Critical Thinking

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About this Session

In this session, you will learn to use a structured approach to critical thinking by applying elements to analyze issues and generate solutions. Interactive assignments will provide practice in problem solving.

Program Details

Program length

4 hours

Date & Location

Clients can request their ideal dates and location when completing the session request form.


$3,500 base price (for a group of up to 30 participants*).

Key Takeaways

  • Systematically analyze and evaluate information, concepts, and ideas in order to identify underlying assumptions, purposes, and questions, and synthesize this knowledge logically to form conclusions and recognize implications of those conclusions
  • Develop a shared understanding of your industry, discipline, or business role
  • Evaluate the eight elements of thought using nine intellectual standards (accuracy, clarity, precision, depth, breadth, relevance, fairness, significance, and logic)
  • Identify language barriers in written articles and practice using SEE-I approach for written communication

Key Projects/Activities:

  • Analyze a short business-related dilemma
  • Share analysis in pairs and with fellow participants
  • Analyze your discipline or profession, using the elements of thought
  • Work together to develop a shared understanding of your industry, discipline, or business role

Who Should Attend?

  • Those who want to develop critical thinking skills
  • Those who want a structured approach to reasoned thinking

Facilitating your session is easy with our Program PACKages.

Every Short Session comes with a Program PACKage: a carefully-crafted toolbox designed to help you deliver your program with ease. Contents include:

  • resources for pre-program communications (to keep your participants informed about logistics/details for the upcoming session)
  • a ‘best practices’ guide to assist with in-session support for your participants (while your instructor delivers their content)
  • an outline for providing your participants with essential post-session follow-up communications

Don’t want to handle the planning? For an additional fee, you can hire one of our Exec Ed staff members to serve as your program manager; simply select the “Program Management Support” add-on option when completing your session request form.

Credential Opportunities

Individuals satisfactorily completing a course will receive documentation to apply for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours.


Past Participants

NC State Executive Education has successfully delivered this session to teams from the following organizations:


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*For organizations with far fewer than 30 participants, we will work to pair you with another organization to disperse the cost and maximize your value.