Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

475.00

Delivery Method: In-Person | Duration: 6 Hours

Overview

Employees who can analyze and reason consistently are an invaluable resource for any business. Applied critical-thinking skills provide an essential foundation for all effective planning, problem-solving, and decision-making activities. Participants of this class will discuss the concept of critical thinking and conduct exercises to practice real-life scenarios of: planning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Learn How To:

  • Move from Reaction to Response with 12 Questions

  • Use the Ladder of Inference to Examine and Question Your Assumptions

  • Implement Problem-Solving Techniques to Make Better Decisions at Work

  • Implement a SWOT or SOAR Analysis to Effectively Analyze and Evaluate Data

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Course ID: B2601

Duration: Full Day (9:00 am- 4:00 pm PST)

Location: In-Person, San Francisco | Click here to schedule a private course.

Overview

Employees who can analyze and reason consistently are an invaluable resource for any business. Applied critical-thinking skills provide an essential foundation for all effective planning, problem-solving, and decision-making activities. Participants of this class will discuss the concept of critical thinking and conduct exercises to practice real-life scenarios of: planning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Learn How To:

  • Move from Reaction to Response with 12 Questions

  • Use the Ladder of Inference to Examine and Question Your Assumptions

  • Implement Problem-Solving Techniques to Make Better Decisions at Work

  • Implement a SWOT or SOAR Analysis to Effectively Analyze and Evaluate Data

+ Who Should Attend

This course will benefit business professionals at all levels who want to improve their critical-thinking skills through well-researched tools and assessments.

+ Course Outline

Action Plan: tools or Ideas I will apply from this seminar

  • Why Critical Thinking?
  • Asking the Right Questions
  • 5 Attributes of a Critical Thinker

Making Our Thinking Process Visible

  • The Value of Critical Thinking
  • Mental Models
  • Reflection & Inquiry
  • The Ladder of Inference
  • The Ladder of Inference: Impact on Decision Making
  • Ladder of Inference Tool

Decision Making & Strategic Problem Solving Tools

  • Six Thinking Hats: Looking at a Decision from All Points of View
  • How to Use the Tool: Six Thinking Hats
  • The Delphi Method: Making Better & Faster Group Decisions
  • How to Use the Delphi Method
  • Productive Thinking Model-6 Step Process
  • SWOT Analysis
  • SOAR Analysis: Appreciative Inquiry

Sample Scenarios

  • Decision Making Scenario A: Should You Accept the Proposal?
  • Decision Making Scenario B: Should the Company Expand

Creative Thinking

  • DEAM-Idea Generator
  • How to Use DEAM
  • Basic Brainstorming Checklist: Turning Old Ideas into New

Resources & Fun Stuff

  • The Tale of Five Monkeys
  • Creativity Quotes
  • Thought Experiment
  • An Appreciative Approach to Strategy
  • The Appreciative Inquiry Summit
  • The Appreciative Interview
  • The Appreciative Interview: Practice & Practicalities
  • The Generic Appreciative Interview Questionnaire
  • Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Company’s Creativity

+ Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this class.

+ Certifications

N/A

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