Critical Thinking Training Course

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
    PD Training customer feedback infographic with average of 9 out of 10


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    Fantastic, Anne was amazing and worked really well with the group. She was even willing to stay back after the session had finished to discuss specific questions and situations.
    Was really pleased to see the effort put into tailoring the course for a group of St John Ambulance personnel. The use of relevant examples certainly captivated the group and enabled them to interact without trying to work out the links between what the presenter said and what they know and understand of their job and its role.
    St John Ambulance
    I have been a training facilitator for many years and Annes energy and enthusiasm was inspiring and I honestly have to say, she is the best trainer I have experienced.
    Russell my "acct manager" was great, easy to work with and responsive to my needs. it was great having one contact. I also needed to call for IT support with my log on. The team there were very responsive as well. Your pricing is very competitive. We will be using PD Training again. Will talk to Russell as I may have a need for 35 students to attend a course that we may need to alter. Thank you.
    Department of Veteran Affairs
    Thank you, the small group atmosphere and personalised advice was really reassuring and I will definitely advise others to PD Training.
    Children's Protection Society
    It was fantastic to have Jessica come in and train our team. The course was highly appropriate for our support center and I believe each individual benefited from the training provided. Jessica did a fantastic job of engaging each of the staff members and had each of them contribute to the day. She tailored the training to our specific requirements and worked on the fly where needed to get the most out of our team. Ryan has done a great job to sort through any concerns or initial reservations that I had in regards to training and helped pick the right course for our team. Overall a really great experience and I will be recommending follow up courses to my management team in future.
    A month later I'm still finding the course very beneficial, as it forced me evaluate many personal aspects of my life. As a result I have identified key goals I want to achieve, and I'm making them happen.
    Sensate Ltd
    The moment the trainer told us he used to have the same problem himself, was the moment I felt at ease straight away. It helped to have someone who could empathise with us. The trainer kept the momentum going, stuck to his timelines (breaks etc.) and covered the content he wanted to.
    Individual Public Class participants
    Will recommend for any supervisor or team leader with in DHL.
    DHL Supply Chain
    Michaela is a fantastic trainer, she really knows her stuff, delivery was great. Fantastic day can't say enough nice things about the whole experience. Thank you.
    Grampians Community Health
    Karen was great! Energetic, encouraged a laugh and it didn't like a boring training course at all it was educational yet fun!!
    This was one of the most productive training sessions that I have done in the last 5 years.
    Sun Engineering Ltd
    Murray was very helpful and was able to work with our specific requirements which made the course even more beneficial. I have already recommended PD Training to CASA for future training.
    Civil Aviation Safety Authority
    Scott was very enthusiastic and kept me interested for the entire session. One of the best training styles I have come across.
    Slattery & Acquroff Stairs
    Very impressed with what I learnt from the day. Scott was awesome & I enjoyed the day so much. Helped me out in so many ways that I am really looking forward to the next session. Have already put some of the skills Scott taught me to work.
    Public Class Participant
    Scott was a brilliant trainer who was able to change his delivery as required to satisfy our requirements.
    Tiger Airways

  • Course Outline - Critical Thinking Training 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

  • Client Site Training

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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.

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

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    Multi-modal Reinforcement

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