Course overview


Systems Thinking

programme type
Course date

07-12-2023 to 08-12-2023

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academic level
Course type


projected fees
Course fee

(including GST)

Member Total Fee (inc. 8% gst) : $907.20
Non-Member Total Fee (inc. 8% gst) : $1,134.00

funding subsidy


Course Overview

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.

Course benefits

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 

Course 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


2 days

Course runs

Who should 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.

Course fee

Programme Executive In Charge : Kho Mei Yen

Telephone number : 6248 6137 | 62466746

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