Improving Critical Thinking

Thinking critically is a mandatory skill in leading organizations. A recent survey of CEOs suggests it is the most important skill they look for in new hires at all levels. However, in many of today's organizations, we continuously run into situations where critical thinking is not happening. Often we hear that "we simply don't have time to think."

Engineering companies, in particular, employ a lot of intelligent, well-trained individuals, and yet many decisions are made every day without the kind of critical assessment we would like to think is essential to good decisions. Research suggests that this is because critical thinking is not an innate skill but one that must be developed over time.

Participants in this workshop will take some time to really get to the heart of what critical thinking is. We will explore our capacity for critical thinking through a series of exercises. We will introduce and use tools to help us increase both our ability to exercise critical thinking, and to help others increase their critical thinking skills.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

Distinguish automatic from manual thinking;
Understand how to shift to critical thinking;
Practice tools to develop critical thinking;
Ask questions (of yourself or others) to generate critical thinking;
Identify where you can apply critical thinking in your job; and
Create a next steps plan to work on critical thinking skills.

Price

Early Bird Price APEGBC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Nov 6, 2017

APEGBC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

APEGBC Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98

Contact

Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator Direct: 604.412.4886 Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4886 Fax: 604.639.8180 Email: gphungura@apeg.bc.ca

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