Analytical & Critical Thinking Skills

Utilize the applications of problem solving as a platform to learn thinking tools


2 days
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Course Info

The 2-days workshop attempts to equip technical and administrative professionals with the analytical and creative thinking competencies. In general, participants will sharpen their left-brain and right-brain thinking skills, and learn to apply them in various work related situations. Participants will many be familiarized with many proven techniques and tools that could be used to analyze, correlate, justify, and conclude information.

What Will I Learn From This Course?

Enhance their ability to think analytically when dealing with work related situations

Carry out data analysis using various tools and techniques during the problem solving stages

Analyse situations, apply analytical reasoning and derive at conclusions

Become more confident, proactive, independent and participate more openly in problem solving team meetings

Present recommendations to the management based on the findings


This is an intensely interactive workshop that utilises perceptual, cognitive, and experiential learning techniques and team thinking approaches. Consists of lectures, case studies, simulations, group presentations and group discussions.

Target Audience

Executives from various functional disciplines.

Course Outline for This Programme

  • What Is Analytical Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking – A Self Assessment
  • Developing Analytical Thinking Competencies
  • The Left Brain And Analytical Thinking
  • Steps In Analytical Thinking
  • Do’s And Don’ts In Analytical Thinking
  • Common Tools And Techniques For Analytical Thinking
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy On Analytical Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking Process
  • Data Collection
  • Statistical Application
  • Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • Is And Is Not Analysis
  • Cause-And-Effect Diagrams
  • Why-Why Analysis
  • Drill Down Method
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Decision Matrix
  • Swot Analysis
  • Mind Mapping
  • Case Study Discussions
  • Application Of Analytical Thinking
  • Processes And Tools
  • Team Presentations
  • Self-Assessment
  • Areas Of Development
  • Action Plan
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A. Nagappan

Nagappan is an enthusiastic and dynamic trainer, consultant, author and motivation speaker. He has trained an extensive number of business and technical professionals, lecturers, students, and parents on a variety of areas. His personal mission is to train, educate, motivate and empower individuals, teams and organizations in achieving excellence. Nagappan’s areas of training specialty includes a wide spectrum of soft skills. He is the author of the book “The Negotiating Edge: Strategies to create a win-win outcome.”

He has more than 18 years of hands-on experience in education and training, in most of which have been spent on “people development”. He had served as the Group Training Manager for several well-diversified public-listed manufacturing and service companies in Malaysia, where his focus were on personal, professional and organizational development training. Besides that, he has also held the position of Director of Studies for a leading IT educational institution in Malaysia.

Nagappan had obtained his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management and Information Technology from the United States (USA) and a MBA from Charles Sturt University (Australia). In addition, he had also undergone a practitioner certification training in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), a modern communication psychology certification, in Australia. He actively uses the concepts of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and ALP (Accelerated Learning Principles) in all training programs that he conducts to enhance the learning outcomes and effectiveness among the participants.

A Certified NLP Practitioner with the IANLP (International Association of NLP, Australia), Nagappan conducts various training programs on personal, professional and organizational development throughout the Malaysia. He has conducted an extensive number in-house programs and public seminars in Malaysia.