Join the TDG training community as a Certified Training Affiliate (CTA) and help others succeed through thoughtful, balanced step-by-step methods that are fully scalable, teachable and achievable. Once you’ve mastered the KEPNERandFOURIE™ training yourself, you’ll find it’s a simple process to share the methodologies with your prospects, clients and work teams.
We offer step-by-step, comprehensive training in the KEPNERandFOURIE™ problem-solving methodologies: everything needed to swiftly master these concepts, teach others with confidence and deliver your own K&F programs.
Once you've completed your training, our marketing package “in a box” enables you to hit the ground running – you’ll get email templates, process cards, brochures, marketing tools, microportal license, online support, powerful training guides and more.
A flexible and practical prioritzation approach that enables you to determine management priorities of core issues.
How to identify causes and reasons for problems that are complex or vague in nature; then apply rational, intuititve and creative problem-solving strategies.
How to differentiate between the “technical cause” and the “root cause” of problems and incidents.
The Max4 Solution approach for making choices and creating solutions for even the most difficult issues.
How to anticipate vulnerabilities and identify risks; develop action plans that address all critical/risk areas of various incidents and situations.
Dr. Mat-thys Fourie is currently chairman of Thinking Dimensions Global and Managing Director of Thinking Dimensions USA and Thinking Dimensions Singapore. He is also co-author and co-designer of the KEPNERandFOURIE™ methodologies.
Dr. Fourie has over 29 years of problem-solving and decision-making experience and has worked with companies including Macquarie Group, SASOL, Unisys, SITA, Barclays, RBS, NCS, Singapore Stock Exchange, BMW, VW, Cadbury Schweppes, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Kimberly Clark, Hollister, Stihl Inc. and the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Kepner was the co-founder of the Thinking Dimensions Global problem solving methodologies. In the 1950s and early 60s, Mr. Kepner worked with Benjamin Tregoe, and the two devised their own problem solving and decision making process. This process achieved worldwide recognition when NASA engineers employed it to rescue the astronauts aboard doomed spacecraft Apollo 13.
Dr. Kepner later partnered with Mat-thys Fourie, another recognized expert in the field of problem solving in the business/ professional sector. In 1997, Thinking Dimensions International was established, and the organization has grown exponentially, delivering problem solving, decision making and trouble shooting methods and tools to organizations and individuals worldwide.
Our Chairman Emeritus, Founder and Friend passed away on March 27th at the age of 94. We are profoundly saddened, but choose to celebrate his ground-breaking contributions and continue his legacy.
K&F problem-solving is an incredible set of tools that every organization will benefit from … Clients of ours who put this program into practice have reported results ranging from cost savings to streamlining incident response times to faster problem resolution. I personally use these methods and they’ve improved my own ability to quickly find the weaker links in my decision-making process.
Robin Borough, President, Omnikron Systems, Inc.
For the first time, I feel like we can solve issues permanently, rather than continuously come up with work-arounds and temporary fixes….confidence and team cohesion is greatly increased.
Utilizing the tools from our training have been invaluable and are helping us shape and develop our teams to focus on the right critical thinking and strategies to dominate our industry.
– Linda S., Recent K&F Attendee
The thinking behind my decisions has strengthened and tightened my leadership and management style which is leading to even better results in running a profitable business.
Bill H., Recent K&F Attendee