Critical Thinking Training

Course 284

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 17 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 17 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

In this Critical Thinking Training course, you will learn how to leverage critical thinking and creative problem-solving techniques to solve organizational issues in a corporate environment. You will learn about:

  • Left and right-brain thinking
  • Spur creativity
  • Outcome-based thinking

Critical Thinking Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Critical Thinking Training Benefits

In this leadership course, you will:

  • Learn to make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem-solving.
  • Enhance your personal creativity through proven tools and techniques.
  • Apply critical processes to assess work issues and problems.
  • Transform your creativity into practical business solutions.
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching.



Critical Thinking Training Outline

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Apply creative problem solving in the workplace
  • Differentiate between creativity and innovation
  • Apply the steps of critical thinking and understand the connections between ideas and facts
  • Analyze and evaluate data and establish significance
  • Identify various conclusions, weigh strengths, and limitations of all possible outcomes

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Identify your own natural brain dominance with the Triune Brain Theory
  • Assess your preferred approach to thinking, along with your strengths and opportunities
  • Leverage your left- or right-brain dominance
  • Enhance your whole-brain thinking
  • Recognize and adapt to others’ preferred thinking styles

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Explore your own creativity
  • Utilize tools and techniques to become more creative
  • Identify elements that stimulate creativity
  • Eliminate barriers to innovation
  • Avoid groupthink, which can lead to poor outcomes
  • Unscramble the iterative mind
  • Move between the left and right brain
  • Value non-dominant preferences
  • Deploy divergent and convergent thinking

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Apply analysis models for problem solving
  • Set priorities for taking action to solve a problem
  • Evaluate problems around people, process and technology
  • Deconstruct problems using the stair-step technique, which focuses on solving a problem step-by-step
  • Create a satisfaction scale to help you choose the best solution

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Overcome the "It won't work here" mentality
  • Analyze for outcomes, not solutions
  • Clearly express analysis results

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Reinforce your newly developed creative thinking skills
  • Construct a blueprint for your action plan
  • Educate others with creative tools
  • Practice creative and critical thinking skills

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Critical Thinking Training FAQs

Critical thinking is the ability to analyze a situation and make a professional judgement.

Generating inventive solutions to every day problems by implementing the innovating ideas in a practical way for your workplace.

Critical thinking is the ability to interpret data and make a professional judgement whereas creative thinking gives possible solutions for the data you interpreted and analyzed.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

Yes, you can receive PDUs from the Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving course.

To find out how many PDUs you can receive, check out the PMI Q&A List ›

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