This critical thinking course will:
- Define critical thinking and its workplace value.
- Highlight situations where critical thinking is needed.
- Offer a model and questions for encouraging critical thinking.
- Outline common fallacies.
- Explore ways in which language influences thinking.
Despite the plethora of data employees are asked to consider and problems they are required to solve, few people have received any formal training in critical thinking in the workplace. This fast-paced workshop introduces the critical thinking skills necessary for considering workplace problems and striking a balance between open-mindedness and skepticism. During this program, we will define critical thinking and consider its value, look at the types of decisions that require critical thinking, explore the steps critical thinkers usually follow, craft a list of questions to improve critical thinking, consider language and its role in argument, and explore a range of fallacies and how to spot and avoid falling prey to their use.
At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Define critical thinking.
- Explain the value of critical thinking at work.
- Identify situations requiring critical thinking.
- Recognize barriers to thinking critically.
- Follow a critical thinking process.
- Ask meaningful and relevant questions.
- Recognize how language can be used to manipulate thought.
- Identify common fallacies and avoid falling prey to their use.
- Define terms clearly in their efforts to ensure common understanding.
The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).