CRITICAL THINKING TRAINING COURSE- Successful organizations rely on critical thinkers and creative thought leaders who can generate inventive solutions to everyday problems. In this Critical Thinking and Creative Problem-Solving critical thinking training course, you gain the knowledge and skills needed to leverage left- and right-brain thinking, analyze problems, spur creativity, and implement innovative ideas in a practical way for your workplace.

In today’s society, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths?

The answer lies in critical thinking skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. This two-day workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem-solving.


  • Define critical and non-critical thinking
  • Identify your critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement
  • Describe other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking
  • Work through the critical thinking process to build or analyze arguments
  • Develop and evaluate explanations
  • Improve key critical thinking skills, including active listening and questioning
  • Use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques
  • Prepare and present powerful arguments

You, Will, Learn How To:

  • Make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Develop your personal creativity
  • Select the best decision given the specific situation
  • Apply processes to assess work issues and problems
  • Transform your creativity into practical business solutions


  • Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving Essentials
    • Recognizing business reasons for creative problem-solving in the workplace
    • Defining creativity vs. innovation
    • Exploring the thinking process
    • Pinpointing problems and their outcomes
    • Applying outcome-based thinking
  • Leveraging Personal Thinking Styles Analyzing personal preferences
    • Dominance drives behavior
    • Identifying your own natural brain dominance
    • Triune Brain Theory Assessing your preferred approach to thinking
    • Enhancing whole-brain thinking
    • Leveraging left- and right-brain dominance
    • Recognizing strengths and opportunities Identifying thinking preferences
    • Recognizing others’ preferred thinking styles
    • Adapting to others’ tcritical thinking training styles
    • Flexing to opposing styles
  • Unleashing Your Creativity The creative environment
    • Exploring your own creativity
    • Utilizing tools and techniques to become more creative
    • Identifying elements that stimulate creativity
    • Eliminating barriers to innovation Group creative thinking
    • Brainstorming options
    • Challenging assumptions
    • Five Monkeys Syndrome
    • Avoiding groupthink The iterative mind
    • Unscrambling the iterative mind
    • Moving between the left and right brain
    • Valuing non-dominant preferences
    • Stretching outside your personal style
    • Deploying divergent and convergent thinking
  • Solving Problems Using Analysis and Prioritization Tools Applying analysis models
    • Dissecting the situation
    • Decision analysis
    • Setting priorities for taking action
    • Evaluating problems (people, process and technology)Systematic approaches to problem-solving
    • Methods of analysis and critical thinking training
    • Collecting data and information
    • Defining boundaries and constraints
    • Deconstructing problems using stair-step techniques Decision analysis
    • Choosing among alternatives
    • Establishing objectives
    • Assigning weight to objectives in order to make the best decision
    • Creating a satisfaction scale to choose between alternatives
  • Translating Creativity and Analysis into Practical Application Identifying problems
    • Determining the deviation and gap
    • Testing probable causes Avoiding analysis paralysis
    • Overcoming the “It won’t work here” mentality
    • Analyzing for outcomes, not solutions Deploying your decision
    • Clearly expressing analysis results
    • Ensuring organizational benefit
    • Guaranteeing maximum buy-in
  • Putting It All Together Integrating your solution into the business
    • Constructing a blueprint for your action plan
    • Reinforcing your newly developed creative thinking skills Your personal development toolkit
    • Educating others with creative tools
    • Practicing creative and critical thinking skills continuously