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.

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Critical Thinking Training 4.68 out of 5 from 187 responses

Your Learning Outcomes
Critical Thinking Training Course

After completing this course participants will be able to:
  • Explore real-world examples of why critical thinking is so important in business
  • Learn to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
  • Choose the right techniques to recognise assumptions and draw conclusions
  • Translate an abstract idea into something tangible
  • Minimise the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
  • React with curiosity instead of emotion
  • Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills
Duration: 2.0 day course



Reviews

Critical Thinking Training Course Reviews:

"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."


-Avery Products


 

"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."


-Telstra


 

 "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


 

QLD Competition Authority logo
The course content reinforced the approach I take in doing my work.

-Queensland Competition Authority (QCA)


NSW Environmental Trust logo
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


NSW Department of Finance logo
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


Avery logo
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.

-Avery Products


More happy clients

"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. "

ATO

 




Course Outline
Critical Thinking Training Course

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Foreword:

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.

Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 1
Course Overview
  • Introduction
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 2
Understanding Critical Thinking
  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
  • Common Critical Thinking Styles
  • Small Group Work
  • Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 3
Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?
  • Left and Right Brain Thinking
  • Whole-Brain Thinking
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 4
Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making
  • Getting Over the Barriers
  • Debrief
  • Morning Wrap-Up
  • Energiser: Puzzle Paradise
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 5
The Critical Thinking Process
  • Critical Thinking Model
  • The Standards of Critical Thinking
  • Identifying the Issues
  • Identifying the Arguments
  • Clarifying the Issues and Arguments
  • Establishing Context
  • Checking Credibility and Consistency
  • Evaluating Arguments
  • Case Study
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 6
A Critical Thinker's Skill Set
  • Asking Questions
  • Probing
  • Pushing My Buttons
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Active Listening Skills
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 7
Creating Explanations
  • Defining Explanations
  • Steps to Building an Explanation
  • Small Group Work
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 8
Dealing with Assumptions
  • Understanding assumptions
  • When are assumptions useful
  • Critically evaluate assumptions
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 9
Common Sense
  • Reflecting on common sense
  • Is it 'common'?
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 10
Critical and Creative Thought Systems
  • Tips for Thinking Creatively
  • Creative Thinking Exercise
  • De Bono's Thinking Hats
Critical Thinking Training Course - Lesson 11
Putting It into Practice
  • Presenting and Communicating Your Ideas to Others
  • Pre-Assignment Preparation
  • Presentations
 

In-House Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


Live Online or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

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.

live online & hybrid

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 dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

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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.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

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More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for
Critical Thinking Training Course

Details:

  • Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card

Questions:

  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

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Brisbane
PD Training Pty Ltd, Level 2, 21 Mary Street Brisbane QLD 4000
September 9
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Sydney
Karstens Conference Centre, Canada House, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000
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Melbourne
Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
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Perth
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Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

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100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

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Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

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