In a complex organisational environment with competing interests and limited resources, effective decision-making can become a significant challenge. On completing this course, you will have the skills to overcome that challenge.
By applying a simple and structured approach to problem solving, new options will become clear. When identifying potential solutions, thinking critically provides the tools to determine the correct solution for each situation, leaving a clear ‘best’ decision.
This course introduces you to the principles of 'critical thinking', a simple and logical approach, then teaches you a framework to apply in the workplace.
Whether you’re working alone, leading, or part of a team, you will understand:
To understand the basic concepts of critical thinking. That not everything black and white but we can make better decisions by being more rigourous.
To understand the core principles to providing a sufficient arguement
To understand that most of us do not operate in a fully logical environment and be able to identify when this is happening
To understand proportionality and be able to apply it in the workplace
This unit will summarise data quality to help identify flaws in the data in question.
This unit will summarise various metrics used to better understand if the data presented is really what we want to know.
This unit will teach the best practice for using interviews in your problem solving work.
This unit will summarise the data and methods used to build your case.
This unit teaches you how to find out what is the goal of your investigation.
This unit teaches you how to examine the problem using a variety of techniques to better understand your problem.
This unit teaches how to generate the best options in a logical and evidence-based way.
This unit teaches how to analyse options to identify pros and cons and how to apply simple scores and rank solutions.
This unit summarises proportionality of decision making to understand what other factors may drive a decision.
This unit will teach you a simple framework to present your solution and will guide you when you start implementation.
This unit will teach you how to evaluate your problem to ensure that learning is built into your implementation.
This unit summarises how we approach problem solving.
This unit teaches you how to present your ideas better by understanding your audience, structuring your presentation, creating a clear summary and influencing using stories.
This unit summarises how we present your case.
In this unit we summarise the correct mind needed to be a better critical thinker.
This unit summarises everything covered in the course.
Cathy Presland is a former economist and advisor to Governments internationally. She has designed and led global anti-poverty initiatives and negotiated EU regulations on behalf of the UK government.
She now trains and mentors other experts who want to share their experience and ideas, particularly those who want to write and publish 'how-to' books.
She has an MPhil in Economics, is a highly-regarded speaker, and partners with top-quality training providers to teach thousands of entrepreneurs, professionals and learners how to think strategically about their work and businesses, as well as how to make better decisions and how to share their expertise through writing.