Seven Problem Solving Strategies

We all Solve Problems on a daily basis – in fact, if it wasn’t for problems to solve – most of us wouldn’t have jobs. But how good are we at solving problems? Based upon my experience, most of us tend to jump into a problem with both feet and seldom do much thinking or analysis before we start wrestling a problem to the ground.

In this session we’ll look at some very simple, yet powerful ways, to approach a problem. We’ll try and provide a few ways to sneak up on a solution, rather than charging at it. In short? How to think differently once you discover the old ways aren’t working!

This short presentation (60 min) is a special event sponsored by IRMAC — Peter de Jager ( is our speaker for this event.


Peter de Jager is a keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to the issue of managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from Problem Solving, Creativity and Change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security and business. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.

He is best known to IT audiences for his efforts to create responsible awareness of the Y2K issue – for which he received several awards from IT associations and Government Agencies. In addition to presentations and seminars on the topics above, he’s written several regular columns. These have included; Association Trends, CIPS across Canada, Enterprise, Globe & Mail online and Municipal World. He’s spoken in 37 (and counting) countries and is recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker. His audiences have included the World Economic Forum, The World Bank and The Bank for International Settlements.

His presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively – provocative. He forces the audience, by demonstrating conflicts between their stated beliefs and behaviours, to think differently about what they thought they knew. You can read much of his work in the publications section of or contact him at



Dec 16 2009


8:30 am - 11:30 am


Your own desk.

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