Practical Problem Solving: Tools for Organizational Growth

In partnership with the Strengthening Stark movement, Malone will offer a workshop for area businesses, non-profits, and those wishing to make a difference in their community.  

Practical Problem Solving: Tools for Organizational Growth will be offered in four sessions July 24-25 and August 7-8, and will be offered on campus and remotely.

Cost for the workshop is $500 and those who finish the course will earn the Certificate in Practical Problem Solving, a credential approved by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. 

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“Covid-19 has challenged every organization’s business model and highlighted the importance of developing leaders within the workforce,” said Malone Provost Greg Miller. “Healthy communities need leaders who can think critically, creatively, and collaboratively. This workshop will develop within participants an understanding of managerial methodologies and the human variable in decision making. Practical Problem Solving is great example of Stark County organizations coming together for the betterment of our region. We will strengthen our local workforce by developing skilled problem-solvers. Those who go through the course will also earn a credential that future employers will value.”

“The workshop is designed not only for those wishing to advance their careers, but also for those interested in becoming better thinkers,” said Foote. “Creative, critical, and divergent thinking and knowing how to implement problem solving processes are essential personal and professional skills in an increasingly complicated world.”


Laura Foote

Laura Foote serves Malone University as Associate Professor of Management Studies, Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator, and Co-Coordinator of the institution’s Pendle Hill Pledge initiative. She earned her doctorate from Regent University, a master’s degree from the University of Akron, and her undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University.

Bari Courts

Bari Courts serves Malone University as an online instructor in the area of problem-solving and management courses. A graduate of Kenyon College for his bachelor’s degree, Courts earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate from Capella University.


To register for the workshop, please follow the link below.