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Imagination, Creativity and Insight

Critical thinking is essential in all workplaces. It includes being able to effectively review, analyse and synthesise evidence and come to well-founded responses when investigating complex problems, issues or opportunities. This course will help you understand what elements are essential for you to become an effective critical thinker in the face of complex problems. 

You will investigate complex concepts, theory and evidence to formulate new solutions to apply to ethical, technical or theoretical problems and issues. Using case method theory you’ll hear insights from organisational leaders, explore key ideas relating to critical thinking and navigating complexity, then apply your understandings to case studies.

Topics explored in this module:

  • – The challenge of path dependence
  • – Rooting out problems
  • – Analysis vs. synthesis

In this module you’ll:

  • – Consider a case study about key variables in responding to COVID-19
  • – Consider a case study about Australia’s car dependence
  • – Contribute to collaborative discussions

In this module you’ll:

  • – Apply your understandings to a case study about identifying and tackling complex problems
  • – Contribute to collaborative discussions

In this module you’ll:

  • – Create four key take-home messages
  • – Reflect on your learning journey
  • Level: Advanced
  • Ideal for mid-level executives and senior managers
  • Delivered 100% online
  • Complete in 4-6 hours
  • Self-paced learning
  • Interactive activities and case studies
  • Gain in demand skills
  • DeakinCo. Certificate

Price: $250

Why choose DeakinCo.

Part of world-leading Deakin University, DeakinCo. are pioneers of workplace transformation for the future of work. Our mission is to help organisations and individuals build the emerging and in-demand skills required to succeed in the workplace today -  and tomorrow. We are trusted by some of Australia’s largest organisations and most recognisable brand names. 

DeakinCo. have partnered with Navitas Professional, part of global education provider Navitas, to develop short courses that enhance both immediate workplace performance and future employability.  Navitas transforms the lives of more than 70,000 students each year through education.
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Complete in 4 - 6 hours

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DeakinCo. certificate​

Showcase your learning with a certificate of completion or validate your skills with an optional Professional Practice Credential.

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Globally respected and industry demanded, show employers you have the skills they want.​

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Learn the most sought after skills of today at a time and pace that suits you.  Our online short courses are ready when you are.

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