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Critical Thinking And Reasoning
Challenging conventional thinking

SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) is the leading provider for adult learning, training and development for corporate and career development. We provide a wide range of quality executive programmes, corporate training, seminar and workshops in areas of soft skills training, leadership training, sales training, management training, personal effectiveness & productivity, project management training, strategy execution and forumation.

critical thinking and reasoning


The ability to think critically separates the effective professional from others. A person who can think fast and well has far more mental resources for higher performance than his peers who lack good thinking skills. When you are armed with critical thinking tools, many benefits inevitably follow – you are able to identify thinking flaws, differentiate between good and bad suggestions, communicate persuasively, manage difficult people or circumstances, and more.

Benefits to You

Business Outcomes

Good thinking skills allow managers to improve their top and bottom-line outcomes by becoming better at problem solving, decision making and strategic planning. Critical thinking also improves productivity by saving time from “inhibiting” thinking outcomes and increases your profits through improved abilities in negotiation, persuasion and outsmarting your rivals.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand what critical thinking skills really are
• Understand rational vs. behavioral models of thought
• Understand critical thinking vs. IQ vs. creative thinking
• Identify and overcome common thinking biases and logical reasoning errors
• Apply critical thinking skills to business issues such as problem solving, decision making and strategic thinking
• Use critical thinking to enhance productivity and profitability

Programme Outline

• Foundations and principles of critical thinking
• Compare: Critical thinking vs. rationality vs. practical outcomes
• Understand how most managers think
• Thinking biases and errors: What most managers are not aware of
• Thinking in business contexts: When and why it often fails
• Business scenarios: How to think with maximum efficiency
• 3 major frameworks of critical thinking

Duration and Time

Duration: 14 hours (2 days)

Dates: October 10 & 11, 2019


Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm


Programme Fees

Full Course Fee: $963.00 SIM members / $1,123.50 Non-members

For Employer Sponsored Participants
SIM Member: $935.00/ Non-Member: $1,095.50

SkillsFuture Credit is applicable for Singapore Citizens aged 25 years old and above only


Inclusive of 7% GST (GST is based on Full Course Fee)

*Terms and conditions apply

Who Must Attend
Level 3 - New Managers &
Level 4 - Managers

Programme Leader
An independent corporate trainer-consultant, Lim How is a recognized expert in the fields of critical thinking, transformational leadership, human relations, and the related. A psychologist by training at Yale University, his expertise has been regularly sought after by various Fortune 500 companies such as Citibank, Du Pont, and IBM, to list a few. While at Yale, he developed three programs that are now been used by various MNCs to train their management teams, talent pool, and senior executives. To date, thousands of executives from different parts of the world (e.g., Singapore, Asia, and USA) have benefited from his usually thought-provoking seminars. An author of two books, Lim How regularly writes for the press and other publications.



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Early Bird Fees


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Early Bird Fees closing date for the programme :

Programme Scheduled Date

Register by

3 & 4 December 2018 -22 October 2018

14 & 15 March 2019 -

31 January 2019

27 & 28 June 2019 -

16 May 2019

10 & 11 October 2019

29 August 2019

Enquiries : Kho Mei Yen - 6248 6137 | 62466746,

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up for SIM Membership, please visit, email or call 6248 9489. To register for the programmes now, select the preferred programme run-dates below through the register icon. "Register", which will bring you to the registration page.

DateTimeVenueRegistration Closing Date 
10/10/2019 - 11/10/201909.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Oct 03, 2019 Register