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American Management Association Seminars


Critical Thinking for IT and Technical Professionals
Seminar No: 02933-XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.8
Length: 3 days


Learn how to weigh the alternatives, solve problems efficiently, develop logical explanations for your actions and explain them to others.

By applying critical thinking to the tasks and challenges you face in your work, you will begin to experience breakthroughs you never thought possible. Here are proven techniques for building and expanding your thinking skills to fully consider all sides of an issue and anticipate a broader range of possibilities. This seminar will include several videotapes, as well as case studies and a self-scoring thinking-style assessment that will be administered in class.

Who Should Attend

All professionals in IT and technical fields, including database consultants, applications specialists, IT directors, CIOs and professionals in electronics engineering, R&D and Web development.

How You Will Benefit

  • Become familiar with different styles of thinking and identify your personal preferences
  • Ask yourself “big picture” questions
  • Learn how to challenge assumptions and expand perceptions about situations
  • Come to better conclusions and decisions more often
  • Influence and persuade others with clear thinking and clear language
  • Manage team idea exchanges
  • Learn how to find out what you don’t know—and solve the real problem
  • Apply what you learn to the day-to-day operation of your business
What You Will Cover
  • Recognize the hallmarks of excellent critical thinking
  • Distinguish elements of the thinking process
  • Understand how critical thinking works in a team setting
  • Build a framework for integrating values and rational skills
  • Understand how critical thinking works in a team setting
  • Use active listening and effective communication strategies to build rapport while probing for assumptions
  • Understand Socratic dialogue techniques to develop a path to reasoned judgment
  • Discover your own thinking style preference
  • The four brain quadrants and their respective multiple intelligences
  • Build a metaphoric model for “thinking teams”
  • Perform contrastive analysis of individual thinking styles and data
  • Gain a working understanding of whole-brain thinking as a tool for building intellectual empathy

Note: Please bring a calculator and a copy of your annual report (if available).

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1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

Chicago
AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
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Chicago, IL 60631

San Francisco
AMA executive Conference Center is located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel
55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
San Francisco, CA 94103

Atlanta
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Address: 1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
City, State, Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309

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

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