Analysis, Decision Making & Judgement

Relevant Programmes


ADKAR in Action

Participant Group: Staff who have completed the Introduction to Change Management workshop or are currently working as project managers.

Date: Semester 1, 2020

Duration: 2 hours

Facilitator: Michelle Nelson, Office of the Deputy President & Registrar

This programme is targeted at staff members who have completed the Introduction to Change Management workshop or are currently working as project managers. Each attendee will be asked to focus on a practical change project (no matter how small!) they are currently implementing and that they are willing to discuss with the group. The workshop will be highly interactive and aims to enable staff to learn from one another’s experience of managing change in UCC. 

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Apply theProsciADKAR® Model to facilitate change within a project they are current managing 
  • Present their change using a ‘Project on a Page’
  • Utilise a stakeholder management framework for bringing others through change 

Participants on this workshop will also be able to avail of a follow-on one-to-one coaching session to help to discuss any potential barriers to change and develop a plan to mitigate resistance with the project. 


An Introduction to Change Management for Line Managers

Participant Group: Line Managers

Duration: 2 hours

Date: Semester 1 2020

Facilitator: Michelle Nelson, Office of the Deputy President and Registrar 

This change management workshop aims to help managers proactively lead colleagues through change and is of particular relevance as we face into an uncertain semester one. In this interactive online session, you will learn how to define and accept your role in change and gain practical frameworks for becoming an effective change leader within UCC. 

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to 

  • Define roles and responsibilities in change projects they are involved in
  • Apply theProsciADKAR® Model of Individual Change to a personal situation 
  • Utilise a framework for communicating change 


Critical Thinking for Effective Decisions

Participant Group: UCC Staff with managerial apsirations & with current decision making responsibilities 

Date: Semester 1, 2020

Duration:  TBC

Venue: Remotely

Facilitator:  Valerie PierceClear Thinking In Action



Successful Decision Makers

  • Understand the real issues facing themselves and others
  • Retain clear focus on the task they want to achieve
  • Communicate ideas in a way that makes sense to others

 Decision making involves 3 essential skills:

  • Ability to solve problems
  • Make decisions
  • Influence others to carry out action

This workshop will:

  • Increase your areas of influence
  • Give credence to your decisions
  • Enhance your confidence 

On completion, you will know how to:

  • Understand the difference between making, delivering and implementing a decision
  • Be clear about the outcome you want to achieve
  • Remain ‘Passionate’, not ‘Emotional’
  • Argue clearly & to the point
  • Achieve staff & stakeholder commitment 


Well-paced training; lots of new ideas & approaches. I love the way it encouraged creative solutions to problem solving!

The team exercises were excellent & really opened my mind to different perspectives.


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