Critical Thinking for Solving Problems

Level: Foundation

Problems are faced regularly and we need to think differently and be creative to improve processes, the ways we work, and handle problems of varying scales and size. Problems need to be addressed when co-located but also when operating virtually. This mindset enables us to focus on continuous quality.

Key Features of this Critical Thinking Course:

  • Concise, live 1-day course taught by an Industry Expert Instructor.
  • Includes practical activities.
  • Course attendance is live, online from internet enabled locations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify systematic approaches to problem solving
  • Apply a range of thinking approaches to problem solving: critical, creative, marginal gains, and lean
  • Adopt best practices for brainstorming to develop a range of solutions and leverage the diversity within our team

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In Class & Live, Online Training

  • Live session taught by an Industry Expert Instructor
  • Includes activities
  • Course attendance is live, online from internet enabled locactions
  • Tuition fee can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
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Standard £495




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Important Criticial Thinking Course Information

  • Important Course Information

    Course attendance is live, online from internet enabled locactions. You will be sent a system validation check prior to your training.

Criticial Thinking Course Outline

  • The Need for a Problem-Solving Process

    • Developing a health check pre-solving
    • The problem-solving steps:
      • Define the issue
      • Determine the root cause(s)
      • Develop possible solutions, shaped by constraints and priorities
      • Implement and verify solutions
    • Begin with the end in mind, using outcome thinking
    • Developing solutions to problems faced
  • Applying Different Thinking Methodologies

    • Using creativity to identify new methods and approaches
    • How to adopt the creative pattern
    • From critical to lean thinking
    • Solving problems from a marginal gains perspective
  • Applying Root Cause Analysis

    • The analysis of component factors that creates an issue
    • Root cause tools in the form of a fishbone diagram
    • How to use five Whys to identify the potential root causes of the problem
    • Applying functional analysis to classify the issue
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions

    • Expanding on collective ideas using divergent thinking
    • Knowing when to transition to convergent thinking to narrow down possible solution to problems

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Criticial Thinking Course FAQs

  • Can I take this training course online?

    Yes! This course is available live online on our public schedule and as Private Team Training.

  • How is this Critical Thinking course different from the Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving course?

    The Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving course is a 3-day course that provides the knowledge and skills needed to leverage left- and right-brain thinking to analyse problems and spur creativity.

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