This programme is funded by Engineering Skillnet 

Engineering Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and network companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science 

Course Objectives

The programme is designed to improve the fundamental critical thinking skills in engineers for effective problem-solving. It applies an activity-based learning approach using the platform Miro to engage engineers in industry-real task simulations (e.g. risk assessments) for a highly interactive & engaging experience.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Equips engineers with fundamental thinking tools for logical reasoning and risk-based decision making
  • Boosts soft skills for team-based problem-solving & to cope with the complex and dynamic setting of smart manufacturing.
  • Improves executive control and professional adaptivity for better change-readiness
  • The Think4Purpose course structure is as follows: Day 1. Applied Critical Thinking (Reason), Day 2. Risk Based Decision-Making (Rigour), Day 3. Collective Problem-Solving (Respect) and Day 4. Self-Improvement & Control (Resilience).

Schedule and Cost

Duration: 4 x 2.5 hour workshop session held on consecutive Wednesday mornings 10 am – 12.30 pm on July 7th. 14th. 21st, and 28th July
Cost: €200 per person for all 4 sessions
Venue:  Zoom (using Miro collaborative white-board)
Max Participants: 10 participants per session


Start Date July 07, 2021
Time 10.00
Duration 2.5 hours
Delegate Price €200 (+VAT)
Location Virtual- online
Contact Sinead Gallagher
Network Manager, Engineering Skillnet