Critical Thinking for Situational Analysis and Peak Performance

Course Information

Date16 Jul 2019, Tue
Time9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VenueSingapore Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore Hotel OR Marina Mandarin, Singapore Hotel
Including Tea breaks and International Gourmet Buffet Lunch
FeeS$ 500 (Nett)
ContactJaslyn
9767 9686 / 6278 9785
jaslyn@cbsgroup.com.sg
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Critical Thinking for Situational Analysis and Peak Performance

INTRODUCTION

“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.” Richard W. Paul

Today’s businesses are driven by a knowledge-based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge will be. Critical thinking provides you with the skills to analyse and evaluate information so that you can obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it.It provides the best chance of making the correct decision and minimizes damage if a mistake does occur. Critical thinking also assists you in undertaking a situational analysis to verify the nature of the situation and to see whether there is a problem indeed and to address the possible implications and consequences of an action or non-action taken.

Honing your skills of Critical thinking will lead you be a more rational and disciplined thinker. Applying Critical thinking in your daily work and personal life will move you away from intellectual arrogance to intellectual humility. This will reduce your prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This high-impact workshop will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. You will learn to identify and overcome deceptive reasoning and handle emotional manipulations in conversations and this will make you become a better problem solver and an effective decision maker. By the end of the workshop you will feel yourself to be more productive in your career and being able to apply critical thinking strategies in the key events of your life.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and identify with distinctive styles of thinking and determine their person preferences
  • Identify how to challenge assumptions and expand perceptions about situations
  • Identifying and overcoming biases and prejudice that affects your thinking
  • Developing a framework to apply critical thinking for peak performance
  • Arrive at better conclusions and decisions by learning to overcome groupthink mentality
  • Influence and persuade others with clear thinking and hypnotic language
  • Apply the various components of critical thinking in situations at work
  • Analyse how critical thinking can be used in meeting business challenges
  • Apply what has been learnt to the day-to-day operation of the organization

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to Critical Thinking

  • Thinking about Thinking
  • What most people don’t know about thinking (bounded rationality)
  • Types of barriers that stifles the critical thinking process and how to overcome them

How do you know that? Challenging Assumptions

  • Use active listening and effective communication strategies to build rapport while probing for assumptions
  • Understanding Socratic dialogue techniques
  • Recognizing Deceptive reasoning that puts you in a non-critical thinking mode

Factors that Determine Effective Thinking

  • Identifying the factors that determine effective thinking
  • Determine and apply the three subsets of Critical thinking strategies: Situational Thinking, Creative Thinking and Systems Thinking
  • Customize the thinking strategies to the organizational profile
  • Identify and overcome groupthink mentality and avoid a SNAFU effect

What to do now? Thinking situations

  • Plan and action
  • Four strategies to hone your critical thinking daily
  • Adapting your critical thinking according to the situation

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Managers, executives and business professionals who want to improve their critical thinking skills so that they can make better decisions and solve problems more effectively.

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

Competent-based approach incorporating participants engagement in role play activities, group discussion, hands-on practices and case study analysis. Participants will be continuously engaged in testing and questioning their thinking process to eradicate their ego and biases. By doing so they will come to realize how they are effective in critiquing their thinking process objectively. This will allow the participants to assess their situation and solve problems and make decisions so that they perform at their peak.

TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

“Overall great session & hope to attend more workshops from Daniel. Well done!”

“Daniel is very well organised and knowledgeable person. Know the teaching material very well. Great in stimulating the interest and motivation of students attending his course.”

“Learn to be more creative. Critical thinking. Find better solutions by analyzing.”

“The real life examples provided by Mr. Theyagu gave me a different perspective to look at life and work. Would be interested to read books recommended by Mr. Theyagu.”

“Made the course module interesting. Able to learn a lot from his sharing. Overall great session & hope to attend more workshops from Daniel. Well done!”

“Uses practical examples to relate, like cases to learn – helps interaction between groups. Very Confident”

“Daniel is very well organised and knowledgeable person. Know the teaching material very well. Great in stimulating the interest and motivation of students attending his course.”

I have picked up what I can apply on my personal context. I can pick out active key defining characteristics. The “response” and “prevention” tips are very useful. Trainer gives out vivid example, good emotional analysis & suggestions, helps practical application.
Ministry of Health

Mr Daniel is a very knowledgeable trainer and gives practical solutions on how to work with difficult people. I learned how to work more effectively with people, The course is with full score!
Ministry of Communications and Information

Very good insight and achieved my objectivers! Good mix of activities and materials. Very knowledgeable and generous in impacting skill and life experience, juxtaposed with human and realistic/practical examples. Excellent workshop!
Uhlmann Singapore LLP

Enjoyed the videos & sharing. The trainer is excellent!
CPF Board

A very experienced trainer with much work & life experience to share. He is also a confident trainer who is able to motivate participant from the class
Auditor-General’s Office

ABOUT THE TRAINER

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Organizational Coach and Management Consultant: Mr Daniel Theyagu</p/>

Daniel Theyagu

Daniel Theyagu is an ACTA-certified corporate trainer, Associate Adult Educator (AAE) and Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP®. He has a Master in Education [University of Sheffield]; Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Buckingham and Diploma in English from University of London. Since 1989, Daniel has conducted training for more than 600 organizations with his participants coming from more than 100 countries.

In his line of work, Daniel has specifically designed and delivery training programs for large MNCs, statutory boards, civil service and various non-profit organizations. His clients include – SPF, HDB, LTA, MOM, MHA, MINDEF, AVA, CPF, SAF, RSAF, RSN, DSTA, DSO, Singapore Supreme Court, The Law Society, SGH, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagle Hospital and many more. At an international level, Daniel has trained people from more than 30 countries including – Mauritius, Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Norway, UK, USA, France, Germany, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Gabon, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Mongolia and Thailand.

Daniel designed and delivered customize training program in areas of leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, emotional intelligence, creative thinking, critical thinking, systems thinking, speed reading and memory enhancement. As a keynote speaker in conferences and seminars, Daniel is well known for his light-hearted and humorous approach to training by using metaphors and parables and engaging his participants actively throughout his training program. Daniel’s personal productivity programs have been very well received and have enriched the lives of countless individuals from different walks of life.

Daniel is the author of six books and has written more than 300 articles that have been published in Straits Times and other magazines and journals.

His published self-help books include:

  • Gravitating towards success
  • Read Faster! Memorize Better! Think Clearer! – Three essential skills for a productive workforce
  • How to Think Critically with Sun Tzu’s Art of War Stratagems
  • Developing True Leadership Potential
  • Guide to Success in Studies for Mature Students
  • Making Memory Work For You

As a keynote speaker in conferences and seminars, Daniel is well known for his light-hearted and humorous approach to training by using metaphors and parables and engaging his participants actively throughout his training program. He is also the adjunct lecturer with Singapore Institute of Technology, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

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