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Preconference Workshop
#801: Future Skills: Critical Thinking for HR
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Sunday 06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
You will learn how you can become a better critical thinker and add decision-making assets to your toolkit. 

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 also savvy, sharp critical thinkers can cut through ambiguity and information overload to quickly zero in on what is really important. This workship will cover cognitive techniques and critical thinking tools to enhance decision-making under pressure and strengthen your impact. Years of leadership experience do not automatically provide critical thinking skills! Since even highly-experienced business leaders sometimes make horrible decisions that severely damage themselves and their organizations, something more than experience must be necessary. 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. This workshop will cover:

  • 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 so you can apply them to your organization.
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Karl James Ahlrichs, Senior consultant,
Gregory and Appel