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Bruce Honig is the founder of Honig Idea Guides. Bruce brings over 27 years in the field of Education, Training, Facilitation and Organizational Development to his clients. Bruce is an expert in solving problems. He has written the book Aha!: The Workbook in Solving Problems in 1985

Bruce has a B.A. in Educational Philosophy and a M.A. in Educational Psychology and Curriculum Design.

Bruce Spent many years training many industries problem solving skills. He was also a Kepner-Tregoe Master instructor.

Bruce's unique understanding of the creative process led him to invent a nationally marketed board game, CREATE™: The Game that Challenges and Expands your Creativity, as well as many other games such as Just Imagine™, Sproin-n-g™ and Choices™. He also produced, wrote and directed Brainstormers™ a for television game show.

He edited and wrote The CreativeMind, a newsletter devoted to supporting innovation in business, and wrote many journal articles on the creative act.

He is also the principal author of Creative Collaboration: Simple Tools for Inspired Team Work published by Crisp Publications Bruce was a board member of American Society for Training And Development and a member of the International Association of Facilitators.

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Problem Solving & Decision Making

On-site Training

Finding the Solution

Problem Solving & Decision Making
for Groups & Individuals

A problem well defined is a problem half-solved.
John Dewey

Learn the tools and processes to find the right problem and solution to most any problem or situation.

Finding the Solution is a highly interactive and memorable training workshop. The participants will learn specific tools for solving problems by doing...by solving problems. They will learn how to find solutions using 4 steps:

Focusing - Define, prioritize, focus and analyze problems.
Idea Generating - Generating ideas
Decision Making - Making the best possible decision
Implementing -
Ensure that solutions are implemented

They will learn the techniques that go with each step such as "gap analysis," "random stimulation," and "decision making analysis". They will develop awareness and understanding of the need to use a problem solving process.

The focus of this training may be on group or individual problem solving and decision making or a mixture of both.


One to three days. The two-day or three-day workshop has more application and is recommended.


Participants will be able to...

Focus on the "true" problem
Establish accurate goals for problem solving
Prioritize problems and decide which problems should get attention

Generate ideas quickly
Find viable solutions

Evaluate alternative courses of action
Select the right solution

In a group or individually.


Why a problem solving process?
What is a problem?
Finding the right problem
Generating solutions
Selecting the right solution
Applying the Creative Problem Solving Process

Tailored to your needs

This workshop may be tailored to fit your particular needs.


The workshop workbook is filled with tools that are recipes for solving most any problem. We treat this book like most any recipe book when creating a meal.  In using a recipe book you pick and choose whichever recipes would suit your needs.  Much in the same way, pick and choose the “recipes” in this book that are appropriate for the problem. The participants will learn which "recipes" to select under different circumstances.

These recipes are for "rational" problems (a problem as a result of a change) as well as for creative problems (a new situation or opportunity).

It is divided up into five sections:

  • The Stages and Tasks of Problem Solving
  • Targeting
  • Idea Generating
  • Decision Making
  • Implementing

Finding the Solution Cards

Each problem solving tool taught in the workshop can be summarized intoFinding the Solution Cards one essential question. The focusing and idea generating questions are on the beautiful Finding the Solution Cards. Each participant will receive a set of these cards to ensure that these tools are used in the workplace.



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