Critical thinking is vital to any kind of success, including your career and beyond. Simply put, critical thinking is a questioning approach to form a judgment or conclusion. It encourages reflective and independent thinking to guide us through the hundreds of decisions that we make throughout a week. Having these skills provides you with the best chance of making an informed decision. Everything and anything can be a subject to question with critical thinking.

 

As problems are bound to come up in any organization, it’s important to know how to address these challenges with good reasoning and logic. Utilizing your critical thinking skills will lead you toward being a more rational and disciplined thinker. This workshop will provide you the skills to approach problems critically, as well as recognize the power of open-mindedness and altering your perspective, in order to make the best choices.

 

INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives


MODULE 1
Understanding Critical Thinking
Defining Critical Thinking
Importance of a Critical Approach
When to Think Critically
The Role of Logic
Applying Reason
Knowledge Check


MODULE 2
The Critical Thinking Process
Observation
Analysis
Inference
Communication
Problem Solving
Knowledge Check


MODULE 3
The Benefits
Increases Happiness
Better Decision Making
Improved Communication
Develop the Power of Persuasion
Fosters Team Building
Knowledge Check


MODULE 4
Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
Self-Awareness
Self-Discipline
Curiosity
Creativity
Humility
Knowledge Check


MODULE 5
Improving Your Skills (I)
Practice Active Listening
Ask Questions
Break Down the Problems
Be Mindful of Emotions
Think For Yourself
Knowledge Check


MODULE 6
Improving Your Skills (II)
Visual Mapping
Keep an Open Mind
Get Involved
Participate in Games
Improving Sleep Quality
Knowledge Check


MODULE 7
Evaluating the Information
Avoid Assumptions
Watch Out for the Bias
Consider Clarifying Questions
SWOT Analysis
Review All Possibilities
Knowledge Check


MODULE 8
The Barriers
Time and Pressure
Insufficient Knowledge
Close-Minded
Drone Mentality
Groupthink Mentality
Knowledge Check


MODULE 9
Changing Your Perspective
Alter Your Point of View
Be Objective
Thinking in Reverse
Consider the Consequences
Identify Inconsistencies
Knowledge Check


MODULE 10
Putting It All Together
Stages of Development
Think About Your Thinking
Reflect and Learn From Mistakes
Remember Your Goals
Think, But Don't Overthink
Knowledge Check


ASSESSMENT
Post Test


WRAPPING UP
Course Summary

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