Chinook Learning Services - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Critical Thinking & Effective Decision Making

Course Description

An essential skill in today`s workplace is the ability to think about, understand, and act on information in a way that is effective and responsible. It is crucial to become a critical thinker - effectively research, weigh, analyze and prioritize information, and apply reasoned judgement to make good decisions. As a leader, you need to always strive for results through clear priorities, clear communication, and good decisions. Learn how to assess your decision making and how to apply the skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, and effective problem solving to make sound, balanced decisions. This interactive, insightful and practical course offers a toolbox of knowledge and skills you can apply to many situations in your workplace and personal life.

Participant Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Approach problems and decisions with a critical thinking mindset
  • Utilize a number of decision making tools
  • Understand how to access and utilize intuitive capacity in making decisions
  • Understand the role of confidence in decision making and strategies to develop it

Course Content

  1. Role of critical thinking in decision making
  2. Clarifying the issue
  3. Locating and assessing reasons and the evidence
  4. Recognizing assumptions and bias
  5. Determining relevant options and alternatives
  6. Utilizing decision making tools
  7. Intuitive processes and creativity
  8. Confidence
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