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Creativity and Innovation

Critical Thinking and Coaching

Critical Thinking and Coaching

Structure Duration One day
Time 9am - 5pm
Commencement Date 14 Mar 2018
22 Jun 2018
24 Sep 2018
14 Dec 2018

COURSE FEE (NON-MEMBER): S$642.00* (including 7% GST)
S$545.70* (including 7% GST)
* Members enjoy a 15% discount before GST
* Group Discount (3 or more participants) - 10%


    SDF Grant Amount: S$14.00
    SDF Course Code: 

SkillsFuture Credit

(Individual Singaporean aged 25 and above)
Pre-approved SkillsFuture funding of S$500.00
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To achieve success at work, managers must think critically and make the best decisions in the most optimum manner.  However, thinking is a labourious process, which explains why people tend to shun it, or short-cut the process, this leads to sub-optimal decisions and the end result is below-par performance or worst still, detrimental effects on the organisations. Managers who demonstrate critical thinking skills at work are able to generate well-conceived solutions that help them to handle their daily tasks and projects and lead others.

Meanwhile, in today’s world, leaders and managers are becoming more of “coaches” rather than “managers” and hence coaching is increasingly relied upon to motivate employees and improve their performance. Like critical thinking, coaching is a serious mental activity and it call for extensive critical skills and abilities to conduct meaningful conversations with others.

The good news is that critical thinking and coaching are not esoteric skills. They can be learned. Through this one-day dynamic combo workshop, you can look forward to being equipped with critical tried and tested set of techniques for critical thinking and coaching, giving them the edge and readiness to solve problems effectively, and lead others to both personal success in a dynamic marketplace.

  Key Takeaways

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

Recognise the importance of Critical Thinking
- Understand how the mind works and principles of Critical Thinking
- Be equipped with tried-and-tested techniques to think critically
- Understand a model for superior coaching
- Be capable of conduct meaningful coaching conversations for different applications

  Who Should Attend

- Professionals and Managers

  Programme Outline
  1. Understanding Critical Thinking
    - What is Critical Thinking?
    - Why Critical Thinking?
    - How the brain works?
  2. Rewiring our Thinking
    - Challenging Assumptions
    - Asking Critical Thinking Questions
    - Understanding Frames of Reference
    - Leveraging Methodological Thinking
    - Using Causal Reasoning
    - Generating Alternatives
  3. Understand Coaching
    - What is Coaching?
    - Challenges in Coaching
    - What makes an excellent coach?
  4. Components in Coaching
    - Superior Coaching Model
    - Key Values and Characteristics
    - Critical Skills
    - Core Conversation and Performance Application


Presentation, interactive discussion, individual exercises, video, case studies, examples and group activities.

  Programme Trainer

Ted Chan is one of Asia Pacific’s most in demand speakers and seminar leaders on innovation, change management and organisational creativity. He has spoken to and conducted workshops for several dozens of organizations and empowered several hundreds of business leaders on Leading Change, Innovation and Organisational Creativity.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) degree with Merit from the National University of Singapore and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Imperial College London in the UK.

Professional Qualifications
- Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Certified Trainer
- Master Trainer’s Institute of New York
- Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Business Continuity Certified Specialist


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