Critical Thinking Fundamentals
Most people would agree that critical thinking is vital in the workplace, as it enables employees to effectively solve problems and make decisions. This thereby offers more valuable contributions to your organization. However, critical thinking 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 arrive at more stable, effective solutions and decisions by learning how to build the skills that are the foundation of the critical thinking process. This includes the ability to reason, to predict consequences, and to evaluate the merit of potential conclusions. Participants will also learn how to apply a consistent thought process to any situation that requires a resolution or action.
How It Works
Critical Thinking Fundamentals was designed to help participants make better decisions by learning how to build the skills that are the foundation of the critical thinking process. 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
- Reason and rationalize
- Predict consequences
- Evaluate the merit of potential conclusions
- 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 Type: Assessment and workshop.
Target Audience: 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.
Dimensions: Critical thinking, thinking under pressure, communication, and decision-making.
Time Required: Workshop: 7 hours.
What to Order
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 a PowerPoint Presentation, learning overview, theory background, FAQs, and a handout.
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.
Infographic | The Characteristics and Skills of Critical Thinking