This 3 day modular and blended course is delivered over three half days; either virtually or (on request) via in-line sessions. This course runs on the following dates - May 11th, 18th and 23rd.
Participants learn to use ‘Critical Thinking’ as the basis for successful problem solving and decision making.
The training covers three aspects of Critical Thinking:
Focus & Reasoning: (3 Hours)
- Learning to separate Passion V Emotion to gain clear focus
- Understanding the difference between clear reasons and false logic
- Applying the ‘Tree Diagram’ logic mapping technique to produce clear, structure arguments
- Using Cool Logic in Hot Situations - dealing with false reasoning in meetings and discussion
Problem Solving & Decision Making: (3 Hours)
- Introduction to 2 common problem solving/decision making models
- Finding the core and scope of the problem using Socratic questioning
- Dealing with Biases and short cut thinking
- Exploring Innovative Options
- Framing questions to achieve the best answers
- Overcoming obstacles to achieve sustainable actions
Communication: (2 Hours)
Introduction to the most important aspect of problem solving and decision making – Implementation
- With Critical Thinking, we learn that our strongest argument can be our weakest link.
- Learners role play the implementation of a decision by appealing to the logic of the listener, and not the speaker.
- Practising the words of Aristotle - ‘The fool tells me his reasons, the wise man persuades me with my own’
- The session ends with a revisit of the decision making models with discussion on the challenges and opportunities for use in the workplace.
All learning experience is through explanation, exploration and exercises.