Critical Thinking Skills: Achieving the best possible outcomes in any situation
How do we think creatively and solve problems decisively?
How do we apply critical thinking for problem-solving and idea generations at work?
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas.
Critical Thinking offers you the skills to assess and analyze information. With these skills you can obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of information. It provides you with the best chance of making correct decision and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.
This course will not just lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will help you reduce or minimize bias which will provide a greater understanding of the circumstances.
This course will equip you with the skills to identify, evaluate and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.
Critical thinking improves our quality of thinking through better interpretation of facts and rational evaluation of solutions.
In this course, you will discover how to:
- Know the elements of critical thinking
- Apply non-linear and logical thinking
- How to be a critical thinker
- Utilizing critical thinking skills to evaluate data
- Benefits of critical thinking
- Change your perspective
- Grasp problem solving abilities
Elements of Critical Thinking
- Applying Reason – The ability to apply diverse types of reasoning skills.
- Open Mindedness – List the criteria that influences open-mindedness and about Socratic thought.
- Analysis and Logic – The steps of analysis and three domains of learning. Breaking down the complexity and gaining better understanding.
Non-Linear and Logical Thinking
- Step Out of Your Comfort Zone – Developing non-linear thinking and stretch our thinking.
- Don’t Jump to Conclusions – Time to acquire information accurately. Using logic and understanding with adding emotions.
- Expect and Initiate Change – List the obstacles of change and be the facilitator of change.
- Ask the Right Questions – Preventing mistakes further down and distinguish between fact and value. Check if vital information is missing.
- Organize the Data – Identify and organize argument data using a tree diagram.
Being Critical Thinkers
- Active Listening – How to be completely engaged in what the speaker is communicating.
- Be Curious, Disciplined and Humble – Getting creative through activity; Reasoning skills and being aware of their environment; commitment to self-development; about intellectual humility.
- Seeing the Big Picture – Connections through casual or conceptual relationships.
- Evaluate the Information
Benefits of Critical Thinking
- Being More Persuasive – How to influence others through deliberate and thoughtful process.
- Better Communication and Problem Solving – Using analogies and metaphors.
- Increased Emotional Intelligence – The ability to assess and control the emotions of oneself, others, and groups. Being “Heart Smart” vs “Book Smart”. Understanding and managing emotions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All levels of management employees, executives, supervisors and team leaders who are required to make decisions on a regular basis and wish to sharpen their critical thinking ability.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Personal and Organisational Effectiveness Master Trainer and Certified Advanced Behavioural Analyst:
With his easy-going and relational communication styles, Ivan helps build rapport with participants and draws out key learning concepts for effective learning. He is creative, dynamic and he inspires clients to improve their performance by changing their attitudes and developing their skills and knowledge. He brings the best out of them through critical thinking; solving issues by analyzing the situation, identifying viable solutions, deciding the right approach to achieve the desired outcome or the “aha” moments
Ivan has held various management roles including Sales and Marketing, Operations and Services in various industries. Using his critical thinking skills, he is able to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. By focusing on root-cause issues, his critical thinking skills helped organizations avoid impending problems that can result in undesirable consequences.
Ivan has obtained the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) with the Singapore Training & Development Association (STADA), the training division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). He is a Certified Behavioural and Career Consultant (CBCC) as well as a Certified Advanced Behavioural Analyst (CABA) with the Institute of Motivational Living (IML), an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), USA. Ivan is also Certified as The Leadership Challenge Trainer (TLC), a leadership programme using the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI), a 360-degree leadership behavior assessment, developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, USA. He is also a Certified R3 Factor Trainer from Relationship Help Center, USA.