Workshop: Decision Tools

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Workshop: Decision Tools

As a helping professional, you are routinely supporting and guiding people through very difficult decisions. However, most likely your professional training did not include any explicit skill-building on how to use decision support tools with clients.
Workshop: Decision Tools
In this intensive small-group workshop, you’ll learn hands-on tools that were developed to improve and support decision making. The techniques have been shown to help us think more systematically and at the same time more creatively than usual.

This workshop is targeted specifically to people in helping professions, in particular coaches, counselors, therapists, social workers, lawyers, or other legal or mental health professionals. The Oregon State Bar and the Board of Licensed Social Workers have approved the workshop for 4 CEU credits.

The full-day format of the workshop includes a lunch break (bring your own brown-bag lunch) as an intentional opportunity to build relationships with other professionals in Portland.

Take-Home Toolkit

What you get to take home from this workshop:

  • Decision tools to clarify goals and values, such as the construction of a value tree.
  • Creativity techniques that allow a focused search for new winner alternatives, based on a set of specific goals and values.
  • A reusable flexible template of a decision matrix to evaluate options and to test the robustness of a decision in the face of uncertainty.
  • A method of combining decision trees and tables for problems that in involve major risks and uncertainties.

Yeon Building, Conference Room 7th Floor
522 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204


CEU Credits:
4 CEU credits, approved by the Oregon State Bar and the Board of Licensed Social Workers.