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.

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