Critical Thinking for Life
Are you a motivated individual seeking clarity and confidence in your thoughts and ideas?
Do you want a better, "big picture", holistic thinking?
Do you want to argue persuasively and authoritatively for your viewpoints?
Do you want to workout your brain and stop mindless, unproductive multitasking?
In today's busy world, full of distractions, it can be hard to really consider options carefully and reflect on our challenges. If we are constantly 'fire fighting', we are not developing our ideas or improving our mental processes. It zaps out creativity and leads to mistakes.
This 8 week Critical Thinking course will help you create space to think; articulate your position; engage in discussions; make logical decisions and make a more meaningful contribution in your work or personal life. We touch on argument analysis, biases, logic and its flaws, techniques to 'think outside the box'. We examine your own cognitive biases, improve self awareness and help you empathise with others.
These skills are applied to real examples from your professional or personal life in weekly reflection tasks. These are carefully designed to help you elevate your thinking and create successful 'habits of mind' moving forward.
Critical Thinking is consistently listed in the top 3 skills sought by employers and in future leaders. Whether you choose private coaching or seek training through your employer or company for professional development, you will need to be motivated to change the way your think if you undertake this course.
"I recently completed Bethan’s Critical Thinking Course and I've been talking about it non-stop! I really enjoyed the content & format and highly recommend it to anyone who is curious to learn more about the way we think. Bethan facilitated the course so well - learned lots and had fun along the way. Thanks!"
"Bethan's course about Critical Thinking is a fantastic learning experience regardless if it is intended for business or private use. She covers numerous topics for example communications or argumentations that makes you stop, consider and improve. Highly recommended!"
Ann Brinkamp, Perth
Marion Braunl, Perth
Week 1: Values
What are your values?
How do you communicate and act on them?
Who are you now and who would you like to be?
Week 2: Difficult Conversations
with special guest Sarah Blake
Leaning in to discomfort
Mindset and framing the conversation
Week 3: Habits of mind
Barriers to effective thinking
Creating habits of mind that serve you
Week 4: Interpretation
What are cognitive biases?
What are their implications?
Identifying your own biases
Week 5: Analysing arguments
Opinion vs Explanation Vs Argument
Explicit and implicit arguments
Clarifying structure and language
Week 6: Creating and evaluating arguments:
How to test an argument
Putting learning in to practice
Week 7: Decision making
Fast and Slow decisions
Matrices and Journalling
Pragmatic approaches to outcomes
Week 8: Problem solving
8 x 60 minute live zoom sessions (choice of Tuesdays 7.30pm or Thursdays 12pm)
8 x pdfs to support the content each week.
Recordings of zoom calls if live sessions are missed.
Supporting audios of the content to review.
Weekly reflections and challenges to apply learning and track your habits - handwritten or online
Personalised feedback on tasks
Course tracking to help with accountability
Pre- and post- course self evaluation to show progress.
Online Community to share ideas.
Curated additional reading for extension and further thinking
Previous clients felt that after the course:
They felt sharper
They were thinking more clearly and strategically
They got clarity on some big decisions
They were articulating ideas better
They were writing better emails at work
They were challenged, in a good way
Some changed careers, some quit jobs, some lost weight, some had better conversations with partners, some had better relationships, improved self-esteem. The list goes on!
100% of previous graduates would recommend the course to friends and colleagues.
Isn't it time your brain got a workout too? Get in touch now to see if the course is for you or to book your place.
Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Get in touch today to start your journey.
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