• Understanding critical thinking
  • Where other types of thinking fit in
  • The critical thinking process
  • A critical thinker’s skill set
  • Creating explanations
  • Dealing with assumptions
  • Critical and creative thought systems
  • Using the right problem-solving approach to achieve the required outcomes
  • Identify your critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and areas for development
  • Work through the critical thinking process to build or analyse arguments
  • Develop and evaluate explanations
  • Improve key critical thinking skills
  • Use creative thinking techniques
Who Should Attend

Team leaders and managers who want to learn new ways to approach challenges. If you are required to make decisions of any kind this course will improve your ability to make effective choices with a new scope to view problems and opportunities.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation
  • Practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem-solving approaches for use in the workplace
  • Understand critical and non-critical thinking approaches to apply at work
  • Develop adaptive leadership and management to apply to co-design and collaboration on work and projects
  • Build and use communication (internally and externally) to achieve organisational aspirations and work outcomes
  • Enhance your decision-making capabilities

Learn about our speakers

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

BEd, GradDipBusAdmin, CIVTAA, PracCert Mediation CIArb
Centre for People Development

Chris has held a diverse range of roles in his career, both in Australia and internationally. He has successfully led learning and development projects that have enhanced both individual and organisational capability, including in his role as national manager for industry based national apprenticeship mentoring programs.

Chris has extensive management and leadership experience across many industry sectors including Defence, Banking, Aged Care and Mining.

He has certifications in several psychometric tools, is a practicing mediator and is highly regarded for his interpersonal skills and a practical approach to learning and development.

Upcoming course availability

In person

July 2024

Monday, 29 July 2024

In person

November 2024

Thursday, 28 November 2024


1 full-day
9:00am-4:30pm (8:45am registration)

Competency framework
Middle Manager Core (ASO4-ASO6)
(this is provided as a guide only)

Workbook, resources, morning tea, lunch and refreshments

IPAA SA - Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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Personal Member $575
State Govt Employee Member $615
Corporate Member $625
Non-member $725

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