Food for Thought – Thinking Skills in the Modern Age

An innovative approach to improving critical thinking and decision-making skills

Topics include:

Information Overload & Fake News
Biased Thoughts
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Flawed Arguments
Reasoning & Critical Thinking
Mind Decluttering
Food for thought workshop
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'One of the most valuable courses currently available... essential for decision makers'

Rod Austin, MD of FiG Media Group

'One of the best workshops I've experienced in a long time'

Lawrie Day, CEO of AML Consulting (Global) Ltd
The Cambridge Analytica scandal of 2018 opened the world’s eyes to the frightening reality of modern life. Information is thrown at us from all angles and all corners of the globe; from international TV news to social media and viral videos, we have more to process than ever before. When not all that information is true, or when it is twisted to suit an agenda, we have a serious problem. In this hectic era, we are all already stretching our mental capacities to maximum and, just like a computer, there is only so much we can handle before our brains crash.
With our defences down we make the most of cheats and shortcuts to lessen the mental burden, meaning our decisions are often the simplest or easiest rather than the best or most informed. This workshop is designed to tackle the problem of information overload head on through the development of critical thinking skills, and the embodiment of everyday wellbeing as a crucial foundation for this development.

Workshop Summary:

Discover your cognitive framework, develop critical thinking skills and explore techniques to declutter the mind.
Packed with ideas, experiments, interactive exercises and sources of learning.
Suitable for people of all ages and from all walks of life.
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Scientific terms take a backseat to active participation and plain language.

Who should attend?

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Do you feel overwhelmed with information or choice?
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Are you struggling to tell real news from fake news?
Exhausted by decision making?
Want to improve your critical thinking skills?

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

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Understand how modernisation has impacted our thinking and planning skills.
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Use appropriate techniques and sources to assess questionable information.
Realise your cognitive framework and how this may bias your thought processes.
Identify problematic arguments, where weak or invalid reasoning is used to sway the thinking of the audience.
Optimise your internal and external environments to get the most out of your mind.

Pricing & Format

 

 

In Person

Face to face workshops take place in a single day, with up to 10 delegates per workshop.

“Closed” workshops hosted by the customer are offered to teams and organisations at a cost of £1,875 for a maximum of 10 delegates.  Closed deliveries at off-site venues can be arranged at a cost of £2,675 for classes of up to 10, including lunch and refreshments (excluding travel and accommodation).

“Open” workshops are available to accommodate mixes of smaller teams and individuals.  The cost is £375 per delegate, including lunch and refreshments (excluding travel and accommodation).  These workshops operate at a minimum of 5 delegates.

Online

Online workshops are delivered using a modular, hybrid approach of:
• 2x 3 hour Zoom meetings, held on different days
• Pre-recorded videos covering seven (7) separate modules, viewable online
• Group & Individual Practical Exercises and tasks
• Online group discussion

Unlike the face to face workshops which take place in a single day of learning, the online workshop is spread over time, the total length of which can be tailored to need.

Delegates first meet live over Zoom to take part in introductions and a group practical, getting them ready for the workshop. They are then directed to the online ‘self-study’ portion of the workshop, to view seven (7) short online videos (the longest of which is 25 minutes) in their own time. Finally, the group meets again on Zoom to recap and consolidate learning, and take part in a final practical exercise.

“Closed” online workshops are offered to teams and organisations at a cost of £1,050 for a maximum of 10 delegates.
“Open” online workshops are available to accommodate mixes of smaller teams and individuals. Cost is £165 per delegate for a maximum of 10 delegates.

Contact us today to register your interest or make an enquiry.

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