training prior to the course.

Voscur is running all our training online due to the ongoing public health situation with coronavirus (or COVID-19). This decision was taken in line with local and national health advice, and to safeguard the health of our attendees and staff. We are aware that many VCSE organisations in the city are focusing their efforts on providing and changing their services to respond to communities. For more information about coronavirus, see

If you cancel your place on a paid for training course you will need to give at least 2 weeks' notice in which case a full refund/credit note will be issued. Less than 2 weeks' notice will result in the full cost of the course being invoiced (not being refunded/credited), unless you can give the place to somebody else.  If the place is transferred to someone else there may be an adjustment on payment/fee depending on their/their organisations membership status.

If you have been offered a free place, or the training you have booked is a free session: if you do not cancel giving at least 2 weeks' notice and you fail to attend (and are unable to send someone in your place) an admin fee of £25 will be charged, we will invoice you/your organisation.


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