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The decision making process is a key part of problem solving. Critical thinking is one of the basic decision making and problem solving techniques. Critical thinking is the practice of gathering, analyzing, and evaluating information in a methodical manner. Essentially, this is a process for thinking clearly through several options and arriving at the best choice. The ultimate goal of decision making is to arrive at actionable conclusions, and critical thinking is the process that proves whether the conclusion is sound.

Understanding Critical Thinking
What is Critical Thinking?
Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
Common Critical Thinking Styles
Making Connections

Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?
Left- and Right-Brain Thinking
Whole-Brain Thinking

Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making

The Critical Thinking Process
The 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

A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set
Asking Questions
Probing Techniques
Pushing My Buttons
Critical Thinking Questions
Active Listening Skills

Creating Explanations
Defining Explanations
Steps to Building an Explanation
Making Connections

Dealing with Assumptions

Common Sense

Critical and Creative Thought Systems
Techniques for Thinking Creatively
Creative Thinking Exercise
DeBono’s Thinking Hats

Putting It Into Practice
Presenting and Communicating Your Ideas to Others
Pre-Assignment Preparation
Recommended Reading List
Post-Course Assessment
Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
Personal Action Plan

Balanced Decision Making
Frequency of decision making
Small decisions
Medium decisions
Big decisions
The fork
The post decision agony
Coping with a surprise difficult decision
How can you make the best decision every time?
What is a balanced decision?
What makes up the whole life?
How does every decision in one aspect of life affect the other aspects of life?
How to prevent the bad effects of our decisions on other aspects of life?
Three aims of life
Understand what your decision should achieve

Different decision levels

Find the information you need to take a decision

Six Thinking Hats

Outline the alternatives and their consequences
Force field Analysis
SWOT Analysis

Judge each alternative by your goals
Decision trees
Fishbone diagram

Make the decision and implement it

Review the consequences of your decision

Common mistakes
Putting off making difficult decisions
Making snap decisions under pressure
Not consulting those who will be affected
Letting your bad decisions overshadow your good ones

Decisions to make a risky career move
How can I be sure that I don’t regret my ultimate decision?
I have a low risk appetite, can I avoid this problem?

Make it happen
Identify what acceptable risk means to you
Know your goals
Know what you value
Conduct a risk/ benefit analysis
Consider the people you will be working with

Common mistakes
Making the wrong choice
Not making any choice at all

How will it help you?
The tools discussed in this Program will help you become proactive instead of reactive in the face of problems and move from possibilities to solution!

Medium: English/ Hindi/ Marathi

Fees and Registration:
Rs. 3,400 + GST 18% per person.
Rs. 3,200 + GST 18% per person for a group of Three to Four participants.
Rs. 3,000 + GST 18% per person for a group of Five or more participants.
Kindly provide details for registration to Email: iitdpune@gmail.com & rajiv@iitdworld.com; Name of the Program, name of the participants, company name, GST no., contact details.

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