Making the Case
How to make a clear and compelling argument for your position
You have a position. You have good arguments for it. Can you present the case in a clear, succinct and compelling manner?
The Making the Case training covers techniques for structuring and presenting complex reasoning. These techniques are applicable in almost any context; examples include publicly-released risk assessments, or internal business case presentations.
The training is based on argument mapping, the use of diagrams to display the structure of complex reasoning. Specifically, the training introduces the CASE (Contention, Argument, Evidence, Source) template and its extensions. Using CASE mapping, reasoning can be more effectively developed, strengthened, and communicated.
The Making the Case training is typically delivered in the form of a one- or two-day intensive workshop.
Workshops are generally provided by arrangement with organisations. Please contact us to discuss a workshop for your organisation.
From time to time we also offer the workshop in an open-enrolment format. Check here for upcoming open-enrolment workshops.
The standard price for Making the Case training is $1195 (GST inc) per person per day, whether offered as open-enrolment or by arrangement.
Please contact us for pricing for large numbers of participants.
Making the Case workshops are part of the Essentials Suite, offered by van Gelder & Monk in partnership with the Center for Environmental and Economic Research, University of Melbourne. For more information download the Essentials Suite brochure (PDF, 3MB).
About the Making the Case online environment
Structure of Reasoning Online Course
Reasoning PowerPoint App
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