June 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday. June 4, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration Fees: 
Member Rate: $65     Non-Member Rate: $90

The Training will be a Zoom Meeting webinar Each registrant will receive the Zoom link and handouts on Thursday, June 3rd. 

Course Objective:

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.

Learning Content:

  • Describe what critical thinking is and explain why it is valuable in making decisions.
  • Understand critical thinking as it pertains to the workplace.
  • Describe and apply the basics of strategic reasoning and problem solving.
  • Explore the importance of raising vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly. and precisely
  • Learn how to gather and assess relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it Effectively.
  • Understand how to think open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, assumptions, implications, and practical consequences.
  • Learn key steps to communicate effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.
  • Understand the process of systematic problem solving.
  • Identify and overcome barriers to critical thinking that can stall decision making.
  • Explore the value of thinking Outside-the-Box: Challenging the Premise (What if? What other?)

In this course real world examples are shared during exercises to illustrate how to effectively utilize critical thinking methods.


Facilitator: Karen Jacobs brings over 30 years of expertise in Training, Management, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Market Research, Leadership Coaching and Process Improvement. She is a partner of The Integrity Team, Inc. a full-service training and coaching organization focusing on growth of individuals and their organizations. She is an independent consultant for DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Previously, she was a Director with over 110 matrixed employees with a Fortune 200 Gas and Electric Public Utility. She has specific experience in leading organizational change, conflict resolution, problem solving, and implementation of strategic service initiatives.


June 4, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Zoom Meeting Webinar
A 48-hour cancellation notice for refund is required. To request a cancellation, please send your request to registration@mdworks.com. This payment is not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deducted as a business expense.

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