[Shah Alam, NEW] Think Smart : Critical Thinking Skills
Course Information
  • 28-Feb-2024
  • De Palma Hotel, Shah Alam
  • Vigneswaran
  • English
  • RM 1,760 RM 1,680
    Until 24 Feb 2024
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

[01] INTRODUCTION

Critical thinking is the ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgment. It involves the evaluation of sources, facts, arguments, evidence, opinions, and assumptions. Critical thinking skills are essential for success in the 21st century, as they enable us to solve problems, communicate effectively, and make informed decisions.

This training programme aims to help you develop and apply critical thinking skills in various personal and professional contexts. You will learn about the components, strategies, and benefits of critical thinking, as well as how to overcome the challenges and barriers to critical thinking. You will also practice critical thinking skills through exercises, case studies, and real-life scenarios. The training is designed for anyone who wants to improve their critical thinking skills and apply them in various domains.

 

[02] METHODOLOGY

Lecture, Individual & Group Activity, Feedback Sessions, Discus- sions, Demonstration, Business Games, Role Plays.

 

 

[03] COURSE OBJECTIVES

• Reason critically with different sources and perspectives

• Think creatively and flexibly in complex and uncertain situations

• Use logic and data to support your conclusions

• Display the attitudes and habits of effective critical thinkers

• Incorporate the cognitive and emotional aspects of critical thinking

• Assess the quality and relevance of information for critical thinking

• Appreciate how critical thinking can improve your personal and professional skills 

• Challenge your own assumptions and biases and consider alternative viewpoints 

• Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems effectively

• Maintain and enhance your critical thinking skills through reflection and practice

 

[04] WHO SHOULD ATTEND

• Managers

• Assistant Managers

• Engineers

• Administrative Staff

• Office Staff

• Secretary

• Sales Professionals

• Human Resources

• Sales Executives

• Anyone keen to Improve on their Critical Thinking Skills

 

[05] DATE, TIME & FEE

Date:    28-29 Feb 2024 (Wed-Thu)

Time:    9.00am - 5.00pm

Venue:   De Palma Hotel, Shah Alam

 

FEE:   

   - Early Bird Offer (before 10 Feb 2024)     –     RM 1,600

   - Special Offer (before 24 Feb 2024)     –      RM 1,680

   - Normal Fee      –      RM 1,760

 

    >> Fee includes Course Notes, Meals, Certificate of Completion and 6% Service Tax.

 

 ** OFFER **

   - 10% Cashback for SST2u Learner Card+ (SLC+) members. T&Cs applied

 

HRDCorp Claimable Course:
Trainer MyCoiD: 429594X
Course Scheme: HRDCorp Claimable Course
Course Type: Public
Course Code: 10001375606

 

 

[06] COURSE OUTLINE

DAY ONE

Module 1: Components of Critical Thinking Objective: Reason critically with different sources and perspectives

• Applying Reason

• EXERCISE: Applying Reason

• Open Mindedness

• EXERCISE: Components of Critical Thinking

• Analysis

• EXERCISE: Argument, Evidence, and Language • Logic

• EXERCISE: Logic

• CASE STUDY: Critical Thinking

 

Module 2: Non-Linear Thinking

Objective: Think creatively and flexibly in complex and uncertain situations

• Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

• EXERCISE: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone • Don’t Jump to Conclusions

• EXERCISE: Don’t Jump to Conclusions

• Expect and Initiate Change

• EXERCISE: Expect and Initiate Change

• Being Ready to Adapt

• CASE STUDY: Adaptation Scenarios

 

Module 3: Logical Thinking

Objective: Use logic and data to support your conclusions

• Ask the Right Questions

• EXERCISE: Fact, Value, Supressed Premises

• Organize the Data

• Evaluate the Information

• EXERCISE: Evaluate the Information

• Draw Conclusions

• CASE STUDY: Optimizing Energy Consumption in a Smart Home

 

Module 4: Critical Thinkers (I)

Objective: Display the attitudes and habits of effective critical thinkers

• Active Listening

• Be Curious

• Be Disciplined

• Be Humble

• CASE STUDY: Project Turnaround

 

Module 5: Critical Thinkers (II)

Objective: Incorporate the cognitive and emotional aspects of critical thinking

• Seeing the Big Picture

• Objectivity

• EXERCISE: Objectivity

• Using Your Emotions

• EXERCISE: Using Your Emotions 

• Being Self-Aware

• EXERCISE: Being Self-Aware

End of Day One

 

DAY TWO

Module 6: Evaluate Information

Objective: Assess the quality and relevance of information for critical thinking

• Making Assumptions

• EXERCISE: Making Assumptions

• Watch out for Bias

• EXERCISE: Watch out for Bias

• Ask Clarifying Questions

• EXERCISE: Ask Clarifying Questions 

• SWOT Analysis

• CASE STUDY: SWOT Analysis

 

Module 7: Benefits of Critical Thinking

Objective: Appreciate how critical thinking can improve your personal and professional skills 

• Being More Persuasive

• Better Communication

• Better Problem Solving

• CASE STUDY: Marketing Strategy Conundrum 

• Increased Emotional Intelligence

• EXERCISE: Emotional Intelligence Application

 

Module 8: Changing Your Perspective

Objective: Challenge your own assumptions and biases and consider alternative viewpoints

• Limitations of Your Point of View

• EXERCISE: What is This?

• Considering Others Viewpoint

• Influences on Bias

• When New Information Arrives

• EXERCISE: The 5 Ws

• CASE STUDY: Product Launch Dilemma

 

Module 9: Problem Solving

Objective: Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems effectively

• Identify Inconsistencies

• EXERCISE: Identify Inconsistencies

• Trust Your Instincts

• Asking Why?

• Evaluate the Solution(s)

• CASE STUDY: Team of Account Managers

 

Module 10: Putting It All Together

Objective: Maintain and enhance your critical thinking skills through reflection and practice

• Retaining Your New Skills

• Reflect and Learn from Mistakes

• Always Ask Questions

• Practicing Critical Thinking

• CASE STUDY: Supply Chain Challenge

End of Training

 

[07] TRAINER PROFILE

VIGNESWARAN (VEE)

HRD Corp Accredited Trainer

Vigneswaran Applasamy has been involved in lecturing, research, management, sales and training for more than 14 years in the field of Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing sector, Higher Education, Sales and Marketing. He has been upgraded to an HRD Corp Accredited Trainer status from the previous Certified HRD Corp Trainer.

In 2021, he was awarded the Certified Blockchain Expert by the prestigious Blockhain-Council (USA), Inbound Marketing Certified and Social Media Certified in Applying Inbound Social Media Strategy by HubSpot (USA) in addition to obtaining a Certification of completion for Block- chain for Business. Prior to this, he has been accredited by Harisson Assessment in Employee Development, completed Emotional Energy Management Trainer Course and attended Gam- ification and Behavioural Design workshop by Yu-kai Chou.

He has completed over 300 trainings to over 130 organizations from various segments having more than 4,000 hours of training experience. His clients include include those from Global Enterprise International Malaysia (A Member of Singtel Group), Petronas Chemicals Derivatives, Galeri Petronas, Khazanah Nasional, Intel Malay- sia, Sime Darby Plantations, DiGi Telecommuni- cations, Sarawak SEDC, Iskandar Regional Devel- opment Authority, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Honda Malaysia, UMW Holdings, Hong Leong Bank, PANASONIC Automotive System, Sony EMCS (M) to name a few.

 

 

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