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When: 04/14/2011
From 7:00 am to 8:30 am PDT
Contact: Jessica Banks

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Dr. Ted Hutchin presents
"Making Choices Using Clouds"

About the Webinar: 
Managers manage and leaders lead, but in both cases they have to make choices!  But how do we make choices?  What are the assumptions that lie behind every choice, even when we feel we have no choice?  Can we articulate the choices facing us? Can we properly define the choices, understand them, and surface the assumptions that inform our choice making? Here lies a whole series of questions, and then, having made the choice we are faced with even more.  This time the "choices” we need to make are between competing decisions.  Every choice we make usually mandates a series of decisions, and for every set of decisions there is always at least two options, two competing avenues that appear to take us toward the goal set by the choice already made – but how to make those choices?  And then what about those decisions that although necessary to take us towards the goal, based on the choice made, create for us enormous problems and thus we are facing a conflict of subordination.  And then, what happens when our dominant paradigm is one that although we are clear about the choice made, even clear about the decisions we have to take, consider that the change that the decision we are about to take so jeopardises one of our dominant paradigms that we cannot take the decision thus cannot achieve the outcome of that decision, thus cannot deliver according to the choice made – we are locked into a paradigm and can, and often does, paralyse our progress towards our goal in life.

About the Presenter: 

Ted Hutchin, PhD is the Managing Director of I & J Munn and Principal of the TOC-Lean Institute. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and an Industrial Fellow in the University of Nottingham Business School. He started his working life as a radar engineer with the REME, primarily focused in maintenance and repair operations (MRO) and quality control. On leaving the Army he spent three years in the computer industry before joining the EITB as a specialist advisor on IT and Advanced Manufacturing. He followed this with time at the University of Nottingham in Production and Inventory Control and then the Open University in the Business School and the Faculty of Technology. During this time he completed BA (Hons) with the Open University in Systems, Technology and Economics and an M.A.  in Human Resource Management at Leicester Polytechnic as it then was, carrying out research into the Management of Technological Change and Organisational Development. In 1987 he first met Dr Eli Goldratt and by 1990 had started working with the Goldratt Institute in the UK. He was a certified associate of the Goldratt Institute (UK), working with many different companies both in the UK and Europe, implementing Drum – Buffer – Rope and Critical Chain. Indeed he was one of the first to implement CCPM in Europe, within the construction industry. During his time with the Institute he was actively involved in the development of the Thinking Processes (TP) and completed his PhD at Cranfield University which examined the application of TOC within manufacturing with specific focus on the Psychology of Organisational Change and Organisational Behaviour. He has since written three books focusing on organisational change and the impact of the primary barriers to achieving successful change. As can be seen from his research and writing over the past twenty five years, the dominant theme has been the management of change and the problems and issues change creates for people. Ted has a proven ability to guide people in the creation of breakthrough solutions that get to grip with the core issues of the organisation, the team, and the person’s own life. Using an holistic approach to addressing such issues and developing robust solutions that move people forward towards their goal in life is central to the work Ted does today.