Critical Thinking

Get better results by applying tools for thinking clearly, critically, and creatively.

  • Recognise the factors which might be influencing your thinking.
  • Analyse and discuss issues from a number of perspectives.
  • Challenge assumptions and inferences.
  • Influence others with your ability to think clearly.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • The shortcuts we usually take when we think.
    • How to think more clearly and creatively.
    • The elements of critical thinking.
    • The international standards for critical thinking - clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance and fairness.
    • Tools for thinking and expressing our thinking.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their critical thinking skills.

    Extend your learning and deepen your critical thinking skills through a highly effective mix of online and face-to-face activities in this blended learning course.

  • How will I benefit?

    In this workshop, you will look at how we usually think – and why it sometimes trips us up – and try out models of thinking that will help you to think clearly, challenge assumptions, expand your perceptions and influence others.

    You will gain a range of practical and useful tools to improve the quality and clarity of your thinking – reducing bias and improving outcomes.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain an individual who can think more clearly and critically, with an improved ability to consider a range of possibilities and generate new ideas and solutions.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
The course has certainly got me thinking! It has provided me with useful tools to deal with different situations, both at work & personally.past participant

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Approach and Solve Business Problems.

Want to do this course online?

Critical Thinking Online.

Available course dates:

  • Wednesday, 13 July 2022 (9.30am - 1.00pm)

    Course Start Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022 (9.30am - 1.00pm)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Gary Edwards LLB (Hons) CSP

    Gary is a corporate trainer, facilitator and coach, who specialises in helping business people to improve their performance by showing them how to communicate more effectively in critical situations: leadership, workplace culture, teams, sales, negotiation, conflict resolution and customer service. A former lawyer and trained mediator, Gary has over 20 years’ experience in education and consulting in the public and private sectors and in vocational training and higher education, as well as working as a researcher in workplace learning, change management and professional performance. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – an internationally recognised level of certification from Professional Speakers Australia (PSA), the peak body for professional speakers in Australia. Less than 150 people in Australia hold the CSP designation. Gary is also an accredited Workplace Trainer and Assessor. Gary’s teaching approach is based on his twin beliefs that being able to work in collaboration with others is the key to personal and organisational success, and that it is the quality of the conversations that we have every day with other people that determines the level of that success. In delivering his programs he focuses on providing practical strategies and tools: the emphasis is on “how to do it”, not just “what to do”.

    Schedule number: 7910
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$450.00
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