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Critical Thinking to Solve Problems

We make decisions every day, but are they the best decisions we can make? We may never know the answer to that question. What we do know is well-reasoned decisions usually have the best outcomes. How do we make well-reasoned decisions? This is where critical thinking comes in.
  • For: All Key Personnel
  • Duration:  6 hours 
  • Instructors: Michael Somers
                         Wayne Belanger
  • Price: $149

What's included?

Access our best critical thinking and problems solving lessons in one comprehensive course. 

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  • Identify critical thinking skills

    Look at the question, "What is Critical Thinking?" Discuss the critical thinking process. Ask the question, "Am I a critical thinker?
  • Learn how to be a strong critical thinker

    Process the nearly unlimited amount of information we are exposed to every day. Determine what is true and what is false? In this chapter, focus on doing just that.
  • Develop Critical Thinking Skills

    Address barriers to critical thinking and learn strategies to go beyond those barriers. Take the opportunity to start developing your critical thinking improvement plan.
  • Use critical thinking to solve problems

    Move from critical thinking to problem-solving. Learn how to use your critical thinking skills to solve problems.

Michael Somers

Mike has more than 40 years construction experience as owner and manager of construction businesses in Wisconsin. Mike has served on the ABC Wisconsin Board of Directors and was the driving force behind the creation of the ABC Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship program, having taught the program for several years.

 Currently, Mike teaches several construction leadership and management courses. In addition, he continues to travel throughout the United States and Canada teaching construction professionals and sharing a lifetime of “real experiences” in and personal enthusiasm for construction.

Wayne Belanger

With nearly 40 years as a construction industry training professional, Wayne was instrumental in developing the ABC of Wisconsin apprenticeship programs, which is the largest of its kind in the country with more than 2,000 active apprentices.

Wayne was also the driving force behind ABC of Wisconsin's celebrated Construction U programs, which standardized communication, foreman, supervisory, and leadership training for the construction industry. Wayne was also an editor/writer for the Construction Communication book published by Prentice Hall Publishing. He also wrote and edited the award-winning ABC of Wisconsin Safety Workbook, which is updated annually, for more than two decades. 

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