PSD 202 CRITICAL THINKING FOR PROBLEM SOLVING 2D

A highly intensive 2-day participative workshop on critical thinking for problem solving

In today’s society, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths?

The answer lies in critical thinking skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. This two-day workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone who is new to decision-making at the corporate level/position of responsibility or faced with information overload in their day-to-day activities.

Workshop Benefits:

  • Define critical and non-critical thinking
  • Identify your critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement
  • Describe other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking
  • Work through the critical thinking process to build or analyze arguments
  • Develop and evaluate explanations
  • Improve key critical thinking skills
  • Use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques
  • Prepare and present powerful arguments

 

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT

Introduction and Course Overview

  • Ice Breaker & Introductions
  • Identifying personal learning objectives
  • Problems and challenges I face…

Understanding Critical Thinking

  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
  • Common Critical Thinking Styles
  • Making Connections

Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?

  • Left- and Right-Brain Thinking
  • Whole-Brain Thinking
  • Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making

The Critical Thinking Process

  • The 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

A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set

  • Asking Questions
  • Probing Techniques
  • Pushing My Buttons
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Active Listening Skills

Creating Explanations

  • Defining Explanations
  • Steps to Building an Explanation
  • Making Connections 

Dealing with Assumptions

  • Stories that Sound True
  • Common Sense 

Critical and Creative Thought Systems

  • Techniques for Thinking Creatively
  • Creative Thinking Exercise
  • DeBono’s Thinking Hats

Putting It Into Practice

  • Presenting and Communicating Your Ideas to Others
  • Pre-Assignment Preparation
  • Presentations

Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Workshop debrief plus Q&A

 

 

A HIGHLY INTERACTIVE PROGRAM – with lots of audience participation

Our trainers use the 40%-expert-input-/-60%-audience-participation formula in this training program.  For maximum learning impact and retention, they use audience participation techniques such as individual exercises, group exercises / discussions, peer-teaching activities, case studies, role plays, humor, kinesthetic exercises, super-learning inducement / stress release exercises, subconscious-mind conditioning activities, music, and watching and discussing video clips.

ENDORSEMENTS: Validated by EDS Advance Academy, Asia Pacific, in collaboration with Southern Luzon State University, Batangas State University, Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College, Ifugao State College for Agriculture & Forestry, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Palawan State University, Akamai University, and American Heritage University for CEU award purposes

Programs Offered In: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, UAE, Czech Republic, and USA

Developed by: 

HRD Gateway International Management Development Centre Faculty

Used under licence

Trainers Conducting This Program: 

T Sanmuga

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