20-Minute Mentors

How Can Reframing Problems Lead to Swift Solutions?

Transform complex problems into efficient and innovative solutions through the method of reframing, all in just 20 minutes.


Purchase Options

How Can Reframing Problems Lead to Swift Solutions?

In the face of complex problems, we often resort to simplifying them through initial assumptions about their issues, root causes, consequences, and the surrounding environment. While this simplification can make problems seem more manageable, it frequently leads to inefficient solutions. Tackling complex issues can be a daunting task, and without the right problem-solving tools, it can become an exhausting endeavor.

Our concise Magna 20-Minute Mentor, presented by Patrick Farrell, PhD, shows how to overcome this. In just 20 minutes, you will dive into the action of reframing problems, a process that involves redefining what progress and success truly mean, pinpointing and challenging assumptions that restrict potential solutions, and adopting a fresh perspective to reevaluate the core issue and identify a broader range of viable solutions. By the end of this session, you will be empowered to seamlessly incorporate the reframing process into your problem-solving repertoire, paving the way for more effective and innovative solutions to various issues and challenges.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of reframing and the possible benefits
  • Identify the key elements of a reframing effort
  • Implement the reframing process in their daily work

Topics Covered

  • Defining reframing and explaining why it can be useful
  • How to reframe by rethinking success and process and determining what to change


This program will benefit:

  • Deans
  • Department or Program Chairs


Product Code: OM23KD

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

Meet Your Presenter


Purchase Options

*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

More Resources

20-Minute Mentors

Group Subscription Options