Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 29, 2011
Based on successful engagements with U.S. government and commercial clients, Innovative Analytics and Training LLC is expanding its training service offerings to include tailored courses on alternative futures methodologies and critical research design skills.
The alternative futures methodologies program is designed to help clients choose among a variety of rigorous analytic approaches to think about the future, whether for government or commercial clients. The fast pace of global trends requires that leaders and managers anticipate, rather than react to developments related to their enterprise. Alternative futures methodologies include activities ranging from structured brainstorming and critical assumption identification to tailored exercises and scenario planning to emerging methods of predictive analytics. While many of these techniques have been used successfully in business for many years, there is an emerging understanding of how to best apply them in a government context.
The critical research design skills program includes an integrated approach to research design, critical reading, critical thinking, and critical writing and research management for leaders and managers that wish to improve the quality of thinking, analysis, and decision-making throughout their organization. This program can be tailored for use across an organization, whether for an executive team, a group focused on a specific problem, or a group of specialists or analysts within the organization. Heavy emphasis is placed on the use of case study and exercise materials, as well as group interaction.
“Today, organizations rely too much on data collection aspects of decision-making and not enough on the analytic aspects,” said Chief Executive Kevin O’Connell. “We have helped a number of organizations – including government and commercial clients, the latter ranging from small and medium- sized firms to a number of Fortune 500 Companies – anchor their decisions on a foundation of critical thinking skills and analytic strategies in order to anticipate the future.” The critical research design skills program also includes a variety of activities designed to help analysts understand how to answer the right question on topics that are laden with complexity.
About Innovative Analytics & Training
Innovative Analytics & Training LLC (Innovative Analytics), a privately held company in Washington, D.C., focuses on improving analysis and decision-making for government and commercial clients. Innovative Analytics is “the sources and methods company,” and draws upon analytic methods and techniques that range from critical thinking to rapid global expert network development and advanced analytic applications. They help organizations understand the complexity and data dependencies of their decisions, offer new approaches to using existing information and gather new information to bound the uncertainty within a decision space. For more information on Innovative Analytics, visit http://www.innovative-analytics.com.
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