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Critical Thinking

Demonstrate clearer and more effective critical thinking skills for business

Feeling overwhelmed? What if you could learn a process for thinking to make better decisions and create better solutions? In this course, you’ll learn and practice techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve your most pressing problems. You’ll also discover how to ask the right questions, challenge assumptions and see others’ viewpoints with clarity. You’ll learn how to: Translate abstract ideas into tangible results Evaluate ideas and adjust assumptions Solve problems based on credible evidence Make dramatically better decisions You’ll also receive: The “My Thinking Styles” assessment, which gauges your thinking style preferences A personalized development report with your individual results and areas for development AMA’s Critical Thinking Model, with an action plan for implementing critical thinking and decision-making skills back at work Pre- and post-seminar assessments Tune-up materials to review what you've learned after the event A skill-enabling toolkit, downloadable from the AMA Learning Portal

Seminar Number: 02533

  • In a Classroom
  • Online
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

All business professionals who want to enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business.

Note: Before attending this session, you will receive a link to the online “My Thinking Styles” assessment. You must complete the assessment to participate fully in this seminar.

  •   Classroom2 Day(s)
    1.2 CEU, 14 CPE, 12 CPU, 12 PDCs, 12 PDU
  •   Online4 Lesson(s)
    1.2 CEU, 14 CPE, 12 CPU, 12 PDCs, 12 PDU
  •   101 Course Level
 

Feeling overwhelmed? What if you could learn a process for thinking to make better decisions and create better solutions? In this course, you’ll learn and practice techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve your most pressing problems. You’ll also discover how to ask the right questions, challenge assumptions and see others’ viewpoints with clarity.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Translate abstract ideas into tangible results
  • Evaluate ideas and adjust assumptions
  • Solve problems based on credible evidence
  • Make dramatically better decisions

You’ll also receive:

  • The “My Thinking Styles” assessment, which gauges your thinking style preferences
  • A personalized development report with your individual results and areas for development
  • AMA’s Critical Thinking Model, with an action plan for implementing critical thinking and decision-making skills back at work
  • Pre- and post-seminar assessments
  • Tune-up materials to review what you've learned after the event
  • A skill-enabling toolkit, downloadable from the AMA Learning Portal
  • Utilize critical thinking skills when making business decisions
  • Be able to quickly identify and frame the problem, solve the problem and enable action through organizational awareness and relationship management
  • Discover 7 ways to spot a weak argument
  • Know how to translate abstract ideas into more tangible and actionable items
  • Identify 8 barriers to effective critical thinking
  • Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
  • React with curiosity instead of emotion

The Mindset for Critical Thinking

  • Understanding the neurological and psychological brain functions involved in critical thinking
  • Discovering the mental habits that dispose people to be effective critical thinkers

Clarifying Problems Using Critical Thinking Techniques

  • Gathering and assessing data
  • Analyzing a given situation to identify the problems at hand
  • Recognizing your assumptions and cognitive biases
  • Unmasking persuasion techniques
  • Identifying and managing emotions
  • Framing and translating issues into formulated, actionable items

Developing Solutions and Solving Problems with Critical Thinking Skills

  • Applying counterfactual thinking techniques to assess and refine solutions
  • Using diagrams to assess data, check for gaps and communicate solutions to others
  • Seek relevant alternative viewpoints for constructive critique

Understanding Your Mindset for Critical Thinking

  • Interpreting feedback on your “My Thinking Styles” assessment
  • Gaining insight into your critical thinking mindset
  • Selecting which parts of your mindset to develop further

Organizational Context and Awareness for Critical Thinking

  • Analyzing power relationships, values, and formal and informal structures of your team or organization
  • Acquiring key interpersonal and communication strategies to strengthen your relationships

Implementing Your New Knowledge and Skills

  • Anticipating pitfalls you may encounter as a critical thinker
  • Creating an action plan for development of critical thinking skills

 Learning Objectives

  • Promote Critical Thinking as a Valuable Process in the Workplace
  • Use Critical Thinking Skills When Making Business Decisions and
    Taking Action
  • Select Specific Tools to Use When Conducting Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking in Business

  • Define Critical Thinking
  • Describe the Characteristics of Effective Critical Thinkers
  • Relate the Role of Critical Thinking in Meeting Business Challenges

The RED Method of Critical Thinking

  • Identify the Skill Areas of the Critical Thinking Process
  • Recognize and Use Skills That Support the Critical Thinking Process

Appraising Your Critical Thinking

  • Recognize the Value of Gaining Insight into Your Critical Thinking Skills
  • Review Feedback on Your “My Thinking Styles” Inventory
  • Understand the Connection Between Your Individual Thinking Style and the RED Approach to Critical Thinking

Context for Critical Thinking: Organizational Awareness and Managing Relationships

  • Understand the Attributes Associated with Organizational Awareness and Managing Relationships
  • Anticipate Interpersonal Strategies You Will Need to Implement Critical Thinking at Work

