Critical Thinking and Structured Problem Solving

Critical Thinking and Structured Problem Solving

Why Attend

Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills are indispensable for professionals who strive to help their organizations make well-informed business decisions rooted in robust evidence. While the complexity of problems may vary, a structured approach can be applied to nearly all situations, bolstering the prospects of long-term organizational success. In this intensive course, participants will learn about various analytical thinking techniques that can mitigate the influence of cognitive biases in decision-making.

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Course Methodology

This course structure emphasizes a hands-on, practical approach to learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with activities designed to be directly applicable in a professional context.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking models to understand problems accurately and develop reasoned arguments
  • Evaluate and synthesize information to devise innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Implement developed solutions into organizational processes and measure their impact
Target Audience

This course is suitable for analysts, professionals, managers, and leaders at all levels within the organization.

Target Competencies
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving   
  • Solution implementation
  • Results based decision-making
Course Outline
  • Critical Thinking Fundamentals
    • Understanding how we think and reason
    • Confirmation bias
    • Critical thinking principles
    • Models and frameworks for critical analysis
  • Structured Problem Solving
    • Defining the right issue
    • Structuring complex problems
    • Using logic trees in problem solving
    • Data gathering and synthesis
  • Effective Solution Implementation
    • Evaluating solutions
    • Feasibility analysis
    • Translating outcomes into actionable plans
    • Monitoring and measuring implementation outcomes
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