Critical Thinking

Corporate Education Group
Training overview
2 days
On-site / Company-specific
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Course description

Critical Thinking

This course will address the quest for better decisions, thinking/reasoning differently, responsibility management and decision making, and risk and other challenges to critical thinking. Participants will learn to apply broad knowledge and seasoned experience to address complex and critical issues.

Who should attend?

Individuals who will benefit from this course include mid-level managers and those who are managers of managers with at least four years of experience managing others.

Training Content

learning objectives:

  • Define issues clearly, despite incomplete or ambiguous information.
  • Link problems and systems to identify and improve underlying strategic issues.
  • Analyze the available alternatives for other, more effective solutions.
  • Make difficult decisions with more confidence.

Pre-Course Work

Prior to the course, participants are sent a prework assignment book. Estimated Time Commitment: 2 — 4 hours.

Module 1: Let’s Get Started

  • Exercise: Bad Decisions
  • Root Causes and Costs of Bad or Delayed Decisions

Module 2: Critical Thinking

  • Critical Thinking Defined
  • Setting the Stage: Mindset and Skills
  • Exercise: Devil’s Advocate
  • Critical Thinking Toolbox
  • Edward de Bono’s Six Hats
  • Richard Paul’s Four Types of Questions
  • Drill-Down
  • Systems Diagram/Argument Map
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Exercise: Raid the Toolbox
  • Exercise: Critical Kaizen

Module 3: Decision Making

  • Decision Making Process
  • Exercise: Process Drill-Down
  • Decision Making Roles and Tools
  • Exercise: Take the Wheel for a Spin (Futures Wheel)

Module 4: Risk and Other Challenges

  • Challenges to Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Risk
  • Ethics
  • Personal Filters
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Appendix: Toolkit

Post-Course Work

  • Meet with your manager to review what was learned in the course and your action plan
  • OPTIONAL: Group Coaching Sessions


Contact Corporate Education Group for pricing details.

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Corporate Education Group


Corporate Education Group (CEG) delivers talent strategies and development solutions that align with targeted business goals to transform organizational performance. From assessments to advisory consulting, program design, training delivery, and measurement, we identify the right solutions to unlock business value....

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