Applying Critical Thinking Skills and Tools

  • Practice Using Critical Thinking Skills and Techniques in a Real Business Situation
  • Identify Personal Situations Where Critical Thinking Can Be Used
  • Select Tools for Using Critical Thinking Skills

Implementing Your New Knowledge and Skills

  • Anticipate Pitfalls You May Encounter as a Critical Thinker
  • Create an Action Plan for Development of Critical Thinking Skills

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn to Use Critical Thinking Skills to Arrive at Better Decisions More Confidently and Determine What Matters Most in Meeting Business Challenges
  • Learn to Use Critical Thinking Skills and Tools to Examine the Information Knowledge You Have, Accurately Understand Situations from Multiple Perspectives, and Take Appropriate Action

LESSON ONE

Critical Thinking in Business

  • Define Critical Thinking
  • Describe Characteristics of Effective Critical Thinkers
  • Relate the Role of Critical Thinking in Meeting Business Challenges

The RED Model of Critical Thinking

  • Identify the Skill Areas of the Critical Thinking Process
  • Recognize and Use Skills That Support the Critical Thinking Process

LESSON TWO

Appraising Your Critical Thinking Skills

  • Recognize the Value of Gaining Insight into Your Critical Thinking Skills
  • Review Feedback on Your “My Thinking StylesTM” Assessment
  • Understand the Connection Between Your Individual Thinking Style and the RED Approach to Critical Thinking

Applying Critical Thinking Skills and Tools

  • Practice Using Critical Thinking Skills and Techniques in a Real Business Situation
  • Identify Personal Situations Where Critical Thinking Can Be Used
  • Select Tools for Using Critical Thinking Skills

LESSON THREE

Applying Critical Thinking Skills and Tools (cont’d)

  • Practice Using Critical Thinking Skills and Techniques in a Real Business Situation
  • Identify Personal Situations Where Critical Thinking Can Be Used
  • Select Tools for Using Critical Thinking Skills

Developing Organizational Awareness and Managing Relationships

  • Understand the Attributes Associated with Organizational Awareness and Managing Relationships
  • Anticipate Interpersonal Strategies You Will Need to Implement Critical Thinking at Work

Implementing Your New Knowledge and Skills

  • Anticipate Pitfalls You May Encounter as a Critical Thinker
  • Create an Action Plan for Development of Critical Thinking Skills
Download Extended Seminar Outline PDF

This course qualifies for 12 CPUs toward your recertification as a CAP (Certified Analytics Professionals).

 

American Management Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

AMA has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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AMA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

 

AMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. For additional information or for more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact Martha Leon at 212-903-8173.

Recommended CPE Credit: 14 hours/Intermediate
Prerequisites: Familiarity with fundamentals of analytical skills
Advance Preparation: Online pre-assessment - My Thinking Skills Styles
Delivery Method: Group Live/Group Internet-based
Field of Study: Non-Technical – Personal Development

Classroom Schedule

25 Sessions Available

Online Schedule

5 Sessions Available

  • $2,645.00 Non Members
  • $2,395.00 AMA Members
  • $2,268.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-10-24 2019-10-25 Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-10-28 2019-10-29 Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-11-04 2019-11-05 Nov 4, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-11-11 2019-11-12 Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 12, 2019 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-11-21 2019-11-22 Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 2 Days CA Anaheim 92801 Anaheim Register Now

  2019-12-05 2019-12-06 Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-12-09 2019-12-10 Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019 2 Days MA Boston 02110-1817 Boston Register Now

  2019-12-12 2019-12-13 Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 2 Days TX Dallas 75001-3505 Dallas Register Now

  2019-12-16 2019-12-17 Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-12-18 2019-12-19 Dec 18, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-02-05 2020-02-06 Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 6, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-02-13 2020-02-14 Feb 13, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-02-24 2020-02-25 Feb 24, 2020 - Feb 25, 2020 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2020-03-30 2020-03-31 Mar 30, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-04-02 2020-04-03 Apr 2, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-04-06 2020-04-07 Apr 6, 2020 - Apr 7, 2020 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-04-13 2020-04-14 Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2020-04-27 2020-04-28 Apr 27, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020 2 Days CO Denver 80002 Denver Register Now

  2020-05-04 2020-05-05 May 4, 2020 - May 5, 2020 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2020-05-18 2020-05-19 May 18, 2020 - May 19, 2020 2 Days NV Las Vegas 88901 Las Vegas Register Now

  2020-06-04 2020-06-05 Jun 4, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-06-08 2020-06-09 Jun 8, 2020 - Jun 9, 2020 2 Days PA Philadelphia 19019 Philadelphia Register Now

  2020-06-18 2020-06-19 Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020 2 Days TX Dallas 75001 Dallas Register Now

  2020-07-13 2020-07-14 Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-07-16 2020-07-17 Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

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