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816 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...

Top reviews

Sep 5, 2020

A very informative and easy course. I loved studying it, the professor was very well versed and delivered the lectures in a way so that students find it easy to understand the text and context.

Feb 5, 2021

A concise and informative course. The course consolidates my fundamental knowledge about the different components and concepts of problem-solving and decision-making. I really learned a lot.

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By Kasika S

Sep 23, 2020

Great !!!! , I will bring the way as I learning to use with my work .

By Francisco L

Jan 16, 2017

So useful for my work.

Great for every manager, owner, consultant, etc

By Raquel M d A

Sep 24, 2015

Excellent course! It is perfect to get a introduction on the subject.

By Janelle P

Nov 14, 2020

A lot learned in the course, especially to deal with decision making

By Anshira K K

Jun 17, 2020

It's an awesome course. It's very essential in this stressful world.

By Rituparna M

May 20, 2020

Content is extremely useful and can be applied for future reference.


Jul 26, 2019

Excellent course regarding to solve the problem ,its help me a lot .

By 37_Sayee P

Sep 18, 2020

In detail explanation. You will love this course. Enjoy Learning :)

By Borys V

Oct 3, 2016

This was a very useful course with very good lectures and examples.

By Margaret G

Sep 12, 2015

The course was awesome! I learned a lot that I didn't know before.

By Tabitha E S

Sep 14, 2020

A fantastic course to learn decision making and to solve problems.

By Kelechi U

May 18, 2020

Excellent course. It's a plus to one's critical thinking abilities

By Dr. J H G

Apr 21, 2020

Thanks, Excellent course to learn finer aspects of decision making

By Mohsen M V

Sep 10, 2015

About the professor and his explanations this course was excellent

By Abdul M A K

Dec 16, 2021

Good topic , can help us to for better personal development skill

By Rachael N

Oct 10, 2020

I love how the course was organized and i have gained new skills.

By Muhammad A

Aug 11, 2020

A great course to learn about problem solving and decision making

By Manish K R

Apr 1, 2020


By Van K L N

Mar 26, 2020

"The course is extremely useful that help me in my career growth"

By Ali A

Oct 7, 2019

Examples are great and make it easier to understand the concepts.

By Anupam K

Jan 18, 2022

Wonderful experience and great learning output from this course.

By Eugene T

May 20, 2018

Excellent programme with relevant useful materials for reference

By Mohamed G

Mar 23, 2021

Great course, I really learnt important things, I recommend it.

By Megna K

Jun 16, 2020

learnt a few new concepts and approaches. Comprehensive course.

By Pratama Y

Oct 20, 2019

i got very useful tools for problem-solving and decision making