Critical thinking involves a number of processes including identifying and evaluating specific situations, being aware of any contributing circumstances and the potential results of your actions or plans. To think critically, it is important to evaluate various perspectives (yours and others) to identify the resources available to you and evaluate the short and long-term effects of taking a particular action.
The PD Training Critical Thinking Training Course provides training in identifying support structures, perspectives and arguments and how to critically evaluate the advantages and the disadvantages of a proposed plan or an action, so that the right decisions can be made the first time. Learn the difference between left brain and right brain thinking, removing the emotions from decision making, evaluating both sides of an argument and critical questioning skills.
This powerful professional development training course is delivered throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Parramatta
Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Critical Thinking Training Course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.
|Course name||Length||Outline||Next class|
|Change Management - Managing Your Team Through Change||1.0 day course||1 February|
|Coaching and Mentoring Training||1.0 day course||14 December|
|Conflict Resolution Training||1.0 day course||20 February|
|Creative Problem Solving Training||1.0 day course||12 February|
|Leadership Training Course to Develop Strong Leaders||2.0 day course||29 January|
|Meeting Management Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Motivating Employees Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Negotiation Training||1.0 day course||2 February|
|Supervising Others Training||1.0 day course||29 January|
|Team Building Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Mentoring Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Highly Effective Management||2.0 day course||29 January|
|Measuring Results from Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Employee Engagement Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Performance Management and Appraisals Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Recruitment and Selection Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Employee Onboarding Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Critical Thinking Training||2.0 day course||13 February|
|Managing Difficult Conversations Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Business Ethics Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Effective Delegation Training||1.0 day course||7 March|
|Managing Virtual Teams Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Delivering Constructive Criticism Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Commercial Acumen for Managers Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Manage People and Performance Training||1.0 day course||14 December|
"The course content reinforced the approach I take in doing my work."
Queensland Competition Authority (QCA)
"The course and trainer were excellent. Noel was very adaptive to our needs and ensured we worked through at the right pace - adapting as we went."
-NSW Environmental Trust
"Noel facilitated the course in a way that all participants felt comfortable to be participate in a honest and encouraging manner. She was one of the best facilitators of courses I have attended over the last 30 years."
-Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
"Learning a model for critical thinking was extremely helpful as now I have a go-to when I need to think through a potential issue. The model was also helpful in that it was succinct. It was also helpful to understand the distinction between "non-critical thinking" Vs "critical thinking" as it allowed me to see where I needed to grow in critical thinking habits."
"The trainer was extremely good at the topic and was well equipped to teach it."
"Very thought provoking and useful course. Not just for at work but in personal life as well."
"James was a great trainer to deliver the content of the course. I enjoyed the course delivery, James was very well spoken and knew how to pass on knowledge well, and the course was enjoyable! Thanks very much."
-Thiess Pty Ltd
"David was able to customize the delivery to meet the needs of our group and the time frame available. All participants were motivated by the day we spent."
"Great trainer with a wealth of knowledge and very transparent."
"David was excellent. His ability to incorporate relevant examples from is own experiences to demonstrate the concepts presented was tremendous. And his ability to draw on relevant content from other courses in response to questions/discussion was extremely helpful."
-Clinect Pty Ltd
"Use of games was great for teamwork and to keep energy in the room. The examples, exercises and whiteboard material were interactive and great learning environment, vs workbook material which if closely followed would have been too theoretical for our audience."
"Having recently completed studies covering this topic I found it to be a great refresher and reminder of how to focus on actively utilising and improving the skills I have learnt."
-Body Science International
"I thought it was very helpful and useful in our workplace. A lot of content to remember however all very relevant."
-Body Science International
"David is a highly component and engaging trainer. His ability to tailor the content to the specific needs of the participants was greatly appreciated."
-Online Education Services
"David imparted a range of insightful advice regarding critical thinking. He adapted the training to our diverse interests and was receptive to our opinions and concerns. I found the training to be highly considered, in depth and valuable for a range of current and most likely, future work and personal situations.."
-Individual Course Participant
"The hand-out alone has been very helpful. Overall, lots of handy tips on the topic. Excellent!"
-Department of Social Services
"I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their critical thinking skills."
Department of Human Services | Legal Services Division | Employment Law and Customer Compensation Branch
"Sanet was very energetic and made the training something I looked forward to going to."
Office of Industrial Relations
"The course was very helpful and I was able to use real life examples and workshop the approach or techniques I could use to help solve them. It was good doing it in a small group. "
In this course by PD Training, you’ll get hands-on experience with a wide range of practical tools to help you make critical thinking an indispensable part of your skill set and management style. You’ll learn things about yourself that you didn’t know and make internal, personal discoveries that can literally change the way you think about and approach your life.
Instead of concentrating on far out theories, you’ll be working with an expert instructor to get comfortable with a concrete set of tools. After practising things like left brain and right brain thinking patterns, asking probing questions and analysing potential outcomes, you’ll be prepared to to benefit from your new critical thinking skills immediately.
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Other Types of Thinking
A Critical Thinker’s Mindset
The Critical Thinking Process
Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Creative Thinking Techniques
Root Cause Analysis Techniques
Using Your REACH Profile to Support Critical Thinking
Presenting Your Recommendations
When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.
We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.
Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.
We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.
You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.
A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.
We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
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At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.
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If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.
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In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.
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