Critical Thinking Training Course

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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.

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  • 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 day course


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    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

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    In-House training benefits:

    • Flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • Cost effective - great group pricing
    • Greatest impact in the shortest time
    • Excellent Team Building Opportunity
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

    Delivery Options for In-house training
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    Real world trainer

    An outstanding trainer

    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

    Tailored training

    Focussed on you

    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    Client Site and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

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    1/2 Price Coaching

    We all know the importance of reinforcement, so we'll come back within 90 days of the original course 1/2 price.

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    Acclaimed Provider

    The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

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    Multi-modal Reinforcement

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