Critical Thinking for Problem Solving


Course Description

Critical Thinking is one of the fundamental skills desired for both managers and staff of any organization. According to a 2016 survey of 63,924 managers and 14,167 recent graduates, critical thinking was identified as the number one soft skill managers felt graduates were lacking. Additionally, a Wall Street Journal analysis of standardized test scores given to freshmen and seniors at 200 colleges found the average graduate showed little or no improvement in critical thinking over four years. Half of employers in the same WSJ analysis rated their employees’ critical thinking skills as average or worse. These survey results and other relevant research point to the fact that both students enrolled in higher education and workforces in the U.S. fall short of expectations in critical thinking. The good news, though, is that critical thinking is a learned skill. This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding and improving your critical thinking skills.

This course focuses first on how we think and how well we think, and then addresses effective critical thinking skills such as planning, problem solving, mission execution, personnel recruitment and retention, developing strategic communications, and enhancing the working environment. The overall goal of the course is to help participants contribute to operational effectiveness and efficiency within their respective organizations.

Learning Objectives
  • Apply enhanced critical thinking skills.
  • Understand how they think.
  • Understand critical thinking strategies and tools.
Course Details

Course Duration: 5 hours VILT / Equivalent to one full day of classroom training.

Virtual Class Size: Up to 20 participants.

Delivery Method: Course is available in-person and virtually.

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