Critical Thinking

The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. This 1 day workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience for challenging situations systematically, thinking them through and swiftly considering all options.

Objectives

  • Make better decisions through critical thinking
  • Select the best decision given the specific situation
  • Improve key critical thinking skills, including active listening and questioning
  • Use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques
  • Understand the process to understand the problem, evaluate the evidence, and make logical and thoughtful decisions

Benefits

  • Enhance problem solving skills
  • Be able to come to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards
  • Communicate effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems
  • Begin to work on a more analytical and considered basis, resulting in sounder decisions.

Programme Content

  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Critical Thinking Styles
  • Whole-Brain Thinking
  • Leveraging left- and right-brain dominance
  • Essential Dimensions of Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking Process
  • A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set
  • Probing Techniques
  • Dealing with Assumptions
  • Barriers to Critical Thinking

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who would like to explore their own critical thinking style
  • Anyone who would like to learn new techniques to get to the root cause of the problem
  • Individuals whose job involves problem solving, ideas generation

This course is recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)