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

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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 (25)
So good I'll take it again soon!
By on Nov, 12, 2020
So good I'll take it again soon!
Great
By on Sep, 01, 2021
Great
Great detailed analysis and explanation of how we humans think, behave and react
By on May, 25, 2021
Great detailed analysis and explanation of how we humans think, behave and react.
Great information, well presented
By on Mar, 12, 2021
Great information, well presented.
Very Informative and useful
By on Jan, 29, 2021
Very Informative and useful.
I learned so much
By (Landscape Architect) on Dec, 26, 2020
I learned so much. I wish that I had known about this years ago. I was looking for a few courses of which I knew nothing about. I am glad to have stumbled upon this one and will look for more classes by this author in the future.
Excellent
By (Engineer) on Sep, 27, 2021
Excellent. Thoughts explained very well.
Great course
By on Nov, 19, 2020
Great course
I enjoyed the course and the various techniques will be very helpful in my career
By (Engineer) on Feb, 15, 2021
I enjoyed the course and the various techniques will be very helpful in my career. However, the chime between each segment got very irritating very quickly.
Good
By on Feb, 16, 2021
Good
May be a little to much to comprehend but a good course overall
By on Nov, 16, 2020
May be a little to much to comprehend but a good course overall.
There could be more examples to aid in understanding
By on Dec, 03, 2020
There could be more examples to aid in understanding.
quite good
By (Engineer) on Sep, 21, 2021
quite good
thanks
By on Aug, 09, 2021
thanks
Enjoyed it!
By (Engineer) on Dec, 08, 2020
Enjoyed it!
thanks
By on Aug, 09, 2021
thanks
I should have taken notes
By on Aug, 03, 2021
I should have taken notes
Content was good, but the exam questions were too specific
By on Aug, 31, 2021
Content was good, but the exam questions were too specific. Recommend printing the exam prior to beginning the course or revise exam difficulty.
Could use more real-world examples and limit theory discussion to text-based exercises instead of watching video after video of the same drab presenter
By on Apr, 16, 2021
Could use more real-world examples and limit theory discussion to text-based exercises instead of watching video after video of the same drab presenter.
Confusing terminology
By on May, 23, 2021
Confusing terminology. But good course.
it was ok
By (Engineer) on Feb, 22, 2021
it was ok
questions on the exam are worded strangely
By (Engineer) on Jul, 28, 2021
questions on the exam are worded strangely
Confusing
By on Mar, 02, 2021
Confusing
A lot of words and few examples
By (Engineer) on Jul, 05, 2021
A lot of words and few examples.
Can't get the lesson to play
By on Aug, 29, 2021
Can't get the lesson to play