Critical Thinking Skills for Today's Problem Solvers

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General Information

Length and Learning Modes: In-person classes – 2 days / Virtual (Live online) – 4 sessions
Overview:

To foster decision making, creativity and innovation, it is essential to be a critical thinker. Critical thinkers understand the big picture (systems thinking) as well as the details. They bring system thinking, logical thinking and creative thinking to bear on any situation. They question information, conclusions and points of view. They strive to be clear, precise and relevant. They seek to think beneath the surface, to be logical and fair. This Critical Thinking Skills course provides a practical framework for understanding critical thinking and provides strategies for developing critical thinking in all business and technical arenas. 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE

  • Learn a practical guide for developing solid critical thinking skills.
  • Guide your organization to solve the right problems and address the right business needs.
  • Help prevent unwarranted and potentially wasteful projects from getting initiated.
  • Function as a trusted advisor to your business.
  • The small-class environment, practical exercises, and realistic scenarios keep you engaged and aid in your retention and learning.
  • Practice what you learn in a safe environment so you walk away with skills that you can immediately apply on the job.
Pre-requisites:

None.

Skill Level: Basic
Audience:

Business analysts, project managers, managers, leaders, consultants and anyone who needs the skills to understand the essence of critical thinking concepts.   

Development Units:
PDUs: 14
CDUs: 14
CEUs: 1.4
Certificate Programs:
  • Master Certificate in Leadership and Influencing
Format:

To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and group exercises throughout the course. Students need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant receives a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE

Both our Traditional and Virtual classes use the same materials.

  • A personal “thinking styles” report that identifies your preferred thinking style as well as areas you might improve upon. 
  • Comprehensive study guide with PowerPoint slides and detailed notes to serve as both an in-class guide and on-the-job reference.
  • Activities to apply the skills to reflect real life situations.
  • Class discussions and exercises to reinforce the information presented.
Content:

Thinking about Thinking?

Systems Thinking

(Logical) Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Thinking & Problem Solving

Note:

Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.

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