Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills

Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills

How to Think Effectively in the Workplace and Beyond

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

The critical thinking process will help you re-examine what you think you know and approach a problem from a new perspective. Enhance your critical thinking skills with this "Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills".

By attending this KC Academy "Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills," you will develop advanced critical thinking skills and learn to ask the right questions.

You will learn to make better judgments about the information presented before you in any format, enabling you to make more informed decisions about what to do with that information.

Participants will develop the following competencies:

  • How to frame problems using a systematic, repeatable process
  • How to create and test solutions using the 80/20 rule
  • How to identify user needs and develop solutions to meet them
  • How to use design thinking to generate ideas and discover creative solutions

Course details

This training course aims to enable participants to achieve a high level of confidence in their ability to solve problems and think critically. Objectives for the week include:

  • Identify the theories that support critical thinking
  • Employ a methodology for the application of critical thinking
  • Relate the elements that make up the stages of critical thinking
  • Analyse the standards of critical thinking practice
  • Assess the responsibility of perpetuating the intellectual values of the resolution analysis
  • Distinguish the vices of thought in decision making
  • Apply critical thinking to groups

This Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills course uses self-assessment questionnaires, models, practical exercises, case studies, presentations and group discussions to develop creative thinking and innovative decision-making skills.

Using participants' real work situations adds reality and enhances the transference of learning. This non-threatening environment will allow participants to practice safe techniques they will transfer to the workplace.

By attending this Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills, participants will:

  • How to perform strategic analysis and assessment
  • How to perceive and assess a critical need and design a tailored solution
  • How to identify key stakeholders and ensure their needs are met
  • How to employ adaptive problem-solving
  • How to work through obstacles collaboratively
  • How to analyse failure to improve future performance

The most successful professionals can assess the environment, analyse a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario.

By attending this Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills, delegates will:

  • Consolidate the tools and techniques for thinking creatively
  • Make better decisions for solving problems innovatively and successfully
  • Learn a process for ensuring that your team contribute effectively
  • Enhance creative thinking in the workplace
  • Display the confidence to tackle complex issues courageously
  • Employ a comprehensive toolkit of methods and techniques to ensure success in any situation

This KC Academy Masterclass in Advanced Critical Thinking Skills training course is designed for all leaders - supervisors, professionals, executives, and future leaders who must handle various issues and challenges.

This course has been specifically designed for:

  • General Manager, CEO, COO, CFO
  • Directors, senior managers and leaders
  • HR and Training Managers and Directors
  • Members of strategy units
  • Desk Heads
  • Members of innovation hubs

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Understanding Basics of Critical Thinking
  • Intuitive vs Deliberate Thinking
  • Definition of Critical Thinking
  • Differentiation between Critical, Creative and Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic benefits and importance of Critical Thinking
  • Characteristics of Critical Thinkers (Archetypes)
  • Methods to collaborate with various archetypes at work
DAY 2:
Cognitive Process of Processing Information
  • 7-Up Phase Thinking Model
  • Application of the 7-Up Phase Thinking Model
  • Questioning techniques and short-circuiting thinking
  • Applying the 7-Up Phase Thinking Model in role play
DAY 3:
Assessment Framework for Critical Thinking
  • Defining RED Model
  • Reviewing and understanding assessment results
  • Significance of the RED Model to Critical Thinking
  • Determine standards to manage practical Critical Thinking
  • Effective questions to control the use of standards
  • Applying standards in role play
DAY 4:
Thinking and reasoning errors
  • Types of thinking and reasoning errors – Assumptions & Fallacies
  • Ways to overcome and apply an appropriate response to reasoning errors
  • The logic of our decisions and the behaviour derived from them
  • How to improve our critical thinking skills
  • How to become a fair-minded thinker
DAY 5:
Critical Thinking Applications at Work
  • Identify and enhance suboptimal outcomes in daily activities
  • Enhance positive effects of the decision-making process with Critical Thinking
  • Ways to value-add and provide enablers, including resources for intervention
  • Action plan for improvement

Professional certificate & Accreditation

A fundamental part of decision-making lies in being a critical thinker. Critical thinking helps make decisions within a company, selecting the best action for the organisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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Course customization available

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