Critical Thinking Skill


You will gain the critical thinking skills you need to become a more effective problem solver, decision maker and communicator.  By learning how to expand your critical thinking skills, you will be able t think strategically, see the big picture and consider all sides of an issue – everything you need to do to become a better problem solver and decision maker.


By the end of this program, participants should be able to:
  • Learn how to use critical thinking to challenge assumptions and expand perception
  • Come to better conclusions and decisions more often
  • Influence and persuade others with critical thinking and clear language
  • Learn how to find out what you don’t know – and solve the real problem
  • Decode and clarify the truth behind an argument or information
  • How to spot fallacies in an argument and tell good reasoning from bad


1.  The Fundamentals Critical Thinking
       What is Critical Thinking?
       Application of Critical Thinking in analyzing decision
  Basic Concepts Of Critical Thinking

2.   Arguments
  Identifying Arguments in their natural habitat
  Logic – Deductive Validity & Inductive Force
  Evaluating arguments
  The practice of argument reconstruction
  Rhetorical ploys and fallacies

3.   Reasoning
  Is the evidence and reasons reliable?
  Acceptable reasons
  Reasoning about alternatives and necessary sufficient conditions
  Reasoning by analogy
  Reasoning by Hypotheses
  Consistency and precision measurement

4.   Clarifying Meaning
  Constructing and evaluating definitions
  Thinking critically about frameworks
  Uncovering the missing information
  Decoding beyond the obvious
  Seeing shouldn’t be believing
  Evaluating Source of Information
  Safeguards / Filtering the information received

5.   Critical Thinking Practical Approach
  Learning the art asking the right questions
  Uncovering the mysticism using critical thinking
  Critical Thinking Mistakes to avoid
  Practical Guides and Golden Rules in Critical Thinking
  The Art of Mastering the effect of ambiguity
  Methods in overcoming Personal bias, Values and Beliefs that influence critical thinking


This course is essentially participative and practical, emphasizing learning through experience, both from structured activities on the program eg. Role plays, group work, video screening, case studies and discussion from individual experience.


This course is designed for Managers, Head of Department, Supervisors, Executives and anyone who is looking to enhance their ability in reasoning and analyzing an issue / problem; who is engaged in day-to-day problem solving and decision making; who is looking to improve their thinking and reasoning ability; who wants to master the fundamental skills of creative thinking and who tends to believe in assumptions and mere perceptions which may lead to inaccurate decisions.

2 Days