Participants will discover differing definitions of critical thinking and how to get comfortable with the term itself before gaining comfort with thinking critically. We will then explore, briefly, the 15 odd "traits" required by experts to be a good critical thinker. As an integrated approach to thinking this portion of the webinar will provide confirmation that many of us already possess the skills or attributes necessary to think critically.
We will then transform this theory of critical thinking into the process of decision-making. Many have found that recognizing the process in what we do actually helps us master the subject matter. After that we talk about the three keys to success in decision-making and problem solving and end up the webinar by highlighting those actions that will derail our ability to think critical or to make effective decisions.