The best way to learn is by doing – that’s the idea behind the Critical Thinking Boot Camp, a two-day immersion course into critical thinking for managers.

The Critical Thinking Boot Camp delivered by Executive Development Associates and powered by the Watson-Glaser™ II Critical Thinking Appraisal is an intensive, 3-phase development process focused on learning practical decision-making and problem-solving skills that will have an IMMEDIATE impact on your bottom line. While there won’t be any push-ups or sprints, each attendee will be immersed in masters level, vigorous training on critical thinking. They will be assessed, will work on their real work-related issues and be kept accountable by a coach as well as your management team. Seventy-four percent of participants say they applied new skills on the job!

3-Phase Program

The three-phase program begins as participants take the Watson-Glaser assessment and meet with their managers to identify actual workplace problems to be solved. In the second phase — the workshop itself — participants learn how to think critically as they examine the problem and develop a course of action. The third phase takes place a month later, as instructors follow up with participants and their managers with advice and support.

Benefits to Your Organization

The Critical Thinking Boot Camp builds lasting problem-solving skills and a culture of critical thinking that translates directly to an organization’s bottom line. Organizations that host a workshop are able to:

  • Demonstrate how improved critical thinking skills lead to more effective problem-solving, well reasoned decisions, improved strategic thinking, and better planning and implementation
  • Accomplish tangible, business-related work during training
  • Immediately show a return on training dollars invested
  • Build an organizational culture that rewards critical thinking

Boot Camp Testimonials

"The Critical Thinking Boot Camp was absolutely one of the best educational experiences I have attended. The Boot Camp enables complex issues to be dissected logically, using proven methods, to enable the development of "out of the box" solutions." - Department of Defense

“I need to ‘be more strategic,’ but no one has ever been able to tell me what to do differently. Problem solved!” — Recent participant

"Very strong facilitation! I was impressed by the many tools available and their functionality. Most importantly, the course helps you deal more effectively with real-life business decision-making." — VP of Sales

"Wow! Being a continuous improvement manager, I was aware of problem solving tools, but the delivery of this course was great! It opened my mind to the ways to use these new techniques." — Manager, Continuous Improvement


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