Critical Thinking and Decision Making

This Manager course for Critical thinking involves looking at situations, events and circumstances in a deliberate and reflective way. It involves evaluating a range of perspectives free from bias. This 1 day course is ideal for managers who want to improve their decision-making skills.

1 day course
4.50  (8 reviews)
What you will learn:
  • Identify the steps in the critical thinking process.
  • Apply a range of decision making strategies.
  • Explain the concept of cognitive bias.
  • Develop strategies to avoid the top four cognitive biases.
  • Practice focusing on one task at a time.
  • Improve your current strategic thinking skills.
  • Use strategic thinking to improve the decision-making process and make faster decisions.
What you'll get:
Lunch and refreshments
Hard copy workbook
Capped class sizes

This course will provide you with the processes to enable you to identify and evaluate specific situations quickly and to make more impactful decisions.

This course is ideal for:

This course is suitable for new and emerging leaders as well as existing and senior managers who want to improve their strategic thinking and decision making skills.


Online Course Prerequisites:

A working computer with a microphone and speaker installed.  No software needs to be installed before the training session however, we require an up-to-date web browser. For the best experience, we recommend downloading the latest Google Chrome browser.

Topics covered in this training course:

Increase your understanding of critical thinking and how it supports problem-solving and decision making.

How fast and slow thinking shapes perception and choice.

Everyone makes mistakes. What’s important is to identify how they occur so they’re not repeated.

A technique to investigate the root causes of a problem and develop suitable solutions.

Avoid willful blindness and the cognitive biases that limit your decision-making ability.

Use the SCAMPER technique to generate new ideas or rethink existing ones.

Identify the cognitive price of thinking and the myth of multi-tasking.

  • Know: Seek and observe global/political trends.
  • Think: Ask the tough questions.
  • Speak: Structure your verbal and written communication to help your audience focus on the core message.
  • Act: Allow time for thinking and embrace healthy conflict.

Avoid the urgency trap that limits your critical thinking time. Shine your focus on the right priorities and avoid extreme tilts through controlled flexibility.

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from 8 reviews
“Small group opportunity to debrief more after each section”
Melane, Mar 2021
“Paul is a great facilitator”
Bethany, Mar 2021
“Thanks again for a great course.”
Simone, Mar 2021
“Liked the small class”
Jodie, Mar 2021