Critical Thinking and Problem Solving | CSU Pro Dev


Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Course Description

Successful business have people who can solve problems, make good decisions, and use sound judgment.   Yet most organizations need help to develop these skills within their people: the ability to think critically and problem solve.  Critical thinking and problem solving can be taught.  When employees think critically, they work smarter.  When employees improve their problem solving and decision making ability the overall performance of the organization improves.

Real-World Application

Research has found that the more often people are exposed to critical thinking, the greater the probability that they will transfer critical thinking to other areas of his or her life.   Deeper analysis produces deeper understanding, resulting in better decisions and smarter outcomes.



Who Should Attend

This course is designed for individuals looking improve their critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Use different thinking approaches at different times to yield better results

• Generate innovative responses to business problems and opportunities

• Assess your own thinking style preferences

• Think in the present to prepare for the future

• Determine the root cause of business problems and opportunities

• Apply different types of thinking for improved analysis and problem solving

• Assess possible responses accurately to select an optimal response

• Design and execute appropriate action plans


April 24, 2018 
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.7

Fee: $350

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.