Recommended for: Administrative decision-makers, investigators, or anyone who wants to make consistent, rational, defensible, and fact-based decisions.

A solid decision-making process is the key to well-written decisions. Learners look at the five elements of logical decision-making: 1) identifying and framing the issues, 2) interpreting the legislation, 3) identifying and applying the relevant legal tests, 4) sorting and weighing the evidence, and 5) applying the relevant facts to the legislation. Using a structured decision-making model and other tools to work through each of these steps, learners apply their understanding in a variety of in-class exercises and scenarios. The goal is to build confidence and skill in making defensible decisions. Format: Large and small group discussions and exercises, along with simulated scenarios that apply to a variety of decision-makers.
Prerequisite: To attend this course you must have taken the Principles of Administrative Justice course.

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Livestream Course Dates

  • October 21, 22, 24, & 25, 2024 (8:30 am-12:00 pm MT)
  • Also available via an online self-paced study model


Course Purposes

This course intends to:

  • provide a logical framework for decision-making.
  • make your decision-making more consistent.
  • separate decision-making from decision-writing.
  • provide practice in using a decision-making model.
  • build your skills in making defensible decisions.

Course Learning Outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • make logical legislation and evidence-based decisions that you can clearly and concisely explain to others.
  • express aloud reasons for the decision that are transparent, easy to understand, and justified.
  • focus on the evidence and argument that are relevant to the legislation when preparing for and conducting inquiries, investigations, and hearings.
  • shorten your decision-making and decision-writing time by consistently using a decision-making model.

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Livestream: $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non-Members
Elearning: $1,320.00
*Refresher:  $599.00 Member or Non-Member

*For individuals who have previously taken the course, and would like to attend a regularly scheduled livestream course at a discount rate.  Please contact us at info@foaj.ca or call 855-466-0501.

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