Values-Based Decision-Making

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This workshop is based on the book A Field Guide to Good Decisions: Values in Action by Mark D. Bennett and Joan McIver Gibson (2005)
Date published
Jan, 2005
Last updated
25 Jan 2020

Summary

This highly interactive course is based on the book A Field Guide to Good Decisions: Making Decisions That Last.

It provides a simple method to make ethical health decisions, by ensuring that the values of all stakeholders are considered when making a decision, and that the final decision is communicated clearly. It is recommended as a complement to Sustainable Management Development Program (SMDP) courses in Project Management, Building Health Programs that Work, Advocacy, Performance Management.

When participants complete this course they will be able to:

  • Describe the steps in the values based decision making process
  • Identify the potential unintended consequences of a decision
  • Make values-based decisions
  • Identify potential negative consequences of a decision
  • Communicate decisions using a decision summary form

This course includes a participant workbook, facilitator guide and PowerPoint presentation.

Estimated course length: 4 hours

Target audience: All public health professionals