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Training Critical Thinking

The course packet will provide all curriculum information necessary to demonstrate the value of the program.

How You Will Benefit

  • 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, evaluate arguments and draw conclusions
  • Discover 7 ways to spot a weak argument 
  • Know how to translate an abstract idea into something tangible
  • Identify 8 barriers to effective critical thinking 
  • 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

What You Will Cover

Recognizing the Value of Using Critical Thinking in Business
  • Defining critical thinking
  • Characteristics of effective critical thinkers
  • The role of critical thinking in meeting business challenges

A Critical Thinking Process

  • Using a framework to relate critical thinking to business challenges
  • Describing critical thinking using the RED (Recognize assumptions, Evaluate arguments, Draw conclusions) Model
  • Positioning the RED Model within a critical thinking framework

Obtaining Feedback on Your Critical Thinking Skills

  • Recognizing the value of gaining insight into one’s critical thinking skills
  • Relating critical thinking skills to other business skills
  • Uses for the "My Thinking Styles" assessment 
  • "My Thinking Styles" Development Report
  • Your personal "Thinking Styles" Development Report 

A Context for Critical Thinking

  • Identifying personal situations where critical thinking has been and could be used
  • Selecting techniques for using critical thinking skills and the RED model
  • Relating insight from your "Thinking Styles" report and feedback to a personal critical thinking situation

Applying Critical Thinking Tools and Skills in Business Situations

  • Practicing using critical thinking skills and techniques in a real business situation
  • Initial action plan for development of critical thinking skills 

Who Should Attend

All business professionals who want to enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business.

Note:  Before attending this session, you will receive a link to the online "My Thinking Styles" assessment. You must complete the assessment to participate fully in this seminar.

Special Feature

AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner—producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.

 

Additional Information

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  • 1st seminar—member/ non-member price
  • 2nd seminar—$200 discount
  • 3rd—$200 discount

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