Critical Thinking – Knowing the unknown

It is well known that to be an influential and successful leader one has to have a number of skill sets. Critical thinking is a crucial skill that makes one standout from the group. Have you been in situations where you have to reason about beliefs and actions? Do you find yourself in situations where you have to engage in finding creative solutions to problems? Don’t we all like to understand the reason behind the claims held and analyse if it’s true or not? And if we are able to justify our view with clarity and logic, wouldn’t that be more exciting? Critical thinking enables us to implement that. Critical thinking is a way of critically and logically analysing information for effective decision making.

Critical Thinking Need Addressed
  • Would you like to practice effective critical thinking to analyse information logically?
  • Do you find yourself spending too much in thinking the reason behind various beliefs and actions?
  • Do you struggle to make right decisions?
  • Do you want to learn the difference between reacting and responding?
  • Is there a difficulty in implementing different techniques to make better decisions?
  • Do you like to understand your own thought process more clearly?
  • Do you wish to learn to use ladder of inference and evaluate your assumptions?
  • Do you wish to develop creative and effective solutions?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then Critical Thinking – Knowing the unknown is just for you

Critical Thinking Program Objectives

The Critical Thinking program focuses preparing leaders to systematically infer the reasons or justification behind certain practices and evaluate its effectiveness. It provides leaders a never- before learning opportunity to understand ways to handle issues and come up with justified answers along with supporting facts.

Critical Thinking Program Features

Critical Thinking – Knowing the unknown is an experiential training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices the session is designed to enable people to objectively analyse and evaluate issues.

Pre-Work

1-Day intensive training

Virtual Follow-Up

Critical Thinking Program Outcomes
  • Identify reasons behind certain beliefs
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Identify perceptions and biases
  • Discover approaches to effectively analyse and evaluate data
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to make better decisions at work
  • Enhance personal effectiveness through efficiently implementing critical thinking
  • Improve communication and influence with a logical approach to thinking
Experience Critical Thinking – Knowing the unknown

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Critical Thinking Session Plan
Session NameBrief Overview
IntroductionsParticipants are introduced to the entire structure of the course and their commitment reaffirmed.
Core critical thinking skillsIdentify and understand core skills for critical thinking.
Understanding assumptions, perceptions and biasesEmploy a 2 step process to understand mental models to identify assumptions, perceptions and biases.
Use Ladder of Inference to make logical decisions
Components/ Standards of critical thinkerIdentify behavioral traits of a critical thinker.
Elements of Critical ThinkingUnderstand purpose, points of view, information, inferences, implications of critical thinking.
Intellectual traits for critical thinkingUnderstand 8 intellectual traits for critical thinking and how to develop them.
Connect and practiceDiscussing how to apply the various standards to the elements of critical thinking and apply them to real life scenarios.
Tools to improve critical thinking skillsThe five basic tools that aid in better engagement in critical thinking.
Questioning and Critical thinkingIdentify three levels of questioning: Literal, Inferential and Evaluative and their role in critical thinking.
Start Stop ContinuePractice critical thinking and identify strategies on developing critical thinking.

This is the overview of Critical Thinking – Knowing the unknown. The program is customizable based on client requirements. To know more, write to us at contact@strengthscape.com