American Management Association Seminars

Critical Thinking Certification: How to Develop a Thought Based Organization
Seminar No: 02033-XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.8
Length: 3 days

Program Description:

Co-developed by AMA and Pearson TalentLens.
Get certified to administer the "gold standard" Critical Thinking assessments and development tools

Want a better way to discover and develop high potential talent? This breakthrough course can help employees overcome roadblocks and accelerate the success of everyone in your organization. Critical Thinking is the #1 competency of next generation leaders, but you don’t transform into an innovative, thought-based organization overnight. The Watson-Glaser™ II Critical Thinking Appraisal can help you develop a blueprint to assess baseline critical thinking abilities in your company. This course will train you on how to help others develop a new, more dynamic mindset—one that starts with the ability to stop and think, to recognize assumptions, evaluate information and draw conclusions.

AMA is Pearson TalentLens’ exclusive certification provider—so now is the time to get this valuable training.

How You Will Benefit

  • Strengthen your career credentials and help develop people at all levels in the organization
  • Predict performance and discover high potentials more precisely
  • Learn to map assessment results back to performance data
  • Apply the RED Critical Thinking Model and Strategic Thinking Pyramid in real business scenarios
  • Learn Critical Thinking reinforcement tools and training approaches for all levels
  • Gain comfort in applying critical thinking, Pearson’s online Critical Thinking University and interactive game
What You Will Cover
  • Understanding the history, science, reliability and validity of the Watson-Glaser assessment
  • Learning how to use the assessment in an ethical and effective way in recruitment, selection, coaching and leadership development
  • Recognizing best practices for debriefing an employee on their results
  • How to introduce, use, administer and train managers to use Pearson’s Critical Thinking University
  • Using the My Thinking Styles assessment to unlock and leverage an individual’s preferred thinking style
Who Should Attend

HR and OD professionals, corporate training and development managers, OD consulting, independent consultants/practitioners and senior managers who want to integrate critical thinking principles, tools, and assessments into an organization.

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City, State, Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309

Washington, DC
Arlington, Virginia
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202

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