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Planning and Decision Making

My Distance Learning College


We all know that some people and organizations always succeed while others never seem to do quite so well. Many people put success down to 'luck', especially those unsuccessful individuals who persist in reflecting on their 'bad luck' rather than on their not too effective or non-existent plans.

Whether we are talking about a swimming gala, an international company, a newsagent's shop, a charity or a country, it could be argued that good planning is the single factor which makes one organization, individual or project more successful than the next.

Planning is the most basic - and some would say the most important - of all management functions. If an organization is to be effective, everyone involved must know where they are going and how they are expected to arrive there. Planning bridges the gap from where the organization is now to where it wants to be.

It makes it possible for organizational development and change to occur and for businesses to achieve their desired goals. The development of an organization and the quality of the work it produces also depend on effective decision making.

This course covers topics such as:

  • Effective Planning
  • Types of plan
  • Ideas into action
  • Planning for change
  • What decision making involves
  • Obtaining information for decisions
  • Creative approaches
  • Choosing between options
  • Identifying contingencies
  • Coping with risk


Planning and Decision Making Diploma

Planning and Decision Making Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9466
cost $444.00
estimated time to
complete course
180 Hours
course materials
365 Days

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