Community Event: Power & Presence - Dynamic Decision-making through the Art of Critical Thinking

  • Friday, November 03, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton

When women can examine information from multiple perspectives in order to make the best judgment call, it gives them a competitive edge over colleagues who simply weigh in and make decisions based on past experiences and training. Yet there is a common myth that men are the critical/logical thinkers while women are the emotional responders. Critical thinkers are not gender specific. Instead this class addresses how women can differentiate fact from fiction/perception, examine beliefs from both logical and reflective perspectives and create new insights and answers when making all decisions.

This program helps women utilize techniques to:

  • Master tough decision-making by recognizing assumptions, evaluating arguments and drawing conclusions
  • Apply critical-thinking strategies to lingering challenges through implicit questions, i.e. what is basis for this opinion, what evidence, why is this accurate and why would this apply to the problem.
  • Understand different approaches to analyzing a problem through multiple sources (diagramming, alternative perspectives, questioning relevance and validity)
  • Recognize bias, persuasive manipulation, and emotion when getting snapshot of an issue

Workshop Facilitator: Jennifer Webb

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