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Onsite Seminar

General Management & Leadership

Tools of Critical Thinking and Analysis

  1. Introduction/Overview of the Critical Process
    1. How and Why

  2. What is Critical Thinking and Why We Need to Employ It
    1. Value to Organizations
    2. Impacts to Individuals

  3. How to Improve the Process
    1. Procedures
    2. Impacts

  4. What is Reasoning?
    1. Patterns
    2. Processes
    3. Outcomes

  5. How to Employ a Reasoning Process
    1. Assumptions
    2. Inductive/Deductive
    3. Validation
    4. Context
    5. Think Mapping
    6. War Gaming

  6. Understanding the Idea Process
    1. Clarification
    2. Expression
    3. Ideas

  7. Reason Acceptability and Relationship
    1. Five Tier Process
    2. Expression-Truncated
    3. Risk Management
    4. Connecting the Dots

  8. Source Selection and Qualification
    1. Subject Matter Experts
    2. Outside Professionals
    3. How Best to Qualify
    4. Developing a Labor-Skill Matrix

  9. How Inferences Enter the Process
    1. Explanations
    2. Causal(s)

  10. Making the Correct Decision
    1. Options
    2. Consequences
    3. Cause and Effect
    4. Validation to Outcome
    5. Valuation to Organization
    6. Risk Impact

  11. Summary & Conclusion


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