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Critical Thinking Workshop

By: Sandhills Consulting Nigeria Ltd

Lagos State, Nigeria

01 - 02 Feb, 2017  2 day

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NGN 78,750

This Critical Thinking course should be recommended across the board in an organization to make employees critical thinkers. Critical thinkers consider problems from multiple points of view before reaching a decision. It is relevant to all professions.

In every organization, effective communication (EC) is pivotal in achieving success through good performance. Poor communication will lead to poor performance, because decisions are likely to be poor and made from errors in illogical reasoning and misunderstanding in giving and receiving instructions, and even in writing memos, drafting contracts, and corporate procedures and guidelines. In Nigeria and Africa as a whole, English Language is not the first language, consequently citizens of Africa often experience barriers in communicating at the workplace. Critical thinking will improve the quality of communication in an organization in different ways to improve efficiency.  

Course Content

The course content will include but not limited to the following

Day One

  • What Makes Writing Work
  • Tips for the Effective Writer
  • Writing and Critical Thinking-An Introduction
  • Writing And Other Forms of Communication
  • Reading, Listening and Speaking
  • Exercises
  • Writing and Problem Solving: Skills Required
  • How to Develop Basic Writing Skills
  • The Writing Process
  • Thinking Critically About the Issues
  • Getting Your Ideas Together
  • Planning a Paper
  • Basic Writing Structure
  • Avoiding Ambiguous and Unclear Writing
  • Group Exercise

Day Two

  • Critical Thinking
  • The Process of Making an Argument
  • How to Cultivate Excellence in Thought
  • Logic
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Mistakes in Reasoning
  • Examples and Discussion of Valid and Invalid Arguments
  • Different Types of Fallacies
  • Critical Thinking and Technical Research

Workshop Outcome:

On completion of the workshop, Participants should:

  • Understand the purpose of Communicating Effectively.
  • Be Capable of Demonstrating Effective Writing.
  • Understand What Logic Is.
  • Understand What Critical Thinking Is.
  • Understand the process of making Sound Arguments.
  • Be capable of Differentiating between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning.
  • Be able to discuss the Importance of Critical Thinking in Improving Organizational Performance.
  • Be Capable of Identifying valid and Invalid Arguments.
  • Be Competent to demonstrate the use of Critical thinking in problem Solving and Decision Making and more.

Target Audience:

All Supervisory level Employees and Managers

6,Segun Gbele Close, Off Lola Holloway Street, Omole Phase 1, Ojodu-Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria Feb 01 - 02 Feb, 2017
NGN 78,750.00(VAT Inclusive)
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08185131363, 08061277967,

PROFESSOR PENDER GBENEDIO (CEO/ CHIEF CONSULTANT SANDHILLS CONSULTING NIG. LTD). B.Sc. Accounting, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio USA; MBA and Ph.D. Accounting, University of Cincinnati Ohio USA; Doctoral Secondary Fields, Finance and Industrial Management. Worked as Financial Specialist at the Corporate Headquarters of the National Cash Register Company (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio USA. He was later appointed a Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Associate Dean of the Business School at North Carolina Central University, in Durham, North Carolina, USA; Campus Dean at Strayer University, Colombia Campus, South Carolina, USA. He has taught numerous courses, multiple times in Accounting, Finance and Industrial Management. He is also a visiting Professor at Covenant University (Sango Ota) teaching Ph. D and M.SC Environmental, International and Oil &Gas Accounting. His strengths are in Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Functional, Soft Skills and Leadership Courses.DR. VALENCIA WESTRAY: B.Sc Ph. D in Organisational Behaviour, MBA Managements and Human Resources Management, HR and Staffing Consultant in Morgaret Business Solutions; Campus Dean, Strayer University; Faculty at South University, USA. She has diverse experience in Human Resource Management and Leadership for Women.DR (MRS). V. Y KPEKE: B.sc Chemistry. University of Ibadan, MSc Chemistry, Delta State University, Delta State; Ph. D Counselling Psychology (her strength).
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