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Critically Thinking About Critical Thinking

Originally delivered Oct 24, 2012
Source: AIChE
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
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  • Duration:
    1 hour
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Have you ever examined another person's solution to a problem and found yourself frustrated and asking yourself "What were they thinking?" when you realize that the person's actions actually compounded the problem rather than solving it. Most have, and often it is due to a lack of critical thinking.

In this webinar, the presenters first define the problem and then discuss why critical thinking skills are so important in the workforce. Then they describe the characteristics of critical and non-critical thinkers and what this means to employers who depend on others to make the business successful. The remainder and the bulk of the presentation focuses on how attendees can improve these skills as well as how they can help others do the same. Leaders and individual contributors in technical fields who rely on others to solve problems and make sound decisions will find this presentation useful in their day-to-day dealings with co-workers.



Melissa Collins

Melissa Collins is a seasoned instructional designer with TDS who has more than 15 years of instructional design and managerial experience. During her career Melissa has had opportunity to hone her skills and broaden her knowledge in a variety of settings including health care, education (primary, secondary, and community college), aerospace, waste management, and process industry.

Her areas of expertise include instructional systems design, needs assessments and gap analysis, project management, job task analysis, classroom training and facilitation, textbook authoring, and...Read more

Greg Shaffer

Greg Shaffer is a performance advisor for TDS who has over 30 years of experience in the petrochemical industry in various roles including operator, front line shift supervisor, operations assistant, trainer, facilitator, and plant training coordinator for a facility of over 600 employees. As a facilitative trainer, Greg has focused his efforts on organizational development and training improvement by offering his expertise in operations fundamentals, operations troubleshooting, team building, leadership and supervisory skills, communications, conflict resolution, trainer training, and...Read more

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