Critical thinking is an important step to arrive at the best possible decisions or achieve the best possible results. Learn how to develop your ability to think critically by attending PD Training’s hands-on Critical Thinking Training Course.

After completing this course, you will have learned: the steps and techniques to recognize and assess information or options before arriving at a decision or conclusion, hands-on experience in using critical thinking tools, how to react with curiosity instead of emotion and much more.

This comprehensive training course is now available across the U.S., including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Orlando, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Seattle.

Your Learning Outcomes
Critical Thinking Training Course

  • Explore real-world examples of why critical thinking is so important in business
  • Learn to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
  • Choose the right techniques to recognize assumptions and draw conclusions
  • Know how to translate an abstract idea into something tangible
  • Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
  • React with curiosity instead of emotion
  • Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills
Duration: 2.0 day course



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Course Outline
Critical Thinking Training Course

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Foreword:

In this course, you’ll get hands-on experience with a battery of practical tools (including the Watson-Glaser® Critical Thinking II Development Report) to help you make critical thinking an indispensable part of your skill set. You’ll find out things you didn’t know about yourself and make discoveries that can literally change your life. Instead of concentrating on theories, you’ll be working with an expert instructor to get comfortable with a concrete set of tools. You’ll then be ready to benefit from your new skills immediately when you return to your job.

Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 1
Course Overview
  • Introduction
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 2
Understanding Critical Thinking
  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
  • Common Critical Thinking Styles
  • Small Group Work
  • Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 3
Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?
  • Left and Right Brain Thinking
  • Whole-Brain Thinking
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 4
Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making
  • Getting Over the Barriers
  • Debrief
  • Morning Wrap-Up
  • Energiser: Puzzle Paradise
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 5
The Critical Thinking Process
  • Critical Thinking Model
  • The Standards of Critical Thinking
  • Identifying the Issues
  • Identifying the Arguments
  • Clarifying the Issues and Arguments
  • Establishing Context
  • Checking Credibility and Consistency
  • Evaluating Arguments
  • Case Study
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 6
A Critical Thinker's Skill Set
  • Asking Questions
  • Probing
  • Pushing My Buttons
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Active Listening Skills
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 7
Creating Explanations
  • Defining Explanations
  • Steps to Building an Explanation
  • Small Group Work
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 8
Dealing with Assumptions
  • Understanding assumptions
  • When are assumptions useful
  • Critically evaluate assumptions
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 9
Common Sense
  • Reflecting on common sense
  • Is it 'common'?
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 10
Critical and Creative Thought Systems
  • Tips for Thinking Creatively
  • Creative Thinking Exercise
  • De Bono's Thinking Hats
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 11
Putting It into Practice
  • Presenting and Communicating Your Ideas to Others
  • Pre-Assignment Preparation
  • Presentations
 

Client Site Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


Live Online or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
Conferences
Conferences
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

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Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

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Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

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PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

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Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

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Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.


Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

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It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

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