Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (SDHR24)

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Who should attend

All staff

Workshop Overview

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to  learn the skills, techniques and  strategies essential for critical thinking and problem solving effectively in the workplace.

Workshop Topics

  • Key principles of critical thinking and problem solving
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis of thinking
  • Model for thinking things through
  • Thinking through our examples or case studies with five types of thinking
  • Communicating our thinking to others

Learning Outcomes

  • Difference between each of the types of thinking – critical thinking, problem solving and strategic thinking
  • Ten step approach to critical thinking unpacked
  • What is my focus for problem solving?
  • Different types of thinking – System 1 & 2
  • Understanding how we think/how the brain works
  • The mind as a self-organising system
  • Common faults in our thinking
  • Seeing our subject as part of the bigger picture
  • Analytical techniques and tools
  • Taking time to reflect and diagnose
  • Developing ideas to solve our problem
  • Turning our mind to implementation

Training Facilitator

This workshop is delivered by Mark Priadko Mark Priadko has worked as a freelance contractor and consultant for the past 15 years. The first half of his professional career led him to Executive roles in South Australian Treasury and Finance. Clients include organisations from all levels of government (state, federal and local), Universities (inc. Go8 Adelaide University), and other for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.  His love of learning, his experience and understanding of finances and strategy, and his curiosity lead him to insights into how organisations and their various functions and projects can be progressed or improved.


$230 per participant

Non-Attendance Fee

The following charges will apply for non-attendance at a workshop with cost unless the registrant nominates a colleague (who meets the eligibility criteria for the course) to attend in their place.

  1. 100% Charge: notification of cancellation received within 0–5 working days of the workshop date will incur a charge equivalent to 100% of course fees
  2. 50% Charge: Notification of cancellation received within 6–10 working days of the workshop date will incur a charge equivalent to 50% of course fees

Please note that non-attendance due to illness or caring responsibilitie will require reasonable evidence to waive the non-attendance fee.


A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  1. Approval to attend the training program
  2. Local area charging code
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