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INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program offers a series of online thinking skills and mindset enrichment modules with accompanying exercises, access to an assessment metric and performance reporting tools.

Better Thinking, Better Results

The INSIGHT Development Program is designed to help employers build critical thinking in teams as well as in individuals. In consultation with experts and working professionals and from decades of research on thinking and reasoning in human decision making, Insight Assessment has identified core skills and mindsets that are necessary for high stakes decision making in the business world. Insight Assessment consultants developed these comprehensive training materials for training and development workshops throughout the world to advance critical thinking ability for our customers.

Designed to be used as independent study by employees, it can also be incorporated into existing training programs.

Each module targets specific skills or habits of mind. Each module features definitions, practical personal and workplace examples, suggestions for improvement as well reflective mental exercises to apply what is being learned.  Modules are written with a user friendly conversational tone that keeps trainees engaged and interested.

Online modules are available 24/7 on a secure exclusive website.

INSIGHT Development Program is a cost effective, validated self-paced program for improving decision skills and fostering a workplace culture of positive thinking mindset. The flexible structure lets employees work independently, controlling time on task, pace and progress.  It can be offered in module progressive model though most clients prefer controlling assignments. 

INSIGHT Development program offers a unique integration of assessment and development.

Each purchase includes (1) a series of modules targeted to strengthen an individual’s thinking characteristics and (2) the use of the corresponding Insight Assessment testing instrument and individual reports that can be used for individual professional development, continuous improvement initiatives, talent identification and other quality improvement programs.   

Our clients share a common goal: to strengthen the effectiveness of their employee teams. They invest in the training and assessment of critical thinking because it pays off every day in better decisions.

Why you need an employee thinking development program

To target better employee thinking skills you need to find the right development & training program

Why improve the quality of employee decision-making and problem-solving?

Many companies realize that improving the quality of employee decision-making and problem-solving is vital to their continued success.   They realize that poor thinking can hurt their bottom line at every level every day.  Weakness in thinking skills leads to errors, missed opportunities, poor risk assessment, reduced program impact and subpar results.

Focus your employee training program on improving thinking to impact:

Process improvement :

  • Training:  Fewer mistakes are made when employees approach problems and decisions with the ability to analyze problems, evaluate options, anticipate consequences and apply numerical data.  Innovation increases when employees have the mindset to persist until they find solutions. Modules enable employees to build the skills and mindset attributes that that lead to product and systemic quality improvements
  • Metrics: used for quality improvement and continuous improvement programs

Team Development :

  • Training: Proactively build more rounded and productive teams with the focus on skills and motivation to think well together.  Team members use the modules to improve and exercise the application of key skills and mindsets
  • Metrics: Use assessments to identify strengths & weaknesses of teams, departments, or divisions so that systematic problem-solving solutions can be implemented in areas of operations where change is needed.

Hiring/placement/talent development:

  • Training:  Maximize training dollars by implementing an effective training program that targets the improvement of critical thinking skills that are valuable for all staff members. Build a work culture that values and rewards good thinking.
  • Metrics: Use for employee engagement programs, talent identification,onboarding, career development. Objectively match employee skills and talents to job responsibilities; validate that you are hiring promoting and retaining the  most effective people.

Corporate Commitment to provide individual development opportunities:

  • Training: Offer a self-directed capability for self-improvement by strengthening core skills and motivation. Demonstrate company commitment to continuing skill development opportunities for employees. can build trainee confidence in the value of improving thinking and reasoning.
  • Metrics:  Comprehensive individual reports detailing thinking strengths and weaknesses can be used to support individual professional development plans that target the thinking skills/attitudes that are identified as needing improvement.

Where are you in the process of delivering an effective development program for your employees?

Companies research employee training programs for many reasons.  Companies implement a development program when it provides a comprehensive and effective solution to their needs while minimizing the burden on their systems.

