Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Problems are the “stuff” of everyday life. Many of them are resolved by our prior experiences. But some seem to provide no direction toward solution. Sometimes, our problem-solving approaches may be the real “problem.” Doing what we did before may not work this time when situations are different.

One reason many problems don’t get solved is that we may be solving the wrong problem. We will practice creative solving techniques, lateral thinking, and non-intuitive approaches to identify and solve annoying and perplexing problems. We can stop pushing on the door marked “pull.”

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Galileo Building

1909 Galileo Court, Davis, CA, 95616

Galileo Building

Galileo Building 1909 Galileo Court, Davis, CA, 95616

Enrollment Policies

There will be no service charge for withdrawal requests prior to the beginning of the winter quarter. As of January 3, 2019, all withdrawal requests are subject to a $20 processing fee, or the member may request a credit to their student account to be used before the end of the academic year. All fees being held at the conclusion of the academic year will be forfeited.

OLLI EXCURSION COURSE FEES are no longer refundable once you have enrolled, unless your vacancy can be filled by someone on the wait list. A $20 service fee will apply.