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HAVE YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM

“How can you develop your business, teams and people at the same time?”

Your company needs a unique approach, based on pioneering business school knowhow, business/consulting experience, and a specific didactic vision on education and training. The combination can be made by co-creating coaching and counseling to individuals, teams and groups. State-of-the-art consulting tools and techniques are used; mainly through serious gaming, simulation and the Harvard case method.

Since 1998, The Decision Institute has been pioneering in-company customized programs. The modern business school takes pride in a strong focus on the needs and challenges of our customers. This customer-focus stems from:

  • Knowing that the future of business education is in practical solutions complimented by the latest breakthroughs in a “learning-by-doing” environment.
  • Recognizing that every organization, team or department is unique and that educational programs should be tailored accordingly.
  • Seeing issues from a new perspective of an individual’s understanding regarding specific organizational issues.

The Decision Institute has discovered the necessity of synergy between the head, hands and heart in educational programs. The head applies concepts, these concepts can be put to use in business by the hands. The heart is the driving force behind actions, motivating and exciting us. People need to be able to visualize a solution in order for it to be practically applicable. Purely theoretical based solutions are challenging to implement. Aligning these three essential parts is key to the pioneering ability of educational approach.

The list of types of in-house programs is endless. To provide you with a few examples:

  • A weekend program to create a dialogue between two parties in order to initiate a joint transformation.
  • A series of in-house workshops about Value-Based Health Care to educate doctors and medical managers.
  • Writing a business case about a company and providing workshops about the case within a company.
  • Provide a certain topic (for example: Strategy, Corporate Governance, Value-Based Health Care) within a management development program.
  • Develop a management development program.

With a rebuy rate of over 85% we are used to creating and improving programs over a number of years.

PROCESS

Co-creation usually consists of four phases, each with their own moment of review. After the “Delivery”, the process recommences as “program improvement”.

As every in-house program is unique, so is the process. Phases can be added or removed and the significance of each phase can be adjusted to an organization’s preference.

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CONTACT

For more information, please contact Vincent Wiersma, MSc. via 020 – 4040 111 or v.wiersma@thedecisioninstitute.org.

In addition to the in-house approach, The Decision Institute has developed several open & degree programs within or together with universities. These programs could also be an excellent way for you to become acquainted with our approach and teaching.

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EXAMPLES OF OUR CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: ADDRESSING DILEMMAS AND CONTROLS

Issue:
How can you offer managers a learning experience that challanges their thinking on compliance and ethics in the business surrounding?

Approach:
We co-created a 2-day program with the company team on corporate governance and business ethics. After an analysis of the corporate governance environment of the company, we developed a management development training based on the situation within the company. On the first day of the training, corporate governance basic knowledge was shared and two business cases were discussed: a Harvard business case on corruption discussed and a company specific case that had been created with the company team. On the second day, the managers presented their own corporate governance dilemmas and in the afternoon we highlighted a relevant theme for the company.

Next steps:
Tracking the development of compliance and ethics questions within the company. The tools received and used in the 2-day program are essential to support the discussion regarding dilemmas and control, and incorporation of these tools have to be incorporated in daily practice.

More information on our corporate governance programs?
Please take a look at our brochure

MODERNIZING THE DOCTOR – INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIP OF A LIFE SCIENCES FIRM

Issue:
Pressure on costs and budgets in health care threatens the acceptance of new bio-based medications, treatments, diagnostics and devices.

Approach:
Based upon our value-based health care knowhow, an international network and approach is developed in which doctors and their teams (with their patient groups) modernize the clinical, diagnostics and workflow approach aimed at improving patient outcomes while reducing cost per patient cycle/episode. Leading international medical and health management experts, the Value-Based Health Care Center Europe, ICHOM and existing registries are incorporated in the approach.

Early results:
Medical products are better targeted towards patients while less effective practices over the cycle of care are removed or improved step by step based on a combination of evidence-based knowledge and internationally accepted clinical relevance. The focus on outcomes helps create focus and motivation in medical, paramedical and health management teams.

Next step:
The aim is to win the Value-Based Health Care Prize in one of the upcoming years.

CREATING MARKET ACCESS IN FOUR CORE COUNTRIES FOR A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM

Issue:
Growth for this professional services firm in sourcing talent (knowhow as well as new client access) in four countries was the first strategic priority.

Approach:
After working together on the breakthrough strategy with our sibling strategic consultancy firm The Decision Group for the three years, the implementation in the different clusters in four countries was and still is on the agenda.
First the three required new teams were internally and externally selected with the help of our network a.o.. We then co-created an action plan including joint training sessions with local experts and potential clients. Every six weeks new knowledge and networks were added per team and progress was accelerated. For eighteen months one existing team systematically worked on implementing their breakthrough plan introducing new services for existing and new clients with the help of MBA and BA students in cluster management.

Next steps:
Continue the way of working and share practices across the team. Incorporate the way of working in the company’s own academy to increase return on training budget in a real action learning way.

HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL STAFF EMBRACING VALUE-BASED HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AS A CORE STRATEHIC INITIATIVE/FOUNDATION

Issue:
How does a large non-academic hospital nurture Value-Based Health Care (VBHC)?

Approach:
Together with a partner health consultant and some associates of The Decision Institute, a team of the hospital (doctors and HR) crafted a series of short sessions (an in-house design mingling existing initiatives, education and team building at multiple hospital levels). In between these sessions the doctor led teams, with the support of trainers/coaches experience how to implement patient outcomes/satisfaction oriented care while increasing cost productivity.
Using existing experiences, best practices and tools in the Netherlands on VBHC from over 60 projects (see VBHC Prize), experiences abroad, core Harvard cases and the international experience of the trainers/consultants of The Decision Group, Value-Based Health Care is built step by step in the culture of the medical, paramedical, diagnostics and health administration professionals.

Next step:
Have the hospital staff train and support their colleagues, while intensifying collaboration outside of the hospital and among teams and while using next generation workflow/lean management tools to improve productivity and gain better outcome and higher staff satisfaction levels.