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563 reviews

About the Course

Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks. Learn how to use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today’s turbulent times. Using case studies and situations encountered by class members, explore successful models and proven methods that are readily transferable on-the-job. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Choose and apply appropriate problem solving and decision making processes and methods 2. Identify common obstacles to effective problem solving and decision making 3. Recognize the human variable in problem solving and decision making 4. Assess major conceptual blocks and significant situational challenges 5. Apply concepts to enhancing personal development and organizational performance 6. Explain the key elements of problem solving and decision making and the barriers associated with them...

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Jun 25, 2020

The Training course was very attractive and valuable for implementation of the knowledge gain for solving of different problem faced in official works as well as personal responsibilities.


Apr 09, 2020

An amazing course to look at the problem and making decisions. A must for all managers and above. Gave a deep insight into how to look at issues and approaches to resolve them. Thanks

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By César F S R

Sep 30, 2016

Un excelente curso, totalmente recomendado.

By Ihor B

Sep 13, 2015

It's a great course! Thanks a lot for that!


May 21, 2020

Super Course!!!!

Thank You So Much Coursera

By Prawira H S

Oct 01, 2019

We can learn option how to decision making

By Bruno B

Apr 12, 2016

Simple and direct. Just the way it should.


Jul 27, 2020

loved it.Enhanced my skills to negotiate.

By Ammar A

Jun 07, 2020

Very informative and thought provoking...

By Ilian K C

Jun 08, 2016

Muy buen, muy bien explicado con ejemplos

By Asiyil A

Apr 20, 2020

I really enjoyed it. thanks to Dr. stone

By Nouran A I M

Apr 15, 2020

very usefull information in simple way .

By lupontor83

Feb 17, 2020

I really enjoyed, it has been excellent!

By Trinh T H

Aug 21, 2019

Great! I learnt a lots from this course.

By Prasanna M

Aug 19, 2017

Enjoyed each day though failed few times

By R. A T

Aug 11, 2015

a real pleasure, thanks for posting this

By Ines H

Nov 27, 2018

Again great teacher! Down to the point.

By Antonio T

Feb 26, 2018

Well structured and clear explanations.

By Carissa J E O

Jun 26, 2016

Easy to understand . Useful knowledge .

By Muritala A

Apr 25, 2019

The course is very effective and okay.

By Yerbolat K

Jul 19, 2020

cool and amazing tutor and tutorials!

By Vivian S P

Jan 07, 2020

I like it the course and recommended.

By Bjorn B

Oct 10, 2019

I can now make effective decisions.

By Sayanta G

Aug 03, 2020

the course was very knowledgeable.

By Kedibone R

Jul 20, 2020

I have learnt a lot on this course

By Antony Q

Jul 28, 2017

great knowledge and tools for work

By levent m

Jan 23, 2016

this is very usefull thank you!!!!