Critical Thinking

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1 days - $395

In this course, students will learn develop their ability to analyze and evaluate information.
This course may earn a Credly Badge.

This Course is for…

This course is intended for individuals who want to become more rational and disciplined thinkers.

Please note this class is for our business customers and is not approved for consumer education or eligible for veteran benefits. If you are interested in our veteran and individual consumer programs please visit our Career Training page.

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  • Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • 1 – Getting Started

    • Icebreaker
    • Housekeeping Items
    • The Parking Lot
    • Workshop Objectives

    2 – Components of Critical Thinking

    • Applying Reason
    • Open Mindedness
    • Analysis
    • Logic
    • Case Study

    3 – Non-Linear Thinking

    • Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
    • Don’t Jump to Conclusions
    • Expect and Initiate Change
    • Being Ready to Adapt
    • Case Study

    4 – Logical Thinking

    • Ask the Right Questions
    • Organize the Data
    • Evaluate the Information
    • Draw Conclusions
    • Case Study

    5 – Critical Thinkers (I)

    • Active Listening
    • Be Curious
    • Be Disciplined
    • Be Humble
    • Case Study

    6 – Critical Thinkers (II)

    • Seeing the Big Picture
    • Objectivity
    • Using Your Emotions
    • Being Self-Aware
    • Case Study

    7 – Evaluate Information

    • Making Assumptions
    • Watch out for Bias
    • Ask Clarifying Questions
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Case Study

    8 – Benefits of Critical thinking

    • Being More Persuasive
    • Better Communication
    • Better Problem Solving
    • Increased Emotional Intelligence
    • Case Study

    9 – Changing Your Perspective

    • Limitations of Your Point of View
    • Considering Others Viewpoint
    • Influences on Bias
    • When New Information Arrives
    • Case Study

    10 – Problem Solving

    • Identify Inconsistencies
    • Trust Your Instincts
    • Asking Why?
    • Evaluate the Solution(s)
    • Case Study

    11 – Putting It All Together

    • Retaining Your New Skills
    • Reflect and Learn From Mistakes
    • Always Ask Questions
    • Practicing Critical Thinking
    • Case Study

    12 – Wrapping Up

    • Words from the Wise
    • Review of Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will boost their performance with an increase in their decision-making ability.