Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving

A 1-Day Hands-On Workshop

This workshop is designed to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills of government professionals who can apply those skills to issues and situations specific to the government work environment. Participants will learn how to identify, define, critically assess, and resolve issues; make decisions based on objective criteria; develop step-by-step plans to implement decisions effectively, and facilitate collaboration and teamwork in problem-solving and decision-making for creative, effective, and supported solutions.

Learning Objectives & Topics Covered in this Workshop:

  • Explain the importance of critical thinking and problem-solving in today‚Äôs government work environment
  • Leverage current theories on human thought to improve your creativity and performance
  • Discriminate between the different types of critical thinking styles and determine when to use each type
  • Identify problems and opportunities and learn how to address them
  • Assess the internal and external environmental factors surrounding problems and opportunities
  • Explore a wide range of potential responses to a problem or opportunity
  • Apply effective techniques to avoid common mind traps
  • Evaluate potential responses to a problem or opportunity to determine the best response
  • Effective Techniques for Collaboration during Team/Staff/Group Problem-Solving & Decision-Making