Critical Thinking

Overview

Critical Thinking

From Wednesday, November 22, 2017
To Friday, November 24, 2017
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By applying critical thinking to the tasks and challenges you face in your work, you will begin to experience breakthroughs you never thought possible. You will feel sure you really are on the thinking edge—that you really have “thought of everything!”

This seminar will include several videotapes, as well as case studies and a self-scoring thinking-style assessment that will be administered in class.

Benefits

Critical Thinking

From Wednesday, November 22, 2017
To Friday, November 24, 2017
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How You Will Benefit
  • Become familiar with different styles of thinking and identify your personal preferences
  • Ask yourself “big picture” questions
  • Learn how to challenge assumptions and expand perceptions about situations
  • Come to better conclusions and decisions more often
  • Influence and persuade others with clear thinking and clear language
  • Manage team idea exchanges
  • Learn how to find out what you don’t know—and solve the real problem
  • Apply what you learn to the day-to-day operation of your business

What

Critical Thinking

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What You Will Cover

What Is Critical Thinking?
  • Recognize what makes excellent critical thinking
  • Distinguish elements of the thinking process
  • Understand how critical thinking works in a team setting
 
Importance of Values and how they affect Critical Thinking
  • Build a framework for integrating values and rational skills
  • Understand how critical thinking works in a team setting
  • Challenging Assumptions – a key obstacle to Critical Thinking
  • Use active listening and effective communication strategies to build rapport while probing for assumptions
  • Understand Socratic dialogue techniques
 
How to Develop and Apply Excellent Critical Thinking Skills in the Workplace?
  • Overcoming barriers to Critical Thinking in the Workplace
  • Thinking critical using questions of fact, preference and opinion to reasoned judgment
  • Recognize what makes excellent critical thinking
  • Explore new approaches for developing all four brain systems
  • Follow a structural critical thinking process to keep track of your thinking
 
How Can I Use More of My Brain to Sharpen My Critical Thinking Skills?
  • Discover your own thinking style preference
  • Identify the four brain quadrants and their respective multiple intelligences
 
Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Team Problem Solving
  • Apply the Socratic method for problem solving in a team setting and personal goal setting
  • Expand our thinking capacity by with whole-brain thinking as a tool for building intellectual empathy
  • Influence others with clear thinking 

Who

Critical Thinking

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Who Should Attend
 
All business professionals who want to enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business.

Faculty

Critical Thinking

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Faculty Spotlight

Cathy JohnsonAlfred Chan

Alfred is Executive Director of Imperial Consulting in Singapore. He has been in management consulting for over 20 years, with Arthur D. Little, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Arthur Andersen and KPMG, in the last two firms as a Partner and a Director respectively. Prior to management consulting, he was in investment banking for five years, with Morgan Guaranty (JP Morgan) and DBS Bank.
 

Alfred’s work in management consulting has focused on strategy, financial, privatization and organizational advisory services. He has led projects in strategic and business planning, market research, project feasibility analysis, design and implementation of performance management systems (balanced scorecard, EVA), financial modeling and analysis, business valuation, cost and pricing analysis, financial restructuring, industry reform and regulation, corporatization and privatization, and organizational restructuring. In investment banking, he was involved in a range of capital market and corporate finance advisory work.
 

Alfred has an MBA (Finance Major) from Columbia Business School in New York where he graduated top of his graduating class. He also has a BE (Hons) in electrical engineering from the University of Melbourne, earned under a Colombo Plan Scholarship. Alfred has also completed Morgan Guaranty’s nine-month Commercial Bank Management Program in New York and attended the Kaplan and Norton Balanced Scorecard Certification Bootcamp.
 

Apart from running Imperial Consulting in Singapore, Alfred also conducts training for the company’s clients in his two areas of expertise: strategy and finance. Finance courses he trains in include “Finance for Non-financial Managers” and “Financial Analysis and Valuation”. Strategy courses he conducts include “Strategic Planning for Business Leaders” and “From Operational Manager to Strategic Thinker”. Alfred also conducts the Accounting, Finance and Strategy modules of "5-Day "MBA" Workshop" as well as programs in Critical Thinking.

Schedule/Fees

Critical Thinking

From Wednesday, November 22, 2017
To Friday, November 24, 2017
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Venue Date Fees (USD)    
Singapore 22nd - 24th November 2017 1950