This is a 1 day course.
- Define critical thinking.
- Define transformational thinking and how it differs from transactional thinking.
- Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
- Learn qualitative and quantitative critical thinking techniques.
- Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
- Explain and evaluate the structure, content and quality of arguments.
- Clearly communicate one’s position about issues and support one’s positions with solid evidence.
- Explain how critical and transformational thinking can be applied to decision-making in daily life both personal and professional.
- Identify controlled research studies, expert testimony and bias.
- Identify logical fallacies.
- Develop transformational leadership characteristics.
- Enable professionals to assess the arguments of others by
equipping them with the skills to assess the claims put forward
in support of a conclusion, and to assess the structure and
consistency of the argument itself.
- Discover how to effectively construct arguments to advocate for their own positions.
- Appreciate that transformational thinking involves courage, and the willingness to change.
- Enhance ability to critique the claims of others, to understand and articulate personal opinions, and to make the best decision in a given set of circumstances.
- Gain confidence and competence in constructing arguments.
- Learn when to utilize transformational thinking as opposed to transactional thinking.
Target Audience: New and/or current supervisors/managers as well as front line staff would benefit from this course. For this course, the minimum number of participants is 8 and the maximum is 20.
Methodology: This course will be presented in a highly interactive and experiential manner, with a power point presentation. Individual and group activities and case studies will intersperse the session.
Course Type: Classroom
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-235-3211 ext. 2270