Critical thinking involves a number of processes including identifying and evaluating specific situations, being aware of any contributing circumstances and the potential results of your actions or plans. To think critically, it is important to evaluate various perspectives (yours and others) to identify the resources available to you and evaluate the short and long-term effects of taking a particular action.
The PD Training Critical Thinking Training Course provides training in identifying support structures, perspectives and arguments and how to critically evaluate the advantages and the disadvantages of a proposed plan or an action, so that the right decisions can be made the first time. Learn the difference between left brain and right brain thinking, removing the emotions from decision making, evaluating both sides of an argument and critical questioning skills.
This powerful professional development training course is delivered throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch.
Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Critical Thinking Training Course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.
|Course name||Length||Outline||Next class|
|Change Management - Managing Your Team Through Change||1.0 day course||December 16|
|Coaching and Mentoring Training||1.0 day course||February 24|
|Conflict Resolution Training||1.0 day course||February 3|
|Creative Problem Solving Training||1.0 day course||February 22|
|Leadership Development Training||2.0 day course||January 27|
|Meeting Management Training||1.0 day course|
|Motivating Employees Training||1.0 day course||December 7|
|Negotiation Training||1.0 day course||February 11|
|Supervising Others Training||1.0 day course||January 20|
|Team Building Training||1.0 day course|
|Highly Effective Management||2.0 day course||January 27|
|Measuring Results from Training||1.0 day course|
|Employee Engagement Training||1.0 day course||March 3|
|Performance Management and Appraisals||1.0 day course||December 8|
|Recruitment and Selection Training||1.0 day course|
|Employee Onboarding Training||1.0 day course|
|Critical Thinking Training||2.0 day course||February 22|
|Managing Difficult Conversations Training||1.0 day course||February 10|
|Business Ethics Training||1.0 day course||February 3|
|Effective Delegation Training||1.0 day course||February 2|
|Managing Virtual Teams Training||1.0 day course|
|Delivering Constructive Criticism Training||1.0 day course||December 8|
|Commercial Acumen for Managers Training||1.0 day course|
|Manage People and Performance Training||1.0 day course||January 20|
"Terry was very engaging. I liked the way we worked through examples without slogging through the course material."
"Dharan was a great facilitator and did a really good job of covering the content and bringing his own additional knowledge to the subject. He also managed the small number of participants (2) really well and ensured that our learning needs were met."
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
In this course by PD Training New Zealand, you will get hands-on experience with a wide range of practical tools (including the Watson-Glaser® Critical Thinking II Development Report) to help you make critical thinking an indispensable part of your skill set and management style. You will learn things about yourself that you didn't know and make internal, personal discoveries that can literally change the way you think about and approach your life.
Instead of concentrating on far out theories, you’ll be working with an expert instructor to get comfortable with a concrete set of tools. After practising things like left brain and right brain thinking patterns, asking probing questions and analysing potential outcomes, you will be prepared to benefit from your new critical thinking skills immediately.
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 1
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 2
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 3
Other Types of Thinking
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 4
A Critical Thinker’s Mindset
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 5
The Critical Thinking Process
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 6
Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 7
Creative Thinking Techniques
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 8
Root Cause Analysis Techniques
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 9
Using Your REACH Profile to Support Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 10
Presenting Your Recommendations
When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.
We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.
Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.
We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.
You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.
A hybrid class is with some people dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.
We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)
Invites people to training
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Generates Sign in Sheet
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Generates Branded Flyer
If you want to ‘promote’ internally
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Collects and Reports feedback
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Complete Results Dashboard
(including trainer insights)
At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.
In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.
Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.
It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.
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An outstanding trainer
On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.
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We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.
100% Transfer Policy
If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.
Refresher Course $0
In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.
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