Critical Thinking: Effective Exploration of Alternative Solutions
Learning to think critically is one of the most valuable activities of adult life. In an era when unfiltered data pours in at an unprecedented rate, developing this essential skill as fully as possible is more important than ever. An increasingly complex world like ours presents increasingly complex problems. What worked in the past may no longer apply. To cope, we must increase our mental range and our ability to explore alternative solutions.
This one-day course guides participants through an applied understanding of critical thinking in adult life. It offers practical approaches for developing thought processes and helps adult learners to think critically in different areas of their personal and professional lives.
What it means to think critically
Recognizing critical thinking
Learning to think critically in adult life
How critical thinking helps to sustain healthy organizations and societies
Effective strategies for facilitating critical thinking
Helping others examine buried assumptions
Techniques for developing alternative ways of thinking
Using the workplace as a resource for thinking and learning
Analyzing issues and commitments
Encouraging active learning
Becoming a skilled facilitator of critical thinking
Risks and rewards of helping others to think critically
- Anyone who is responsible for developing strategic plans and policies to address the goals and objectives of a business or organization. Appropriate for participants who are relatively new to the work world, as well as for seasoned staff who wish to improve or refresh their critical thinking skills.
Raphael Renaux is a global management expert with 20 years of business leadership experience in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, India and East Asia. Throughout his career, Raphael has designed and implemented managerial strategies for multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams and served as a facilitator, lecturer and coach on corporate and academic forums. His research interests focus on successful team building and healthy team dynamics.
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