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Critical Thinking Development Workshop

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In today’s society, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths?

The answer lies in critical thinking skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. This two-day workshop is recommended for professionals who want to enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business, and individuals who desire to develop critical thinking and problem solving as a core competency. It will combine practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving.

Participants will learn to define critical and non-critical thinking, identify personal critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement, describe other thinking styles such as left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking, work through the critical thinking process to build or analyze arguments, develop and evaluate explanations, improve key critical thinking skills, use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques, and prepare and present powerful arguments.

Course Outline

  • Understanding critical thinking
  • Where do other types of thinking fit in? (including whole-brain and left and right brain)
  • Pitfalls to reasoned decision making
  • The critical thinking process
  • A critical thinker’s skill set
  • Creating explanations
  • Dealing with assumptions
  • Common sense
  • Critical and creative thought systems
  • Plenty of hands-on case studies

The course will be facilitated by Dr. Dr. Maria Vida G. Caparas, who holds a Master’s Degree and Ph.D., Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology. She is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with invaluable experiences in Organizational Development as a Human Resource, Training and OD practitioner. Shewas a Trainer Delegate of DFA-Foreign Service Institute in Italy and Singapore in 1999-2000. Dr. Caparas is a recipient of various national awards and also a professor in prestigious universities. She also wrote three books on Psychology/HR Management titled Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice, Uses of Psychological Tests, and Human Resource Management.

The workshop fee is PHP6,500 and includes small group workshops, snacks and lunch, a specialized student workbook, a personalized certificate of participation, a free eBook on thinking skills, and a free Profiles Critical Thinking, Logic, Comprehension and Perception Assessment (CTA) – this assessment provides raw scores and percentile ranking for each of the areas measured. The areas include; Evaluative, analytic and inferential reasoning; deductive and inductive reasoning; logical reasoning, and reasoning and comprehension.

To learn more or register, please visit ProfilesAsiaPacific.com.


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Business Leadership: Becoming Management Material

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Join Profiles Asia Pacific’s Business Leadership workshop November 18 to 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! This two-day workshop would be beneficial for anyone who interacts with internal or external customers, project managers, employees who serve on teams, and anyone who wants to enhance their leadership skills in order to achieve outstanding results. It is designed to help create and accomplish your personal best and help you lead others excel. At its core, leadership means setting goals, lighting a path, and persuading others to follow. But the responsibility entails much more. By accepting the challenge to lead, you come to realize that the only limits are those you place on yourself.

Participants will learn to identify their leadership profile and explore how to use this knowledge to take control of their future, assess leadership competencies and learn how to develop strengths, identify additional skills and tools to make a better leader, develop the ability to influence and communicate with others, become a better problem-solver and decision-maker, discover how to prepare for and embrace the forces of change, and create a strategy to actively use these skills in the workplace.

Course Outline

  • Leadership profile and competencies to highlight your strengths and challenges
  • Directional and consequential thinking and how to develop these skills
  • Strategies for influencing others through improved communication and interaction
  • Your role in making meetings effective, both as a leader and as a participant
  • Critical problem-solving skills and the tools and techniques you can use
  • Strategic planning with a SWOT analysis to introduce change
  • Ways to manage the change process effectively for sustainable growth

This course will be facilitated by Dr. Maria Vida Caparas. Dr. Caparas holds a Master’s Degree and Ph.D., Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology. She is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with invaluable experiences in Organizational Development as a Human Resource, Training and OD practitioner. She authored three books on Psychology/HR Management and was a Trainer Delegate of DFA-Foreign Service Institute in Italy and Singapore in 1999-2000. Dr. Caparas is a recipient of various national awards and also a professor in prestigious universities.

The workshop fee is PHP10,500 and includes instruction by an expert facilitator, small group workshops that promote “active learning,” a specialized student workbook, a free eBook, personalized certificate of participation, snacks and lunch, and a free management skills test. This assessment is designed to measure knowledge and understanding of general management and organization principles. The test assesses competencies that have been identified as important through extensive studies of management positions in a wide range of of organizations and settings. The measures include performance management, coaching and development, planning, organization, scheduling, problem solving, interpersonal relations, communications, flexibility, dependability, ethical conduct and overall performance.

To learn more or register, please visit ProfilesAsiaPacific.com.


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