Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Date 23 August, 2017 | Time 9am - 4pm

Event Description

Rational reasoning for managers and leaders

Poor thinking strategies can lead to poor decisions.

Excellence in thought needs to be cultivated and promoted at every level as poor thinking strategies can lead to poor decisions; poor decision making can adversely affect your organisation’s performance and be extremely costly.

Thinking ‘Fast’ may be slowing you down and it’s unlikely you even realise it. That’s because most people don’t stop to think about their thinking. This workshop will provide the framework to get you thinking - ‘critically’ and improve your decision-making skills.

Designed for

If you wish to learn more about critical thoughts and make more productive decisions that affect you and your business, this workshop will help. It is designed for business owners, managers, team leaders, in any industry or sector.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand why you, your team and organisation need to improve the quality of your thinking
  • Recognise flawed thinking when you witness it
  • Distinguish between scepticism and cynicism
  • Apply the techniques of The Thinker’s Tool Box
  • Utilise Socratic thinking techniques
  • Test information for accuracy and relevance
  • Make important decisions, evaluate and analyse information more effectively
Learning content
  • The definition of critical thinking and why utilise it
  • Our error prone brain
  • The Thinking Tool Box
  • The Thinkers’ Maturity Staircase
  • Recognising 21 thinking errors
  • Socratic questioning skills
  • The elements and structure for reasoning
  • The six core cognitive skills

Click here for a quick (four minute) introduction on You Tube to explain the fundamentals of this ground-breaking research.


One day

Includes workbook, tea or coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

This Employers’ Otago Southland workshop is registered for the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme. | Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA541


Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit

Ticket Cost
Chamber members $715 + GST
Non members $790 + GST
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