Change Reasoning track aims at taking your reasoning skills to a higher level. This training will improve your ability to properly identify and frame problems, approach it from different perspectives and have a deeper understanding of causes and consequences. You will be able to better connect your ideas and challenge the well-entrenched but irrational assumptions. Such skills will help you be sharper, more consistent and more reflective professional.
Who should take this training? This training is designed for managers, analysts, researchers or anyone who would like to improve their reasoning skills.
Workshop 2.1 A: Getting to the Core: Asking the Right Questions and Formulating a Problem Successful problem-solving first requires a clear identification of the problem: we will learn how to ask the right questions and distinguish the manifestation of the symptoms from the real problem. Well-formulated problem statements help to build focused arguments; unclear statements impair further development of an argument. Skilful arguers should be able to identify the main statement and supporting claims in the arguments. During this session we shall also discuss the guidelines, which define a well-formulated problem statement.
Workshop 2.1 B: Reasoning and Assumptions Organizations need people who are efficient, sharp thinkers, and able to uncover and challenge underlying, unstated assumptions and missing links in the line of reasoning. Understanding how we connect our ideas into one system plays is critical for making good decisions. Challenging underlying assumptions helps us to facilitate change and innovation. This session defines and describes different types of reasoning and gives some background knowledge how to challenge basic assumptions.
Workshop 2.1 C: Tricks and Pitfalls: Fallacies in Argumentation Imperfections of reasoning and attempts to manipulate the audience result in various fallacies in argumentation. This workshop focuses on the most common fallacies and biases that people make in the thinking process. Being able to recognize and challenge them can help to make more objective decisions, cut through the smokescreen of manipulations and stay focused on the main point of an argument.