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Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Workshop


13th - 14th, August 2024 / Online
SAVE UP TO $600
Discount ends in 23 days

Overview


Unpack critical thinking as a mental process and set of action steps to address everyday problems

• Apply practical outcome-driven models for critical thinking and problem solving
• Expand your perspective and deepen your understanding of issues and problems impacting your work
• Understand team dynamics in problem solving and how to work with others in the process
• Overcome common roadblocks to critical thinking and problem solving

Speakers


Martin Brooker

Martin, a distinguished veteran with 37 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, boasts a career marked by command at sea and operational excellence in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Pacific. Retiring in 2015 as a Commodore, he transitioned to become the Founder and Director of the Quench Group. Specialising in personal and organisational change, Martin draws from his rich leadership experiences and culture change initiatives. Recognised with awards like the Conspicuous Service Cross and a Commendation for Distinguished Service, he shares authentic insights on leadership challenges. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Martin serves as an R U OK? Community Ambassador.

Founder
Quench Group

Agenda


Workshop

Critical thinking and problem solving as a key priority

- Review the current context and landscape for problem-solving 

- How critical thinking provides the necessary lens to frame problems rationally and produce evidence-based solutions

- How problem-solving ability could drive your career advancement


Unpacking critical thinking techniques

- The cognitive principles, tools and strategies essential to critical thinking

- Reviewing critical thinking tools and taking stock of our own limitations and strengths

- How to think like a scientist - Learning how to objectively collect and evaluate evidence


Problem-solving methods and key tools

- Reviewing common types of problems

- Root cause analysis - getting to the heart of the problem

- Explore how Systems Thinking is applied to provide clarity around root causes, interdependencies, possible constraints and outcomes

- Creating a process map or mind map to provide clarity around the problem

- Creative problem-solving techniques and activities 


 Working with others on problem-solving

- Facilitating a shared understanding of issues and problems 

- Learn to prepare and present powerful evidence-based arguments and solutions

- Resolving conflict and challenges in group problem solving

- Cognitive biases, ideological conflict and problems arising in groups

  • Martin Brooker Founder Quench Group

Workshop

Definition: Understanding the problem

- Agreeing on the reality of the problem: Definition of key variables: known causal factors, structure, scope, stakeholder impact, interdependencies and constraints

- Evaluating problem impacts

- Consider solution criteria and problem-solving deliverables

 

Analysis: Identifying and evaluating possible solutions

- Evaluate solutions based on feasibility, impact and risk

- How to approach complex or ‘wicked problems’ (problems resistant to conventional resolution) - Review tools, priorities and resources available (including expertise)

 

Implementation: The problem-solving process in action

- Approaching the problem-solving process as a system, applying a critical thinking lens at all stages, consider:

- Analysis of variables, root-cause analysis and interdependencies

- Design of possible solutions, opportunities or courses of action

- Selection and deployment of solution

- Decision on Implementation

- Monitoring, learning and evaluation

 

Cultivating your skills and maintaining your edge as a critical thinker 

- Wrap up discussion on key themes

- What will you do differently as a result of this program?

- Develop your action plan to implement on your return to work

  • Martin Brooker Founder Quench Group

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