Course Code: 26

Critical Thinking

Class Dates:
1/2 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • This 1/2 Day course was designed to cover critical business and professional development topics in the shortest time possible. . With a wealth of hands-on exercises, this course keeps you engaged and help you retain critical skills.

    Solving problems. Evaluating options. Choosing direction. You need to be adept at critical thinking every day on the job. Learn how to tell the difference between effective and ineffective methods of thought. When you can show that your decisions are based on sound reasoning, you give yourself an unbeatable advantage as a leader or a rising star.


Course Details

  • Part 1: Understanding Critical vs. Noncritical Thinking
  • The Case for Critical Thinking
  • Recognize Deceptive Reasoning
  • Detect Emotional Manipulation
  • Styles of Noncritical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking Styles
  • Become a Critical Thinker
  • Summary
  • Part 2: Recognizing and Evaluating Arguments
  • Define Arguments
  • Step 1: Pinpoint Issues
  • Step 2: Identify Arguments
  • Step 3: Seek Clarity
  • Step 4: Understand Context
  • Step 5: Find Credibility
  • Step 6: Look for Consistency
  • Step 7: Judge Arguments
  • Present Ideas Powerfully
  • Summary
  • Part 3: Developing and Evaluating Explanations
  • Explanations vs. Arguments
  • Formulate Explanations
  • Element 1: Gather Information
  • Element 2: Process Information
  • Element 3: Develop Hypotheses
  • Element 4: Test Hypotheses
  • Ask Discovery Questions
  • Challenge Assumptions
  • Summary