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Everything you need to teach a one-day workshop for Critical Thinking:

  • Training Manuals


  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Instructor's Guide


  • Quick Reference Job Aids
  • Icebreakers, Activities,
     & Exercise Files


  • Pre-Assignments,
  • Promotional Advertorials


  • Lesson Plans with Flip Chart Notes


Also available: training video clips, editable books, audiobook workshops, e-learning, and cloud-based LMS.

Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker

  • Housekeeping Items

  • The Parking Lot

  • Workshop Objectives 

Module Two: Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying Reason

  • Open Mindedness

  • Analysis

  • Logic

  • Case Study

  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

  • Don"t Jump to Conclusions

  • Expect and Initiate Change

  • Being Ready to Adapt

  • Case Study

  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Logical Thinking

  • Ask the Right Questions

  • Organize the Data

  • Evaluate the Information

  • Draw Conclusions

  • Case Study

  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Critical Thinkers (I)

  • Active Listening

  • Be Curious

  • Be Disciplined

  • Be Humble

  • Case Study

  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Critical Thinkers (II)

  • Seeing the Big Picture

  • Objectivity

  • Using Your Emotions

  • Being Self-Aware

  • Case Study

  • Module Six: Review Questions

 Module Seven: Evaluate Information

  • Making Assumptions

  • Watch out for Bias

  • Ask Clarifying Questions

  • SWOT Analysis

  • Case Study

  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Benefits of Critical thinking

  • Being More Persuasive

  • Better Communication

  • Better Problem Solving

  • Increased Emotional Intelligence

  • Case Study

  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Changing Your Perspective

  • Limitations of Your Point of View

  • Considering Others Viewpoint

  • Influences on Bias

  • When New Information Arrives

  • Case Study

  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Problem Solving

  • Identify Inconsistencies

  • Trust Your Instincts

  • Asking Why?

  • Evaluate the Solution(s)

  • Case Study

  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Putting It All Together

  • Retaining Your New Skills

  • Reflect and Learn From Mistakes

  • Always Ask Questions

  • Practicing Critical Thinking

  • Case Study

  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

  • Review of Parking Lot

  • Lessons Learned

  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations


Here's what you'll learn: 

  • How to create a solid definition of the improved state - "Point B"

  • Analyzing the characteristics of current state - "Point A"

  • How to transition from "Point A to Point B" rapidly and at lower cost

  • 10 Key elements of successful projects

  • New problem solving methodologies

  • Gain critical analytical skills

  • Identification of root causes of problems

  • Methods to reduce project durations and cost

  • Analytical tools to help design successful solutions

Expected Benefits Include: 

  • Gain analysis skills to rapidly define and achieve robust solutions

  • Reduce the time and cost of Six Sigma projects

  • Improve problem solving, decision making and planning skills

  • Develop better solutions to problems and projects faster and at lower cost!

  • Improved employee communications and decision making

  • Learn structured listening and questioning skills

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