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INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program is a turn-key training solution to learning & development of core skills and mindset for critical thinking.  The online modules with accompanying exercises include access to an integrated assessment metric as well as performance reporting tools.

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Better Thinking, Better Results

Based upon decades of research in critical thinking, Insight Assessment has identified abilities and attitudes that are necessary for high stakes decision-making in the corporate world.

Insight Assessment developed these comprehensive materials for L&D workshops, throughout the world, to advance critical thinking.  The program is designed to build critical thinking in teams as well as in individuals. 

INSIGHT Development Program is your solution for fulfilling organizational management goals.

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

Modules are written in a user-friendly, conversational tone, keeping viewers engaged and interested.

Every module targets a specific skill or habit of mind. Definitions, personal and workplace examples, and suggestions for improvement are featured. 

Additionally, there are reflective mental exercises to further apply what is being learned.  

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

INSIGHT Development Program is a cost-effective, validated program to improve decision-making skills and foster a culture of positive thinking at work. The flexible structure allows employees to learn at their own pace, controlling time spent on task and progress.  It can be offered in module progressive format as well as the popular option of controlled assignments. 

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

The Program 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 with individual reports that are utilized for individual professional development, continuous improvement initiatives, talent identification and other quality improvement initiatives.   

Your goal is to strengthen the effectiveness of your teams.

Invest in the training and assessment of critical thinking where the ROI is better decisions, made every day.

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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 company leaders 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.

Data is needed to document gains in employee skills. No metrics, no proof of ROI.

HR depends on objective measurements to determine the value and effectiveness of initiatives. Development programs that provide training without metrics are incomplete. 

Focus your employee training program on improving thinking to transform:

Process improvement

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

Team development

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

Hiring/placement/talent development

  • Training: Critical thinking skills are essential job skills. Maximize your training dollars. Implement an effective training program that targets the improvement of skills that affect job performance. 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 providing individual development opportunities

  • Training: Offer a self-directed capability for self-improvement by strengthening core skills and motivation. Demonstrate company commitment to employees through continuing their skills development. Build trainee confidence in the value of improving thinking and reasoning.
  • Metrics: Support individual professional development programs with comprehensive reports analyzing employee thinking strengths and weaknesses. Target the thinking skills/attitudes that are objectively identified as needing improvement.
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Where are you in the process of delivering an effective employee development program?

There are many reasons to research employee training programs. 

Companies implement a development program when it provides a comprehensive and effective solution to their needs, while minimizing the burden on their systems.

A cost-effective solution delivers high-quality training and metrics

INSIGHT Development Program is a comprehensive self-study program focused on one of the most fundamental workplace skills--critical thinking.  

It accomplishes two complementary goals by providing: 1) a proven online training program to improve essential work skills and 2) 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.

It is your solution for effective training, improving the quality of thinking as well as supplying objective metrics to document the achievement of your goals.

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

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INSIGHT Development Online Training Modules

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Training to strengthen employee thinking skills

Available for the first time outside of workshops, INSIGHT Development Program presents a suite of proven training modules designed to improve employee 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. However, these skills and attributes also apply to problems and decisions in all aspects of life.

Maximize your investment in training

INSIGHT Development Program offers employees a positive opportunity to personally focus on self-improvement in skills valued by their employer.

The program 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, controlling their time on task and progress.

Modules do not require specific content knowledge. This makes the program valuable as a new hire onboarding tool. Current employees also benefit from these professional development and quality improvement tools.

Each training 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 introductory module clarifies the definition of 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
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Decision Skills Series

The modules in the Decision Skills Series stimulate a better understanding of the impact of problem solving skills and provide strategies to avoid common errors. 

Modules focus on problem analysis, evaluating alternatives as well as interpreting and assessing explanations and choices. Reasoning in precise and in ambiguous contexts and applying critical thinking to numerical information are also included.

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

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The modules in the Thinking Mindset Series focus on the personal attributes that support strength in reasoning and decision-making.

Each module focuses 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 decision skills 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 

A practical development program to improve thinking

INSIGHT Development Program modules provide strategies to improve the ability to reason through problems to discover workable solutions. 

It is a self-improvement process that uses practical steps for individuals to improve their critical thinking.  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.

Critical thinking is the factor that most impacts your company success. Contact us if you are ready to focus your learning and development programs on improving employee skills.

Better decision-making leads to better results.

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