Decision Making


Course Description

A solid decision-making process is key to well-written decisions. This 14-hour course is designed for individuals who are administrative decision-makers, but it is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make consistent, rational, defendable and fact-based decisions. Participants work with a model for decision-making to gain confidence in its use. The course covers key elements of solid decision making: identifying and framing the issues, interpreting the legislation, identifying and applying the relevant legal tests, sorting and weighing the evidence, and applying the relevant facts to the legislation. The purpose of the course is to provide a logical framework for decision making, describe the decision-making model, provide opportunities to practice with a decision-making mode and with a variety of exercises and different tools, and build competencies in defensible decision making. The course includes large and small group discussions and exercises, along with scenarios applicable to a variety of decision-makers.

Livestream Course Dates

  • February 23, 24, 28, & March 1, 2022 (8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT)

  • May 9, 10, 12, & 13, 2022 (8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT)

  • September 22, 23, 26, & 27, 2022 (8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT)

  • December 8, 9, 12, & 13, 2022 (8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT)

  • Available via self-paced elearning also


Learning Objectives:

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • make logical, legislation and evidence-based decisions that you are able to clearly and concisely explain to others;

  • orally express reasons for the decision that is transparent, intelligible and justified;

  • focus your preparation for and conduct in inquiries/investigations/hearings to the evidence and argument relevant to the legislation;

  • shorten your decision making and decision writing time by consistently using a decision-making model

Recommended prior FOAJ Training:  Principles of Administrative Justice & Evidence

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Livestream: $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members

Elearning: $1,320.00

To Be Decided
Foundation of Administrative Justice
Paid Training
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