Critical Thinking Skills
The importance of using critical thinking skills cannot be stressed enough when you think of the millions of dollars wasted every day in organizations. Critical thinkers are able to balance logical, creative and intuitive thinking to make effective, informed, balanced and fair decisions. In this hands-on, dynamic and interactive workshop we will explore best practices and techniques that foster critical thinking use every day, and that can be applied immediately back on the job to make better and more informed decisions.
Upcoming Class Dates
Video Online Training
Internationally Endorsed and Aligned with Best Practices
Bob the BA is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider. This course is aligned with the BABOK 3.0.
Earn PDU / CDUs for both IIBA and PMI certification or recertification.
Our goal at Bob the BA is to help you think, learn and work differently so you can make an impact back on the job. If you always do what you have always done, you will end up right where you were before you were trained right? So at Bob the BA we take a different approach because we know we learn best by doing and not through lecture. Our courses are always hands-on, practicing through exercises, activities, facilitated discussions, case studies, role play, workshops, printed materials and presentations.
Who Should Take This Course?
Anyone that needs to make better decisions through: the work they perform, the people they interact with, the information they need to analyze or create.
The benefits of critical thinking
Defining what critical thinking is for you
Understanding of how critical thinking and problem solving go hand in hand
Use critical thinking to improve your analysis to solve problems, make better judgments, make effective decisions, and improve overall communication
Enhance your abilities for careful, critical and creative thought processes
Utilization of critical thinking for innovation, creativity and reasoning
Understanding the bigger picture within an organization to make improve decisions
Develop critical thinking strategies
Understand and use various techniques and models for critical thinking so you can make effective decisions
Understand the critical thinking framework
What is critical thinking?
Benefits of advanced thinking at work today
Benefits of applied critical thinking
Barriers to critical thinking
Exploring the thinking process
Learn the different types of thinking that can be employed
The competencies of thinking by type
Assess critical thinking competencies and skills
Personal thinking types
Determine your personal thinking type
Form concepts and strategies for critical thinking
Logical vs. creative thinking
Recognizing and removing fallacies in thinking
Understand how reasoning works
Different techniques by thinking type
Utilize different critical thinking approaches
Applying intellectual standards to critical thinking
Creativity vs. innovation
Understand the relationship between critical thinking and problem solving
System thinking definition and techniques
Problem and opportunity definition and techniques
Learn different techniques for problem solving
Modern approaches to problem solving
Applying analysis models
Systematic approaches to solving problems
Deploying your decision
Critical thinking approaches of master critical thinkers
What will work in today’s modern workplace and what will not
Assess the success of your critical thinking
Enterprise Solutions Instructor - Bob Prentiss is our fearless leader and innovator. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn and work differently. Bob is an awesome trainer, speaker, mentor, coach, and author. Collector of all things dragon related and Dr. Who fan. Bob is CBAP certified with 25+ years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob is an award winning curriculum developer. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA MSP Chapter.
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