Seminar on group decision making


Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, a nonprofit, will host a seminar, “Effective Group Decision Making,” led by Dr. Randy Hirokawa from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26 in Hilo.

Participants will explore what influences group decision making, how groups make “bad” decisions and how meetings contribute to faulty group decision making. Participants will learn to make smart decisions in one’s own group and six rules for running successful meetings.Participants will have a chance to assess past group decision making experience and engage in a hands-on exercise in group decision making.

Dr. Randy Hirokawa is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Hirokawa is known for his expertise in small group communication and decision-making effectiveness.

His scholarship has contributed to the development of a theory called the “functional perspective,” which has been identified as one of the three most influential theories of small group communication.

Tuition for the “Effective Group Decision Making” seminar is $125. and includes training materials. To register, contact Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center Executive Director Julie Mitchell at (808) 935-7844, ext. 116, or julie@hawaiimediation.org.

 

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