Critical Thinking

Program Description

Demonstrate clearer and more effective critical thinking skills for business

Feeling overwhelmed? What if you could learn a process for thinking to make better decisions and create better solutions? Learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve your most pressing problems. In this course, you’ll discover how to ask the right questions, challenge assumptions, and see others’ viewpoints with clarity.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Translate abstract ideas into tangible results
  • Evaluate ideas objectively
  • Solve problems more effectively
  • Make dramatically better decisions

You’ll also receive:

  • The My Thinking Styles Assessment, which looks at your thinking style preferences
  • A personalized development report with your individual results and areas for development
  • An action plan for implementing critical thinking and decision-making skills back at work
  • Pre- and post-seminar assessments
  • Tune-up materials to review what you’ve learned after the event
  • And a toolkit on a flash drive or mobile resource application

How You Will Benefit

  • 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 recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments and draw conclusions
  • Discover 7 ways to spot a weak argument 
  • Know how to translate an abstract idea into something tangible
  • Identify 8 barriers to effective critical thinking 
  • Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
  • React with curiosity instead of emotion
  • Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills

Who Should Attend

All business professionals who want to enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business.

Note:  Before attending this session, you will receive a link to the online "My Thinking Styles" assessment. You must complete the assessment to participate fully in this seminar.


Recognizing the Value of Using Critical Thinking in Business
  • Defining critical thinking
  • Characteristics of effective critical thinkers
  • The role of critical thinking in meeting business challenges

A Critical Thinking Process

  • Using a framework to relate critical thinking to business challenges
  • Describing critical thinking using the RED (Recognize assumptions, Evaluate arguments, Draw conclusions) Model
  • Positioning the RED Model within a critical thinking framework

Obtaining Feedback on Your Critical Thinking Skills

  • Recognizing the value of gaining insight into one’s critical thinking skills
  • Relating critical thinking skills to other business skills
  • Uses for the "My Thinking Styles" assessment 
  • "My Thinking Styles" Development Report
  • Your personal "Thinking Styles" Development Report 

A Context for Critical Thinking

  • Identifying personal situations where critical thinking has been and could be used
  • Selecting techniques for using critical thinking skills and the RED model
  • Relating insight from your "Thinking Styles" report and feedback to a personal critical thinking situation

Applying Critical Thinking Tools and Skills in Business Situations

  • Practicing using critical thinking skills and techniques in a real business situation
  • Initial action plan for development of critical thinking skills 

Locations, Dates & Pricing

# Location Date(s) List Member

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
01/22/2018 - 01/31/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

New York NY

AMA New York Center
02/01/2018 - 02/02/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Dallas TX

02/22/2018 - 02/23/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Chicago IL

Summit West
03/01/2018 - 03/02/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
03/08/2018 - 03/09/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
03/19/2018 - 03/28/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
03/22/2018 - 03/23/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
04/05/2018 - 04/06/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Las Vegas NV

04/09/2018 - 04/10/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

New York NY

AMA New York Center
04/16/2018 - 04/17/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
04/30/2018 - 05/09/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
05/03/2018 - 05/04/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Chicago IL

Summit West
05/14/2018 - 05/15/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

New York NY

AMA New York Center
06/07/2018 - 06/08/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
06/11/2018 - 06/12/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
06/18/2018 - 06/19/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Dallas TX

06/21/2018 - 06/22/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts apply for groups of three or more people. Call for details. Federal government employees are eligible for special GSA pricing for many seminars.

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AMA's Main Conference Centers

Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.
  • New York

    AMA executive Conference Center
    1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

  • Chicago

    AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
    8655 West Higgins Rd
    Chicago, IL 60631

  • San Francisco

    AMA executive Conference Center (located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel)
    55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Atltanta

    AMA Executive Conference Center
    1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
    Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Washington D.C.

    Arlington, Virginia
    2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
    Arlington, VA 22202

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    2 Day(s)

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    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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  • Lunch:

    Lunch is on your own.

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    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

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