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This workshop will provide an intensive review of the philosophical, psychological & analytical foundations of applied critical thinking. It will allow participants to recognize their own biases, & then develop the skills to compensate for these biases.

Course Outline
Who should attend this workshop

Senior managers who have to manage analysis and analysts and have to provide people with the skills to optimize their intellectual products.

Course Objectives This workshop will provide an intensive review of the philosophical, psychological and analytical foundations of applied critical thinking. This will allow participants to recognize their own biases, and then develop the skills to compensate for these biases.
This workshop is structured to produce a method for the practical application of critical thinking in the workplace. It will take note of the pitfalls that management often succumbs to in the desire to attain specific objectives. It is intended to be much more strategic in scope as compared to Day One.
This overview of recent developments in Philosophy, Cognitive Science and Analysis will include Lessons on the following:

Course Content

Lesson One
An overview on how to avoid the confirmation bias, and a look at the biases and heuristics in the Evaluation of Data, Evidence and Facts.
Lesson Two
A look at the Biases and Heuristics of Causal Explanation. Definition of Causal Explanation as Necessary and Sufficient Causes. Illusory correlation.
Lesson Three
A look at the biases of Availability, Representativesness and Probability Assessment. Also, there will be a session on the medical model of diagnosis and Analysis. There will be a video on Diagnostic Medicine.
Lesson 4
Richards Heurer, Jr., and Analysis. The use of the Kahneman and Tversky research program to do Strategic and Tactical Analysis. Errors in judgments, including “9-11”, Challenger and Columbia, and Tenerife

Summary and Conclusion

The Philosophical, Cognitive and Structural components of critical thinking, analysis and decision-making.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Critical Thinking 101 - Introduction to Critical, Creative and Analytical Thinking

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion * This course includes the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal® assessment-The most widely used assessment of critical thinking in business today, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal is ideal for hiring, promotion, development and succession planning for management and other roles requiring an individual to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and maximize organizational performance.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 2 business weeks before the expected delivery date are eligible for a 50% refund, or a credit voucher will be provided for regularly scheduled courses (choice being that of the registrant). Credit Vouchers are transferable within the same company. Please send your cancellation notice to info@itplanit.com.
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This course was very, very interesting due to the instructor. He was simple, gave good examples and made a few jokes. Also, being only 5 participants was a bonus for us as we were able to share our experiences in a timely manner.
Reviewed by 2016
I think there is too much material to cover in one session. It's a lot of information to absorb all at once.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I would add...if you know you don't have many participants, hands on practice would be great. I would like to have had more time applying what i learned in a diagram. Once I got back to my office...i didn't know how to move a shape and associated text together. I also would like to know where I can see all the shapes offered by visio instead of searching for the shape and not knowing what to call it?
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting she made a potentially dry subject appear. Non-stop, great snacks provided all day from ham/egg bagels for breakfast, muffins, Valentines chocolate, chips, popcorn, gumball machine, coffee, juices etc etc. Perfect location for me as it was 2 blocks from my office.
Reviewed by 2013
I had no problem with the instructor's technigues, methods or delivery of the course material. He made what was otherwise fairly dry material as interesting as he possible and augmented it with practical examples that the class could relate to. The training facility and staff were also comendable, however what can't be overlooked is the IT infrastructure. During the exam the problems with latency were so bad that it affected my ability to concentrate on the material. Prior to the exam I completed 2 practice exams on paper in 35 & 37 minutes respectively. Doing the exam online it took over 1.5 hrs because it would take between 30 & 60 sec to refresh the page and show the next question. At times when I attempted to go back and review quesgtions I had marked I found my original answer wasn't recorded & I'd have to answer the question a second time. By the end of 70 min I was so digruntled I couldn't wait to finish regardless of the end result. It may not seem fair to evaluate the favility in this manner, but as a student the outcome is the ultimate measurement of a training favility.
Reviewed by 2013
A very interesting course. Claude Gerin, our instructor, was excellent in making this a very interesting and learning experience. THANKS!
Reviewed by 2012

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