Critical Thinking and Coaching


Course introduction

To achieve success at work, managers must think critically and make the best decisions in the most optimum manner.  However, thinking is a labourious process, which explains why people tend to shun it, or short-cut the process, this leads to sub-optimal decisions and the end result is below-par performance or worst still, detrimental effects on the organisations. Managers who demonstrate critical thinking skills at work are able to generate well-conceived solutions that help them to handle their daily tasks and projects and lead others.

Meanwhile, in today’s world, leaders and managers are becoming more of “coaches” rather than “managers” and hence coaching is increasingly relied upon to motivate employees and improve their performance. Like critical thinking, coaching is a serious mental activity and it call for extensive critical skills and abilities to conduct meaningful conversations with others.

The good news is that critical thinking and coaching are not esoteric skills. They can be learned. Through this one-day dynamic combo workshop, you can look forward to being equipped with critical tried and tested set of techniques for critical thinking and coaching, giving them the edge and readiness to solve problems effectively, and lead others to both personal success in a dynamic marketplace.

Target Audience

This seminar is suitable for professionals and managers.

Course Outline

Understanding Critical Thinking

  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Why Critical Thinking?
  • How the brain works?
Rewiring our Thinking
  • Challenging Assumptions
  • Asking Critical Thinking Questions
  • Understanding Frames of Reference
  • Leveraging Methodological Thinking
  • Using Causal Reasoning
  • Generating Alternatives
Understand Coaching
  • What is Coaching?
  • Challenges in Coaching
  • What makes an excellent coach?
Components in Coaching
  • Superior Coaching Model
  • Key Values and Characteristics
  • Critical Skills
  • Core Conversation and Performance Application
Presentation, interactive discussion, individual exercises, video, case studies, examples and group activities.

Key Information
Duration 1 day
Time 9 am to 5 pm
Date 11 Jan 2019
22 Apr 2019
26 Jul 2019
25 Oct 2019

Course Fee
Member $545.70
Non-Member $642.00
  • Members enjoy a 15% discount before GST
  • Group Discount (3 or more participants) - 10%
  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST
Funding Available

  • SDF Grant Amount: S$14.00
  • SDF Course Code: CRS-N-0026837
SkillsFuture Credit
(Individual Singaporean aged 25 and above)
Pre-approved SkillsFuture funding of S$500.00

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile


All of our Associate Trainers offer our high level of service therefore are subject to regular peer assessments and interview prior to joining our Institute. They must all be qualified and have relevant experience to an agreed level and are subjected to continual audit and evaluation. Strict internal assessment is implemented as an integral part of our quality control mechanism.