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Problem solving training

Deadlines, Decisions, Dilemmas is a problem solving and decision-making workshop.

It’s for business professionals who are bored by conventional training and want to try something different, something fun, something that gets measurable results … by lunchtime.

My clients range from senior managers at EasyJet to new recruits at American Express and smaller businesses who want their team to enjoy their Awayday.  They’ve learnt the art of agile judgement and decision-making – and they’ve discovered how to work faster and get more stuff done.

Decision-making training workshop, set in a TV newsroom

The workshop is based on a real-life TV newsroom experience and led by a BBC news reporter with years of experience on lunchtime news bulletins.  It can be delivered online, or face-to-face.

Journalists don’t do PowerPoint.  Or flow charts.

Instead, you and your teams will experience the buzz of a newsroom.  They’ll face the challenges posed by a lunchtime news deadline and make fast, real-time decisions while keeping their newsroom teams informed and onside.

Here are a few examples of what they’ll come away with:

  • Pivoting skills, as news priorities change minute by minute.
  • Clarity and focus under pressure, as headlines are written to short deadlines.
  • Leadership and management.  In the tough world of breaking news, when do we hold our own, and when do we give way?
  • Agile judgement and decision-making skills as that lunchtime deadline gets closer by the second.

Your team will leave the course re-energised, with the confident ability to distil key information, make decisions and become more productive.

Get in touch for a chat about what you need.  Contact me on 07850 188620 or 01273 606246 and if you prefer to write…

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A bit about me

Deadlines, Decisions, Dilemmas is led by me, John Young. I’m a TV journalist and newsreader with more than 30 years’ experience in the fast-moving world of BBC newsrooms.  I only left in October 2020, so my material and takeaways are bang up to date.

My training techniques were honed at the BBC Academy, the flagship HQ of BBC training where I took a year out of busy newsroom to run courses on journalism, editorial values and production.  The courses I now offer aren’t a BBC product, but they are based on my training and journalism at the corporation.

About the workshop

The length of the course is up to you.  It could be a half day or full day workshop, or you may want the quick-hit buzz of a 60-minute session.

Between 15 and 25 people works well, but I can easily adapt the workshop according to your requirements.

I can come to you, or suggest venues if your teams would like time away from the office.

Let’s have a chat to find out what you need – 07850 188620 or 01273 606246.


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