Critical and Transformational Thinking

This is a 1 day course.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Course Benefits

  • 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 training@northern.on.ca or 705-235-3211 ext. 2270