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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? Learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve your most pressing problems. In this course, you’ll 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 objectively Solve problems more effectively Make dramatically better decisions You’ll also receive: The My Thinking Styles Assessment, which looks at your thinking style preferences A personalized development report with your individual results and areas for development 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 And a toolkit on a flash drive or mobile resource application  

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? Learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve your most pressing problems. In this course, you’ll 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 objectively
  • Solve problems more effectively
  • Make dramatically better decisions

You’ll also receive:

  • The My Thinking Styles Assessment, which looks at your thinking style preferences
  • A personalized development report with your individual results and areas for development
  • 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
  • And a toolkit on a flash drive or mobile resource application

 

  • 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 recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments and draw conclusions
  • Discover 7 ways to spot a weak argument 
  • Know how to translate an abstract idea into something tangible
  • Identify 8 barriers to effective critical thinking 
  • Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
  • React with curiosity instead of emotion
  • Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills

Recognizing the Value of Using Critical Thinking in Business

  • Defining critical thinking
  • Characteristics of effective critical thinkers
  • The role of critical thinking in meeting business challenges

A Critical Thinking Process

  • Using a framework to relate critical thinking to business challenges
  • Describing critical thinking using the RED (Recognize assumptions, Evaluate arguments, Draw conclusions) Model
  • Positioning the RED Model within a critical thinking framework

Obtaining Feedback on Your Critical Thinking Skills

  • Recognizing the value of gaining insight into one’s critical thinking skills
  • Relating critical thinking skills to other business skills
  • Uses for the "My Thinking Styles" assessment 
  • "My Thinking Styles" Development Report
  • Your personal "Thinking Styles" Development Report 

A Context for Critical Thinking

  • Identifying personal situations where critical thinking has been and could be used
  • Selecting techniques for using critical thinking skills and the RED model
  • Relating insight from your "Thinking Styles" report and feedback to a personal critical thinking situation

Applying Critical Thinking Tools and Skills in Business Situations

  • Practicing using critical thinking skills and techniques in a real business situation
  • Initial action plan for development of critical thinking skills 

Special Feature

AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner—producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.

 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
Download Extended Seminar Outline PDF

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 (AMA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AMA complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AMA is authorized 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

26 Sessions Available

Online Schedule

6 Sessions Available

  • $2,645.00 Non Members
  • $2,395.00 AMA Members
  • $2,079.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-06-24 2019-06-25 Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 2 Days MA Boston 02110-1817 Boston Register Now

  2019-07-15 2019-07-16 Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 16, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-07-18 2019-07-19 Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2019-08-01 2019-08-02 Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-08-15 2019-08-16 Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 2 Days PA Philadelphia 19019 Philadelphia Register Now

  2019-08-22 2019-08-23 Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-08-26 2019-08-27 Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-09-12 2019-09-13 Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-09-16 2019-09-17 Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019 2 Days TX Austin 73301 Austin Register Now

  2019-09-26 2019-09-27 Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-10-07 2019-10-08 Oct 7, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  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 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

  2020-01-09 2020-01-10 Jan 9, 2020 - Jan 10, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-02-05 2020-02-06 Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 6, 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

  2020-03-02 2020-03-03 Mar 2, 2020 - Mar 3, 2020 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-03-16 2020-03-17 Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 17, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

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