Critical Thinking Training Course

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 Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Parramatta

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.

Critical Thinking Training Course
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  • Learning Outcomes - Critical Thinking Training Course

    After completing this course participants will be able to:
    • Explore real-world examples of why critical thinking is so important in business
    • Learn to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
    • Choose the right techniques to recognise assumptions and draw conclusions
    • Use the  Watson-Glaser® Critical Thinking II Development Report
    • Translate an abstract idea into something tangible
    • Minimise the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
    • React with curiosity instead of emotion
    • Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills
    Duration: 2 day course

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    Critical Thinking Training Course testimonials


    "Terry was very engaging. I liked the way we worked through examples without slogging through the course material."

    Burton Consultants





  • Course Outline - Critical Thinking Training Course

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    Foreword:

     

    In this course by PD Training, you’ll 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’ll 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’ll be prepared to to benefit from your new critical thinking skills immediately.

    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 1
    Understanding Critical Thinking
    • What is Critical Thinking?
    • Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
    • Common Critical Thinking Styles
    • Small Group Work
    • Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 2
    Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?
    • Left and Right Brain Thinking
    • Whole-Brain Thinking
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 3
    Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making
    • Getting Over the Barriers
    • Debrief
    • Morning Wrap-Up
    • Energiser: Puzzle Paradise
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 4
    The Critical Thinking Process
    • Critical Thinking Model
    • The Standards of Critical Thinking
    • Identifying the Issues
    • Identifying the Arguments
    • Clarifying the Issues and Arguments
    • Establishing Context
    • Checking Credibility and Consistency
    • Evaluating Arguments
    • Case Study
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 5
    A Critical Thinker's Skill Set
    • Asking Questions
    • Probing
    • Pushing My Buttons
    • Critical Thinking Questions
    • Active Listening Skills
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 6
    Creating Explanations
    • Defining Explanations
    • Steps to Building an Explanation
    • Small Group Work
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 7
    Dealing with Assumptions
    • Understanding assumptions
    • When are assumptions useful
    • Critically evaluate assumptions
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 8
    Common Sense
    • Reflecting on common sense
    • Is it 'common'?
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 9
    Critical and Creative Thought Systems
    • Tips for Thinking Creatively
    • Creative Thinking Exercise
    • De Bono's Thinking Hats
    Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 10
    Putting It into Practice
    • Presenting and Communicating Your Ideas to Others
    • Pre-Assignment Preparation
    • Presentations
     

  • In-House Training

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    In-House training benefits:

    • tailored to your team at no extra cost
    • cost effective - great group pricing
    • you choose the day, duration, place and time
    • flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • greatest impact in the shortest time
    • great team building opportunity
    • more convenient, people don't need to go off-site
    • World's leading reinforcement system

    Delivery Options for In-house training
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    These 60-90 minute sessions are highly motivating and thought provoking

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    3-hour power sessions are targeted and flexible around your operational needs.

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    Full day courses delivered with a strong focus on activities and participation.No death by PowerPoint here!

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    We can run workshops or provide keynote speakers. Let us provide the highlight of your conference.

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    The Learning impact is increased by providing a personalised and contextualised learning experience, followed by ongoing collaboration and reinforcement on demand.

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  • Public Class Dates for Critical Thinking Training Course

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    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
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  • Critical Thinking Training Course Reviews:

    QLD Competition Authority logo
    The course content reinforced the approach I take in doing my work.
    Queensland Competition Authority (QCA)
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    The course and trainer were excellent. Noel was very adaptive to our needs and ensured we worked through at the right pace - adapting as we went.
    NSW Environmental Trust
    NSW Department of Finance logo
    Noel facilitated the course in a way that all participants felt comfortable to be participate in a honest and encouraging manner. She was one of the best facilitators of courses I have attended over the last 30 years.
    Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
    Avery logo
    Learning a model for critical thinking was extremely helpful as now I have a go-to when I need to think through a potential issue. The model was also helpful in that it was succinct. It was also helpful to understand the distinction between "non-critical thinking" Vs "critical thinking" as it allowed me to see where I needed to grow in critical thinking habits.
    Avery Products
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org' ment vt. sounds like augment

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Beyond the classroom, the orgmenta app from PD Training augments our instructor led courses by engaging learners before, during and after training.

The Learning impact is increased by providing a personalised and contextualised learning experience, followed by ongoing collaboration and reinforcement on demand.

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