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Preconference Workshop
Future Skills: Critical Thinking for HR
Additional Fee & Registration Required
Sunday 06/28/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, Leadership & Navigation
Workplace Application:
Learn to become a better critical thinker and decision-maker. 

No skill is more important in business today than the ability to understand, analyze and act on information effectively and responsibly. HR professionals who are savvy, sharp critical thinkers can cut through ambiguity and information overload to quickly zero in on what really matters. Yet years of leadership experience do not automatically provide critical thinking skills. Something more than pure experience must be necessary, since even highly experienced business leaders sometimes make badly considered decisions that damage themselves and their organizations. This workshop covers cognitive techniques and critical-thinking tools to enhance decision-making under pressure and strengthen your impact. We'll use real-life examples to examine why incompetence, bad character or low intelligence generally aren't to blame when leaders and organizations blunder.

Learning Objectives:

  • Critical thinking theory and practice, with case studies focused on HR decision making.
  • Group dynamics that apply to HR issues.
  • Methods that work in group environments that you can apply to your organization.
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Karl James Ahlrichs, Senior Consultant,
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