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04-06-2012: Duration: 20 - 30 minutes. Intended for: This training game helps participants to realise tha.. read more

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Critical Thinking

Target: Junior – Mid – Senior
Duration: 8 hours per day x 2days = 16 hours

We live in a knowledge based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge will be. Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information so that you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Critical Thinking will lead to being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This workshop will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career, and provide a great skill in your everyday life.

Module One: Getting Started

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

Module Two: Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying Reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
  • Don't Jump to Conclusions
  • Expect and Initiate Change
  • Being Ready to Adapt
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Logical Thinking

  • Ask the Right Questions
  • Organize the Data
  • Evaluate the Information
  • Draw Conclusions
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Critical Thinkers (I)

  • Active Listening
  • Be Curious
  • Be Disciplined
  • Be Humble
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Critical Thinkers (II)

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using Your Emotions
  • Being Self-Aware
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Evaluate Information

  • Making Assumptions
  • Watch out for Bias
  • Ask Clarifying Questions
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Benefits of Critical thinking

  • Being More Persuasive
  • Better Communication
  • Better Problem Solving
  • Increased Emotional Intelligence
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Changing Your Perspective

  • Limitations of Your Point of View
  • Considering Others Viewpoint
  • Influences on Bias
  • When New Information Arrives
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Problem Solving

  • Identify Inconsistencies
  • Trust Your Instincts
  • Asking Why?
  • Evaluate the Solution(s)
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Putting It All Together

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

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Please email to mark@strategyandteams.com for details. We will run courses only for corporates groups. Alternatively call us on +971 (0) 50 4505317 and we will be delighted to help.

"I, on behalf of everyone would like to thank you for the 2 day course, every piece of which added value We thoroughly enjoyed the class and appreciated your reality input into the discussions. Learning about all of the different techniques and methodologies was most valuable to us. Thank you once again for a wonderful experience."
Abdalla Omar Rahuma, Corporate Human Capital Manager - AlMansoori Specialized Engineering

"We would just like to thank you for your contribution to the event last week. Your reputation preceded you from the highly successful Social Breakfast earlier this year, however you surpassed even that by energizing the group for the whole day including the syndicate sessions and coming up with a creative approach to incorporating the Mission Vision and Values into the quiz. Thanks again for your support."
Titus J N Earle , Leadership and Talent Development Section Leader, ADMA-OPCO

“It was not only an amazing experience, but also considered more useful than the static presentations that used to dominate this most IMPORTANT session attended by the VVIPs of the industry. You made it very interesting."
Vasudevan K. S. | Director – Global Business Development | NavoLabs