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

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

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.

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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