Critical Thinking Workshop

Critical thinking is the foundation of effective decision making. Leaders and teams are required to make decisions and act on those decisions to achieve the goals for the organisation. Individuals will have a greatly enhanced life satisfaction if they are able to identify faulty reasoning in themselves and others, to eliminate bias and prejudice and inappropriate haste in their decision-making, and develop the courage and integrity to have the disposition towards truth and rationality.

In a society swamped by information, it becomes even more crucial to be able to evaluate and sift information and opinion before deciding and taking action. The MetaSkill Critical Thinking Program provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information so that you are able to separate knowledge from opinion, fact from belief and prejudice, and have the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

MetaSkill will customise the training program to ensure that the critical thinking skills presented are precisely targeted to the problems you are wanting to solve and the behaviours that you are intending to approve.

Critical Thinking will lead to you being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This workshop will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career and provide a great skill in your everyday life. It will provide you with the foundational skills required to be an effective thinker and decision maker.

Critical Thinking Workshop: Structure and Objectives

  • Understand the relationship between critical thinking and the learning organisation
  • Understand the relationship between critical thinking and the learning organisation
  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Use logical thinking and understand the importance of structured argument form
  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Develop self-awareness of our own critical thinking strengths and weaknesses
  • Relate critical thinking skills to decision making and problem solving
  • Develop the disposition to be a critical thinker
  • How your personality might influence your critical thinking stance
  • Consider a range of critical thinking models, including:
    • Traditional philosophical
    • Military, where the need for effective decision making is a life and death issue and much studied
    • Adapted management models, such as Steven Covey’s 7 Habits model.