Critical and Analytical Thinking

Critical thinking and information hygiene today are not only key to effective and high-quality work but also a necessity for navigating the complexities of the modern, complex, and anxiety-provoking information space.

About the course

These skills, along with analytical thinking, help overcome biases in decision-making and choices, uncover alternative and unconventional ideas, and process information more effectively.

An interactive training program, through case studies and exercises, enables participants not only to learn more about the reasons of our irrational actions but also to find ways to overcome them using tools of critical and analytical thinking. Discover how to work with information effectively and impartially, analyze system components, make decisions, and improve your performance.

About the course
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
Identify cognitive biases

when making decisions and analyzing information, as well as counteract them

Distinguish manipulations,

low-quality information, and violations of logic in the information field.

Apply the principles of critical and analytical thinking

as needed in everyday activities and work.

Know and choose appropriate tools

of critical thinking and analytical approaches depending on the task.

Find new solutions

by analyzing and addressing the root causes of problems.

Plan steps

for further developing the skill.

Modular program

By purchasing the modular program, you get access to all three courses: Creative and lateral thinking, Critical and Analytical Thinking, Systems Thinking and Design Thinking with a 30% discount


Start: October 15, 2024

Location: online

Language: Ukrainian

Attendance fee: $387 $270

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Program structure

Module 1
Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking: definition and examples of application in life and business

  • Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Systems: how judgments and conclusions are made

  • Cognitive Biases: causes and methods of minimization

  • Influence of emotions on decision making

Module 2
Principles of Critical Thinking
  • Components of critical thinking

  • Express testing of critical thinking

  • Laws of logic and logical paradoxes explained simply

  • How and why logic laws are violated?

  • Critical thinking for problem solving and decision making

  • Methods of search, evaluation, and decision making

Module 3
Analytical Thinking
  • Analytics at different levels: personal, business, macro levels

  • Channels of information perception - how and where to obtain more

  • What can be done with information: analysis, synthesis, systematization, evaluation, and interpretation

  • Visualization and structuring of information

  • Criteria and structure of quality information delivery: argumentation and counterargumentation

  • Lifehacks on being more persuasive orally and in writing

  • Daily principles of information hygiene

About your instructor
Dr. Yuriy Bots, Dean, <br>School of Management, AUK
Dr. Yuriy Bots, Dean,
School of Management, AUK
Olha Shapovalova
Olha Shapovalova
Frequently asked questions
What is the language of instruction for this course?

The workshop will be conducted in Ukrainian, with additional materials provided for self-study in their original language (English and Ukrainian).

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

No, anyone interested can join the workshop.

What will be the learning process?

Over the course of 3 online sessions, each lasting 2 hours, participants will receive not only theoretical foundations but also jointly review case studies and complete assignments to practice the material.

What kind of assignments will I have to complete?

Individual and/or group assignments and group case studies.

Will there be any additional materials provided after completing the course?

Yes, after completing the program, participants will receive a list of additional literature and information for further development.