Critical Thinking

Demonstrate clearer and more effective critical thinking skills for business.

The ability to think critically is one of the most important skills you can learn in order to effectively address today’s complex business problems. As a critical thinker, you’ll be able to step back, examine your thinking process and make better decisions. You’ll learn to ask the right questions, challenge assumptions and see others’ viewpoints with greater clarity. You’ll generate better results in a shorter time by applying these powerful thinking skills. 

How You Will Benefit

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  • Use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
  • Be able to quickly identify and frame the problem, solve the problem and enable action through organizational awareness and relationship management
  • Discover 7 ways to spot a weak argument
  • Know how to translate abstract ideas into more tangible and actionable items
  • Identify 8 barriers to effective critical thinking
  • Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
  • React with curiosity instead of emotion

Course Features:

  • Self-assessment for insight into your thinking style preferences
  • Job aids to help you apply your skills back in workplace
  • Structured mini-case studies and critical thinking exercises to challenge your understanding of key principles
  • Hands-on activities engage participants in demonstrating skills

Who Should Attend

All business professionals who want to enhance their thinking skills in order to achieve better results.

Live Online classes are delivered in partnership with American Management Association.


$2,795 Non Member Fee
$2,495 Member Fee

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

$2,795 Non Member Fee
$2,495 Member Fee

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

When colleagues learn together, everyone benefits!

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This course supports the following Organizational Impact Areas:

  • Strategic Alignment Impact Area - aligning priorities, decision-making and change adoption
124 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Sean A., Senior Associate. International Financing, Guarantees May 12, 2023

    The course was very well executed was happy with the course material and also the course delivery no issues from my end.

  • J. McCutcheon Feb 28, 2023

    Great course, however it felt like most examples were business like. Would like some examples that were more industry or equipment related. But still instructor was good and provided lots of suggestions

  • R. Campbell Feb 28, 2023

    Hazel is a very knowledgeable instructor and it was easy to remain engaged. Thanks for providing great tools for critical thinking

  • Past Participant, Ontario Medical Association Dec 13, 2022

    I think Joe did a very good job of facilitating the 4 sessions. He brought additional insight and perspective that was not in the manual. He has strong communications skills. If I could offer one piece of constructive feedback it would be that when he recognizes shortcomings in the materials, he should adapt and/or offer to take the feedback under consideration so that the input might be adopted in future iterations of the materials. I found it a little frustrating that when the group identified opportunities to clarify content in case studies, for example, Joe said "The preferred answer is..." despite there being a disconnect between the content and the answer options.

  • Amin Ali Abdi, Export Development Canada Sep 20, 2022

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