Analytical Thinking


A typical day at work presents a steady stream of problems to solve, decisions to make, data to decipher, and situations to assess. We perform analysis so routinely that we don’t always realize we are doing it, much less that there are scientific principles and strategies we could use to do it better.

This course will give participants powerful tools to speed up analysis and problem solving, reduce the stress of decision making, and improve your confidence. You will learn to analyze a problem critically and objectively and discover robust and proven tools and techniques for assessing a problem and finding a solution. Your freshly sharpened analytical skills will help you make defendable decisions that ensure the best use of resources and that are considerate of all stakeholders.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of proper data collection
  • Assess a problem accurately
  • Apply a comprehensive approach that will lead to sound recommendations, regardless of the issue
  • Use open source tools to enhance problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Use your analytical skills to persuade: presenting results and solutions for maximum impact and influence



  • Professionals who want to be better and faster at reaching the right conclusions and making the right decisions
  • Anyone who must influence others with solution-based decisions and clear thinking
  • Anyone resolved to move away from a "crisis management" mode of operation



12 hours



  • $1095 (plus tax)


Featured Instructor

Walid Ayoub, B.Com, CPA has designed and delivered workshops for the Professional Development Institute for over nine years. He has worked for over 17 years in the Federal Public Service in a variety of departments and agencies. Passionate about training, and fluently bilingual, Walid has an outstanding ability to engage his audience while promoting an environment of positive classroom interaction.


I have taken many courses (...) and it does not happen often that I feel I will be able to 'really' use the information I have obtained in this course. Thank you!  


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