Critical

Thinking

Learn how to surface and then revise your
false assumptions, so your decisions and
actions will be based on today’s reality

Course Overview

Also building on what you learn from our previous courses, in our 6-hour Critical Thinking Course (including a 98-page Course Manual), you’ll learn how to uncover the false assumptions behind your most cherished beliefs, which is based on the powerful method of Assumptional Analysis. Because there has been so much dramatic change in the world during the past few decades, most of us are unconsciously making assumptions about key stakeholders that ONCE might have been true, but are now clearly false. By using the steps of assumptional analysis (in the second track of eight tracks of quantum transformation), you’ll be able to uncover and then revise your false assumptions, so your decisions and actions will now be based on today’s updated reality, not yesterday’s outdated fantasy.

RECORDED VIDEOS

watch on your laptop or desktop computer, or on your tablet or smartphone

6 HOURS

the average time for completing this course and its optional exam

COURSE MANUAL

includes a reduced image of every presentation slide with Dr. Kilmann’s personal notes

90-DAY ACCESS

available for you to watch the videos at any time, any day, as many times as you like

BENEFITS OF TAKING THIS COURSE

DOWNLOAD YOUR BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED COURSE MANUAL: This online course comes with a 98-page downloadable manual that includes an image of every presentation slide, Dr. Kilmann's personalized notes, reference material, and space for note taking.

LEARN THE VITAL ROLE OF ASSUMPTIONS IN ALL ASPECTS OF MANAGING CONFLICTS AND PROBLEMS: In a 6-hour recorded course, you'll hear Dr. Ralph Kilmann's crystal-clear voice explain how to surface and then revise the false assumptions behind your most cherished beliefs.

LEARN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS OF DETERMINING THE TRUTH OF WHAT YOU KNOW: You'll first learn two different ways to explore whether an assumption is true or false. The Lockean approach is based on achieving agreement. The Hegelian approach is based on magnifying disagreement. These two “inquiring systems” map onto the TKI Conflict Model, which reveals that each approach for discovering truth uses different conflict modes for managing agreement and disagreement among two or more people.

LEARN WHY THE MORE COMPLEX THE PROBLEM, THE MORE IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE TRUE, VALID ASSUMPTIONS: Dr. Kilmann then discusses why this kind of critical thinking is vital for resolving today's complex messes: Because there has been so much change in the world during the past few decades, most of us are unconsciously making assumptions about key stakeholders that once might have been true, but are now clearly false.

LEARN HOW TO USE THE PRACTICAL METHOD OF ASSUMPTIONAL ANALYSIS: By learning the method of assumptional analysis, however, you’ll be able to uncover and then revise your false assumptions, so your decisions and actions will now be based on today’s updated reality, not yesterday’s outdated fantasy.

PRACTICE USING ASSUMPTIONAL ANALYSIS ON A COMPLEX BUSINESS CASE: After learning the three stages of assumptional analysis (surfacing, classifying, and synthesizing assumptions), you'll have the opportunity to apply this method to a case study. Afterward, you'll be able to compare Dr. Kilmann's analysis to yours—which will give you a powerful learning opportunity.

PASS THE FINAL EXAM AND EARN YOUR CERTIFICATION:
PASS THE FINAL EXAM AND EARN YOUR CERTIFICATION:

To test your mastery of this course, take and pass the online Final Exam, which is included in your purchase. Within 48 hours of passing this exam, you’ll receive the Certificate in the Critical Thinking Course. Passing this exam also counts toward your receiving the “Certificate in Conflict Management and Change Management,” if you later upgrade to our course collection: The Complete Program.

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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

This course provides you and your clients with the deep knowledge and practical tools for first surfacing the many hidden (usually false) assumptions about all key stakeholders and then revising the most important assumptions so they are in tune with today’s fast-paced, interconnected world. Based on those up-to-date assumptions, members will be able to make the best decisions and take the right action on their most challenging conflicts and problems. As such, this course is relevant to these OCCUPATIONAL IDENTITIES:

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Only for Yourself

The price for the 6-hour Critical Thinking Course is $400. Click on the oblong button below to complete your purchase. If you’d like to upgrade to The Complete Program in the future, you’ll receive full credit for this purchase via our Upgrade Path.

When you complete the purchasing process, you’ll have instant access to this course for 90 days. During this period, you can (1) download the Course Manual and (2) watch this online course as often as you like.

To test your mastery of this course, take and pass the online Final Exam, which is included in your purchase. Within 48 hours of passing this exam, you’ll receive the Certificate in the Critical Thinking Course. Passing this exam also counts toward your receiving the “Certificate in Conflict Management and Change Management,” if you later upgrade to our course collection: The Complete Program.

Critical Thinking Course

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For Other Persons

The price of this online course for 1 to 4 other persons is $400 each. The price for 5 or more other persons is $325 each. If you enter 5 or more courses into your shopping cart during the purchase process, the total charge will be based on the group rate. Click on the oblong button below to purchase this course.

After you complete your checkout, download The KD_Spreadsheet for Creating Group Accounts and follow the instructions. If you are purchasing the course for only one other person, then fill out the spreadsheet for just this one person.

To learn how the members of any work group can blend this online course with live discussions, review these detailed steps: Blended Learning for the Critical Thinking Course.

Critical Thinking Course – Group Purchase

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