20. September 2019 - 9:00 till 16:30
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Critical Thinking and Decision Making - 1 Day Course - Brisbane | | Friday, 20. September 2019

Strategic thinking involves looking at situations, events and circumstances in a deliberate and reflective way. It involves evaluating a range of perspectives free from bias.
This course will provide you with the processes to enable you to identify and evaluate specific situations quickly and to make more impactful decisions.

Learning outcomes

Identify the steps in the critical thinking process.

Apply a range of decision making strategies.

Explain the concept of cognitive bias.

Develop strategies to avoid the top four cognitive biases.

Practice focusing on one task at a time.

Improve your current strategic thinking skills.

Use strategic thinking to improve the decision-making process and make faster decisions.

Topics covered in this training course
Cognitive and critical thinkersIncrease your understanding of critical thinking and how it supports problem solving and decision making.
The fast/slow errorHow fast and slow thinking shapes perception and choice.
How mistakes happenEveryone makes mistakes. What’s important is to identify how they occur so they’re not repeated.
The five whysA technique to investigate the root causes of a problem and develop suitable solutions.
Bias and the decision making processAvoid wilful blindness and the cognitive biases that limit your decision-making ability.
Creative brainstormingUse the SCAMPER technique to generate new ideas or rethink existing ones.
Thinking as a physical actIdentify the cognitive price of thinking and the myth of multi-tasking.
Four ways to improve your strategic thinking skillsKnow: Seek and observe global/political trends.Think: Ask the tough questions.Speak: Structure your verbal and written communication to help your audience focus on the core message.Act: Allow time for thinking and embrace healthy conflict.
How to act quickly without sacrificing critical thinkingAvoid the urgency trap that limits your critical thinking time. Shine your focus on the right priorities and avoid extreme tilts through controlled flexibility.