RedVector RV-10867

AEC Success: Effective Decision Making

AEC Success: Effective Decision Making

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10867

SME: Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP

Average Rating

4 16
Do you know that making too many decisions can wear you out? How do you make decisions? Do you have a process or do you typically go with your gut? This interactive online course provides you with tools and techniques that you can understand and easily apply to any decision you have to make – at work or at home.
Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what critical thinking and decision-making are and why they are important for engineers to develop as complementary skills.
  • Define and describe the challenges to critical thinking and decision-making that you’ll encounter.
  • Describe and apply techniques for critical thinking and decision-making as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Define decision fatigue is and choose tactics you can employ to reduce the negative effects it can have on you.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP
Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP Photo

Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP, is a senior civil engineer and program management practitioner, adjunct professor, author and podcaster.  His experience in infrastructure engineering, program delivery, facility management, leadership and international cooperation spans the globe with more than two decades in the military, civil service and the private sector and is shared routinely through his writings.

 

Over Knutson’s career, he’s developed core skills to effectively lead teams and organizations, negotiate on projects and programs, and achieve success on high-stake infrastructure projects for clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

 

Knutson is a U.S. Air Force civil engineer officer and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters, Business Administration from Colorado State University. You'll find his writings on LiquidPlanner.com Blog, The Engineering Career Coach and General Leadership websites. He is also the co-host of the popular Engineering Career Coach - cited by Forbes as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals – and the Civil Engineering podcast.  He currently lives near Cambridge, England.

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Course Reviews (16)
There is a spelling error on page 19/26, 3rd paragraph: "sing", should be "using"
By (Engineer) on Feb, 21, 2019
There is a spelling error on page 19/26, 3rd paragraph: "sing", should be "using"
the speaker did not speak loud enough and did not articulate his words well
By (Engineer) on Mar, 08, 2019
the speaker did not speak loud enough and did not articulate his words well
lots of information -- I had to review several episodes for clarity -
By on Aug, 27, 2019
lots of information -- I had to review several episodes for clarity -
good advice
By on Jan, 29, 2019
good advice. interesting course
Very good course
By on Mar, 13, 2019
Very good course.
- enjoyed the course and have a few good takeaways I will try to implement - would have given 5 but there was some editing issues (same issue several times
By on Jun, 11, 2019
- enjoyed the course and have a few good takeaways I will try to implement - would have given 5 but there was some editing issues (same issue several times...when cutting between shoots, voice would fade out while CK was still talking)
interesting, good presenter
By (Engineer) on Oct, 05, 2019
interesting, good presenter
Informative, interesting and very relevant
By (Engineer) on Oct, 10, 2019
Informative, interesting and very relevant
The course is way too long to retain information
By on Oct, 18, 2019
The course is way too long to retain information. It should be broken up into two, maybe even three, courses.
Insightful and a lot of pertinent information
By on Oct, 28, 2019
Insightful and a lot of pertinent information.
Too Many Techniques talked about
By on Feb, 06, 2019
Too Many Techniques talked about. This one has 8 steps, this one three and be aware of these 4 things. It was difficult to remember any of them. There were no visuals or case studies or examples of a particular technique to bring clarity.
Good theory but lack practical examples to demonstrate
By on May, 05, 2019
Good theory but lack practical examples to demonstrate. Perhaps videos demonstrating different scenarios can be used as points of discussion.
good course
By on Aug, 09, 2019
good course
Need re-enactments
By on Jul, 15, 2019
Need re-enactments
Takes longer than advertised
By (Engineer) on Feb, 18, 2019
Takes longer than advertised. Gave me decision fatigue when trying to decide what notes to take and which key points were relevant. Too much fluff.
Buffering was terrible
By (Engineer) on Feb, 24, 2019
Buffering was terrible.