Decision Making

Course Description

This 14 hour course introduces a method (a process and a template) for interpreting Acts, Regulations, bylaws, policies and contracts. The method, based on the Supreme Court of Canada’s modern approach to interpretation, combines theory with practice and gives participants a sound foundation to tackle interpretation questions. The course will include: what you need to know before starting to interpret legislation; how to unravel complicated text; techniques to resolve different interpretation questions, and a template for tackling the interpretation of legislation. This course qualifies for the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™ (CTAJ™). (14 Professional Education Hours)

The objectives of this course is to:

  • Provide a logical framework to decision making.
  • Work with a decision making model.
  • Build competencies in defensible decision making.

Course Outcomes – Participants will take away:

  • appreciation of different styles of decision making
  • a decision making model and template
  • tools to naturalize consistency in decision making
  • experience in analyzing legislation to identify issues and the applicable legal tests
  • tools to evaluate evidence to reach findings of fact
  • experience integrating a dependable process for decision making designed to reach a logical decision based on the legislation and facts
  • membership in a network of fellow decision makers
  • tips and tools to enhance their decision making experiences
  • confidence in making understandable and defendable decisions
  • a self-learning plan.

Recommended prior FOAJ Training:  Principles of Administrative Justice & Evidence
In-Person or Livestream: $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members

e-Learning: $1,320.00