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Participants will discover differing definitions of critical thinking and how to get comfortable with the term itself before gaining comfort with thinking critically. We will then explore, briefly, the 15 odd “traits” required by experts to be a good critical thinker. As an integrated approach to thinking this portion of the webinar will provide confirmation that many of us already possess the skills or attributes necessary to think critically.

We will then transform this theory of critical thinking into the process of decision-making. Many have found that recognizing the process in what we do actually helps us master the subject matter.  After that we talk about the three keys to success in decision-making and problem solving and end up the webinar by highlighting those actions that will derail our ability to think critical or to make effective decisions.

Why you should Attend

Everyone needs to make decisions. Some of us make decisions at work that impact process, people or performance. The ability to make those decisions may be a boon or a detriment to our careers. This webinar erases the myths of decision-making and shows us how easy it is to understand the process of critical thinking, of decision making, of finally deciding.

In today's environment, especially given the emerging way we will be doing business, the ability to think critically is a contributor to success. Those of us who can make effective decisions, act upon those decisions and take advantage of opportunities that are available will be those that succeed.

Once we understand the process of decision making, the attributes of critical thinking and recognize those items that could derail our own abilities, we can even strengthen our private life decisions and feel comfortable that we are giving our best efforts in all decisions that we are asked to make.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Definition
  • Analysis of Thought
  • Process of Critical Thinking
  • Three Keys to success
  • Road Blocks

Who Will Benefit

  • Managers
  • Auditors
  • Risk Managers
  • Analysts
  • Quality Control Staff
  • Compliance Officers
  • Any one who manages a process or a function

Speaker Profile

Daniel A Clark has over 25 years of experience in Financial Services from regional banks to global giants like Citigroup and GE Capital. His early career roles included: sales, credit risk management and operations. For the last 18 years he has been fully focused on Risk Management and Internal Audit.

His experience as Chief Auditor in two regional banks and as a senior officer in Audit and Risk Review for Latin America provides unique insight into management practices in and outside of the United States. He is also a recognized expert on GRC, a Public Speaker and Blogger and has written a book; Dare to Be Different: An Auditors Personal Guide to Excellence: that has been well received by the audit community.