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 workshop will give you 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.

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  • Understanding the importance of proper data collection

  • Defining and assessing a problem accurately

  • Applying a comprehensive approach that will lead to sound recommendations, regardless of the issue

  • Using open source tools to enhance problem-solving and decision-making abilities

  • Using your analytical skills to persuade: presenting results and solutions for maximum impact and influence

  • Lessons learned: how to apply what you learn from one case to improve decision making and problem solving in the future

  • 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

Walid Ayoub, B.Com, CPA, has worked for over 20 years in the Federal Public Service. His diversified experience ranges from course facilitator at Algonquin College, negotiating data requirements as Enterprise Portfolio Manager at Statistics Canada, and conducting program reviews of government 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!"

Online Distance Learning 

Certain sessions of this course are now offered online via live video conferencing. Online session are indicated in parenthesis in the box below.

Register today by selecting an online session.


Select a session

Analytical Thinking (Online Session)
June 23, 24, 25, 2021
8:30 - 12:30
Analytical Thinking (Online Session)
August 25, 26, 27, 2021
8:30 - 12:30
Analytical Thinking (Online Session)
September 29, 30, October 1, 2021
8:30 - 12:30
Analytical Thinking (Online Session)
November 3, 4, 5, 2021
12:30 - 16:30
Analytical Thinking (Online Session)
December 1, 2, 3, 2021
8:30 - 12:30

Did you know?

This workshop is part of our new Certificate in Knowledge Management. Click here to read more about the certificate requirements.

Group Training

Our courses and certificate programs, delivered exclusively to your employees, offer different levels of training customization to meet your organization’s specific requirements.

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