ERIC Number: ED395151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Problem Solving and Decision Making. MAS-105. Waste Isolation Division (WID). Management and Supervisor Training (MAST) Program.
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM.
This module is part of a set of management and supervisor training (MAST) materials developed by the Department of Energy for the Waste Isolation Division. Its stated purpose is to enable trainees to solve problems and make decisions in an efficient and effective manner. The first section of the module is an introduction that includes a terminal objective and opening remarks intended to focus the trainees' attention on the subjects discussed in the module. Most other module sections begin with a list of enabling objectives. Many sections contain "critical incidents" or real-life occurrences at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant that relate to the section topic. Some illustrate effective management practices, and some illustrate ineffective ones. Each critical incident includes "lessons learned" information. Section topics include the following: problem solving, creative thinking and innovation, decision making, idea generation techniques, and fostering an innovative work environment. A list of "smart moves" is included near the end of the module. Contains 20 references and a practice test. Answers and feedback for the test are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Employer Employee Relationship, Group Dynamics, Hazardous Materials, Inventions, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Management Development, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Radiation, Role, Staff Development, Supervisory Training, Tests, Vocational Education, Waste Disposal, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM.