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Today's management environment is more complex and more daunting than ever before. Managers face circumstances daily which call for well-honed skills in critical-thinking.
Critical thinking is a self-regulating process which aims at improving the quality of our thinking. It pursues this aim by first identifying and then holding in check any habits and patterns of thought which limit the wisdom and efficacy of our judgments and decisions.
Ironically, fewer and fewer people are trained to be critical thinkers as part of their academic preparation. In many colleges and universities it's now possible to obtain a degree without taking a single course which requires rigorous critical thought.
SLDI developed this course on Critical Thinking Skills for Managers after companies began asking us to equip newer managers with more effective analytical abilities. The course was developed and is delivered by Dr. Mike Armour, who holds a PhD in the history of ideas.
But this is not a course on philosophy. Instead, it lays out time-proven methods for thinking critically. Then, drawing on challenging case studies, it applies these methods to real-life business and organizational scenarios.
We gladly tailor our management trainings to the unique needs of your people and your organization. Customization is included in the standard fee.
Delivered worldwide as an in-house, off-site, or conference program. Presentations offered in English only.
Based on the needs and scheduling requirements of your organization, we can conduct this training in a condensed version as a one-day program, or in a two-day or three-day format which expands on the themes of the training. If full-day trainings are not convenient for you, we can break the course into multiple half-day segments.
In North America multi-day trainings can be scheduled on non-consecutive days and may even be weeks apart.
Extensive workbooks and handouts, PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, case studies, video clips, small-group breakouts, self-evaluation exercises, and application exercises
The standard fee is all-inclusive. It covers pre-event coordination, customization, post-event evaluations, handouts, workbooks, and participant materials, along with incidental expenses. (A slight additional charge may be incurred for more than 15 participant notebooks.) There is generally no travel fee for leadership training in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Full-day training format in North America
Half-day training format in North America
Outside of North America: $600 surcharge per day on the standard fee
We provide discounted fees for
Here are themes typically covered in Critical Thinking Skills for Managers. The final outline is always developed in collaboration with the client. And at the client's request, the course may include topics not listed below.