CATEGORY TYPE: Human Resources

COURSE NAME:Critical Thinking for HR Professionals


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If we take Logic to be the activity of drawing inferences (conclusions) from a body of information, then no doubt humans have been using logic for as long as they have been thinking, or at least consciously thinking.  Critical thinking, as the term is generally used these days, roughly means reasonable and reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do.  In doing such thinking, one is helped by the employment of a set of critical thinking dispositions and abilities that can serve as a set of comprehensive goals for a critical thinking curriculum and its assessment.  This course will introduce the critical thinking with emphasis on analyzing and constructing both inductive and deductive arguments.  Critical reasoning will be applied to a variety of situations, such as making sound decisions, evaluating claims and assertions and avoiding fallacious reasoning.



  • Why intuitive  HR decision making is not effective
  • How thinking and reasoning processes operate
  • Natural barriers to sound reasoning
  • The ability to identify common formal and informal logical fallacies Structure, standards, and ethics of critical thinking
  • Inputs and implications of thought processes
  • How to control and evaluate your thought processes
  • How to reason effectively and consistently
  • The ability to understand the relationship between language and reasoning, and to define and clarify expressions
  • Distinguish correct from fallacious forms of reasoning.
  • Analyze and critique both inductive and deductive arguments


Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Matters

Understanding the importance of critical thinking and how it differs from other types of thinking (e.g. memorization) are the first steps to improving the HR way of thinking in decision making.  In this introductory lesson, participants will be introduced to six critical-thinking skills: interpretation, analysis, inference, explanation, evaluation, and self-regulation. So we will touch these points:

  • Are you a critical thinker?
  • What is critical thinking?
  • Why do we need critical thinking?
  • Developing as a critical thinker
  • Second-order thinking


Right Brain! Left Brain! Brain Sprain!: Understanding Your Preferred Approach

This unit begins with a brief introduction to the physiology of the brain and its impact on thinking.  Participants will discover the difference between right-brain and left-brain thinking and assess their preferred approach to processing information.



The Natural Barriers to Sound Reasoning- problems encountered in the quest for critical thought

In this section we will touch these points that blocking our right way of thinking as HR professionals:

  • The basic problem, mine is better - Mind set
  • Resistance to change
  • Conformity
  • Face saving
  • Emotional state
  • Mental shortcuts
  • Patterning
  • Bias and assumptions- stereotyping- unwarranted assumption
  • Need for explanations- oversimplification
  • Narrow focus
  • Stubbornness
  • Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
  • Hasty conclusion
  • Logical fallacies
  • The problem in combination
  • Clarity
  • Relevance
  • Logic
  • Accuracy
  • Depth
  • Significance
  • Precision
  • Breadth
  • Fairness
  • Ethics of critical thinkers


In this section we will get to know the Standards of Critical Thinking


Strategy for practicing critical thinking

  • Knowing yourself
  • Being observant
  • Clarifying issues
  • Conducting inquiry
  • Forming a judgment
  • Deductive and Inductive reasoning


We've Always Done It This Way: Getting Past Nay-Sayers and Other Negative People

Overcoming the mentality of "that's never going to work" is a challenge in any environment.  At the conclusion of this course, participants will learn how to sell benefits to guarantee maximum buy-in to new ideas and processes-even with the toughest crowd

  • The course is intended for HR professional at all levels of  the work  who wish to become clearer about the logical structure of natural language—, not to beg a question.
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