Critical Thinking

In today’s society, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths?

The answer lies in critical thinking skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. This two-day workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving

What Will Participants Learn?
 Define critical and non-critical thinking
 Identify your critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement
 Describe other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking
 Work through the critical thinking process to build or analyze arguments
 Develop and evaluate explanations
 Improve key critical thinking skills, including active listening and questioning
 Use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques
 Prepare and present powerful arguments

What Topics are Covered?
 Understanding critical thinking
 Other types of thinking
 Pitfalls to reasoned decision making
 Critical thinking process
 A critical thinker’s skill set
 Creating explanations
 Dealing with assumptions
 Common sense
 Critical and creative thought systems
 Presenting powerful arguments
 Putting it into practice

What’s Included?
 Instruction by an expert facilitator
 Small, interactive classes
 Specialized participant manual and course materials including a pre-assignment and a post-assignment
 A personalized Certificate of Completion