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Using Principles of Critical Thinking

Friday, December 13th, 2019   10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

Length: 2 hrs          Sponsored by Bank Webinars

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We are inundated with information and, understandably, distrustful of most of it. Too many reports and proposals make invalid or unreliable claims about key problems, and suggest impractical approaches to solving them. Such practices are not surprising, considering critical thinking is so marginalized in a fast-paced, bottom-line, short-sighted work world.

Using Principles of Critical Thinking addresses this problem, which can cost companies a fortune. This webinar mines the fields of science, medicine, law, politics, philosophy, literature, education, and business to give you workable communication models that will expand your intellectual toolbox.

For all teaching points, the speaker provides practical examples to help you execute them at work. Part 1 of this webinar, “Substance and Structure,” addresses issues of valid and reliable content as well as structure. Part 2, “Reasoning and Refuting,” uncovers universally accepted ways of arguing from either side of a position. You will leave Using Principles of Critical Thinking knowing that your education was worth getting.

What You Will Learn

  • Use time-tested techniques to heighten message integrity.
  • Assess information to determine reliable and trustworthy conclusions.
  • Structure arguments precisely.
  • Communicate based on scientific principles.
  • Argue logically from either side of a position.
  • Apply formal models of effective argumentation.
  • Develop skills to avoid misleading or inaccurate wording.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for accountants, auditors, business analysts, equity researchers, risk managers, and proposal writers. It will help if you seek skills to communicate powerfully in a new position, or if you are a seasoned employee looking to brush up on your critical-thinking skills.


Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 25,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing.

He has edited major reports for Fortune 500 companies, the US government, and the City of New York. He also writes the popular blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.