CM-107 CRITICAL THINKING 2.0: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

CM-107 CRITICAL THINKING 2.0: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

DESCRIPTION

Want to improve your Critical Thinking Skills even more? This follow up course to the popular Embedding Critical Thinking in the Audit Process dives deeper into critical thinking skills while also exploring many new critical thinking topics. This course will help participants improve decision making and create better solutions both at work and at home. This exercise, case-study filled course will leave participants buzzing with new ideas and thoughts on how to solve their most pressing problems.  Participants will discover how to ask the right questions in the right way, challenge assumptions and learn to see other’s point of view to improve solutions.

This activity packed two-day course uses lecture, case studies, small group exercises, videos and games to keep participants engaged throughout the learning process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the thinking process and how it impacts decision making
  • Identify and remove barriers to thinking critically
  • Understand different thinking styles and behaviors
  • Learn how you can develop intellectual traits
  • Ask better questions
  • Improve reading, writing and analytical skills

COURSE OUTLINE

The Human Mind

  • Thinking, feeling, wanting
  • Rational capacities
  • Irrational tendencies
  • Normal human behaviors

Barriers to Critical Thinking

  • Fallacies
  • Inferences
  • Biases
  • Assumptions
  • Egocentric thinking
  • Sociocentric thinking (Group Think)

Types of Thinkers

  • Fair-minded Critical Thinker
  • Selfish Critical Thinking
  • Naïve Thinker
  • Good leaders and bad leaders

Developing Intellectual Character

  • Intellectual standards
  • Intellectual characteristics
  • Embodying intellectual character

Asking Essential Questions

  • Analytic questions
  • Evaluative questions
  • Questioning for self-knowledge
  • Questioning systematically
  • Socratic questioning

Analytical Thinking

  • Basic Theory of Analysis
  • Getting started
  • Analysis and logic
  • A deeper level of understanding

Critical Thinking & Creative Thinking

  • Why critical and creative thought are inseparable
  • Reasoning as a critical act
  • Foundations of meaningfulness
  • Figuring out the “logic of things”
  • Critiquing thinking

Using Critical Thinking Skills in Reading

  • Reading for a purpose
  • Avoiding impressionistic reading
  • Reading reflectively
  • Five levels of reading
  • Structural reading
  • Reading to learn

Using Critical Thinking Skills in Writing

  • Writing for a purpose
  • Types of writing
  • Substantive writing
  • Relating core ideas to other ideas
  • Questioning as you write
  • Writing substantively to analyze reasoning

Improvement Techniques

  • Red Team concept
  • Getting beyond group think
  • Priming critical thinking
  • Getting past the Planning Fallacy
  • Improvement plans
Duration

CPE

Delivery

Field

Level

Who Should Attend

Prerequisites

Advanced Preparation

2 Days

16

Group-Live

Auditing

Intermediate

Professionals of all levels and areas

Two years professional experience

None