Critical Thinking Fundamentals

$328.75
Starter Kit for up to 5 Participants
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Most people would agree that critical thinking is important and beneficial to demonstrate in the workplace and enables employees to effectively solve problems and make decisions, thereby offering more valuable contributions to their organization. However, the act of doing so requires a strong sense of self-awareness and a keen understanding of how to systematically approach situations.

Critical Thinking Fundamentals was designed to help participants to arrive at more stable, effective solutions and decisions, first by learning how to build the skills that are the foundation of the critical thinking process, including the ability to reason, to predict consequences, and to evaluate the merit of potential conclusions, and second by learning how to apply a consistent thought process to any situation that requires a resolution or action.

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How It Works

Critical Thinking Fundamentals is designed to help individuals learn and apply higher-level problem-solving skills in a low-risk environment through a number of interactive activities. This program introduces a unique, four-step model to critical thinking built on the premise that effective critical thinking requires the ability to look at a situation from a broad to narrow perspective. Participants are given the opportunity to apply the concept behind this process in a case study.

Uses and Applications

Critical Thinking Fundamentals allows participants to learn and apply higher-level problem-solving skills in a low-risk environment. They learn three foundational skills through a four-step process to critical thinking. Those foundational skills include the ability to
  • Reason and rationalize
  • Predict consequences
  • Evaluate the merit of potential conclusions

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this learning experience, participants will be able to:
  • Establish a common understanding of what critical thinking is
  • Identify the foundational attitudes and skills of critical thinking
  • Provide a four-step process for using critical thinking on the job
  • Recognize and avoid common critical thinking mistakes
  • Practice new skills in a low-risk environment

Product Details

Product Type: Assessment and workshop. The Facilitator Guide serves as an in-depth resource, designed to help trainers swiftly administer the assessment.

Target Audience: This assessment is appropriate for individuals at any organizational level who want to discover more about themselves and their critical thinking preferences.

Measures: How individuals modify or enhance the current performance management process at their organization in order to help the organization achieve results, while helping employees achieve their fullest potential.

Dimensions: Critical thinking, thinking under pressure, communication, and decision-making.

Time Required: Workshop: 7 hours.

What to Order

Starter Kit: Order One Kit for Up to Five Participants & One Trainer.

Includes the Facilitator Guide and a five-pack of Workbooks.

Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer. 

The Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful workshop in a convenient 3-ring binder format. Digital Facilitator Support Materials include: PowerPoint Presentation, Learning Overview, Theory Background, Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ), Handout. Once you place an order, you will receive an email with a link and instructions for downloading/accessing the digital files.

Workbook 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

The Workbook deepens participants’ understanding of the concepts and ideas in the workshop and allows each participant to practice the skills being learned.

About the Author

Kate Ward graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University. She has more than 20 years of experience in training development. She worked as manager of curriculum development at CareerTrack, where she authored programs, supervised a team of instructional designers, and facilitated training. She also served as the Senior Instructional Designer at TreeLine Training and was responsible for leading the development of the core skills curriculum library. Kate is the author of the highly acclaimed Personality Style at Work, as well as the Skills Development for Today's Professionals e-book series.