INSIGHT Development Program Modules and accompanying metrics deliver

INSIGHT Development Program is a comprehensive self-study program focused on one of the most vital workplace skills: critical thinking.  It accomplishes two complementary goals; it provides a proven online training program to improve essential work skills and also provides access to performance metrics using industry leading assessment tools . This combination makes INSIGHT Development Program a uniquely valuable human resources tool.  

INSIGHT Development program can be implemented to supplement your current employee training programs or as an additional independent benefit to your staff at all levels. 

It is a solution to your need for effective training to improve the quality of thinking and objective metrics to meet your goals.

Whatever motivates your decision to implement an effective development program, INSIGHT Development Plan delivers comprehensive, cost effective solution.

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INSIGHT Development Online Training Modules

Strong reasoning skills and thinking mindset are needed for decision strength | Insight Assessment

Available for the first time outside of workshops, the INSIGHT Development Program presents a suite of proven training modules designed to improve thinking. 

Using an approachable conversational tone, modules focus on core critical thinking skills and mindset attributes required for success in business, professional and personal life. Scenarios, examples and reflective mental exercises in these modules center on the workplace, but these skills and attributes apply to problems and decisions in all aspects of life.

The INSIGHT Development Program offers employees a positive opportunity to personally focus on self-improvement in skills valued by their employer. It is designed to be used as an independent study but can also be used to supplement existing training programs. Delivered online 24/7, the flexible structure permits employees to work at their own pace determining time on task and progress. Modules do not require specific content knowledge so they are valuable as an onboarding tool for new hires as well as professional development and quality improvement tools for current employees.

Each module requires approximately 30-60 minutes. Modules feature application of targeted skills and mindset attributes to genuine workplace decisions and problems.

INSIGHT Development Program includes three series of modules:

The Big Picture

The first introductory module clarifies what we mean by critical thinking, demonstrates the importance of critical thinking and differentiates between the skills dimension and the mindset dimension of critical thinking.

  • The Workplace Power of Critical Thinking
  • Decision-Making Traps and Releases
    Critical Thinking Skills Sphere

Decision Skills Series

The modules in the Decision Skills series focus on problem analysis, evaluating alternatives, interpreting and assessing explanations and choices, reasoning in precise and in ambiguous contexts, and applying critical thinking to numerical information. Modules stimulate a better understanding of the impact of skills in problem-solving and how to avoid common errors.  Examples of topics covered in decision skills modules include:

  • Getting the Problem Right
  • Clarifying Communication and Spotting Nonsense
  • Analyzing Spoken Arguments
  • “This -is-Like-That” Reasoning
  • “Top-Down” Reasoning Skills
  • Comparing “This-is-Like-That”, “Top-Down” and “Bottom-Up” Reasoning
  • Logically Precise Reasoning
  • Reasoning in Ambiguous Contexts
  • Evaluating Credibility
  • Reasoning in Quantitative Contexts

The Thinking Mindset Series

7 Thinking Habits of Mind

The modules in the Thinking Mindset Series focus on the personal attributes that support strength in reasoning and decision-making. In each module the focus will be on one or more very distinct attributes, each of which are valued by employers, community groups, and everyone who works on decision teams. The modules address the willingness to engage problems and to make decisions using strong critical thinking. Examples of topics covered in mindset modules include:

  • Fostering a Positive Critical Thinking Mindset
  • Foresightful, Driven, and Organized      
  • Truth-Seeking, Judicious, and Trustful of Reason
  • Committed, Dependable, and Honorable
  • Adaptable, Resourceful, and Inventive        
  • Motivational, Open-Minded, and Professional 

INSIGHT Development program is a self-improvement process that guides individuals through practical steps to improve their critical thinking. Modules provide strategies to improve the ability to reason through problems to discover workable solutions.  As participants progress through the modules, they see the value of improving thinking skills and avoiding common reasoning errors. The motivation to use critical thinking skills to make sound decisions is reinforced.

Contact us if you are ready to focus your training and development programs on the factor that most impacts your company’s success: the thinking skills of your employees. 

Better decision-making leads to better results.

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