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Critical Thinking

How To Drive Change Within Your Organization

Fostering the culture of flexibility to Think Critically and being innovative within your organization is no longer a luxury…It is a necessity.

Critical thinking is the ability to correctly approach a situation from different perspectives in order to develop the best possible action.

Critical thinking is the ability to correctly understand information, a situation or problem from different perspectives in order to take or suggest the best possible action. These skills provide ways to face business challenges with more effective decisions and greater confidence.

Utilizing models, application and skills practice, this seminar gives you the knowledge and tools you need to effectively apply critical thinking in your organization. Rather than focusing on the science of critical thinking, the course explores the art of applying critical thinking skills in a business setting and gives you hands-on practice and feedback so you can use it immediately when you return to work

Course Benefits

  • Understand critical thinking and receive feedback and a roadmap to help you develop your critical thinking skills
  • Learn and practice critical thinking skills and techniques
  • Be able to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions and taking action
  • Select specific techniques to improve how you recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments or draw conclusions
  • Know how to take abstract ideas and make them more tangible
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion more readily
  • Be more aware of how emotion, time pressure, style and limited resources affect your thought processes and decisions
  • Recognize how critical thinking relates to other cognitive processes
  • Promote critical thinking as a valuable practice in a high-performing workplace

What Will Be Covered

Recognizing the Value of Using Critical Thinking in Business
  • Defining critical thinking
  • Characteristics of effective critical thinkers
  • The role of critical thinking in meeting business challenges

Understanding the Components of Critical Thinking

  • Using the Agile Critical Thinking™ Framework to relate critical thinking to business challenges
  • Describing Critical Thinking using the R (Recognize Assumptions) E (Evaluate Arguments) D (Draw Conclusions) Model
  • Positioning the RED Model within the ACT framework
  • Identifying practices and techniques in each part of the framework

Obtaining Feedback on Critical Thinking Skills

  • Recognizing the value of gaining insight into one’s critical thinking skills
  • Relating critical thinking skills to other business skills
  • The purpose of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal
  • Identifying the contents of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Development Report
  • Interpreting a sample Watson-Glaser Profile
  • Your personal Watson-Glaser Development Report

Using Critical Thinking in Business Situations

  • Identifying personal situations where critical thinking has been and could be used
  • Selecting techniques for using critical thinking skills in the ACT framework and RED model
  • Relating insight from Watson-Glaser feedback to a personal critical thinking situation

Applying Critical Thinking in Business Situations

  • Practicing using critical thinking skills and techniques in a real business situation
  • Creating an initial action plan for development of critical thinking skills

Who Should Attend

Executives, directors, managers, team leaders and other business professionals who are required to apply critical thinking to handling both daily and “big picture” issues and challenges.


As always, your satisfaction is our #1 priority. If for any reason you're dissatisfied, we'll arrange for you to attend another workshop or receive a full refund — hassle-free!

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New Year's Resolution: Get Control on Management of Self


As we usher in a new year, many set goals to become more effective, more productive, and reduce stress, by learning to manage their time more efficiently. Sadly, most New Year's resolutions fail due to lack of measureable objectives and commitment.


10 tips that will help you succeed in 2011.

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  2. Set Priorities and only work on those at the top.

  3. Simplicity

  4. Delegate it.

  5. Consider performing distasteful tasks first.

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