Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving

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Overview

The most successful professionals are able to assess the environment, analyse a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario. In today’s business environment, organisations have identified critical thinking and problem-solving as skills that are integral to an employee’s – and their organisation’s – success.

The most successful professionals can assess the environment, analyse a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario.

This course, part of the Soft Skills Professional Certificate programme offered through the edX® platform, will demystify, discuss, and provide application techniques for critical thinking and problem-solving in a business context.

Learners will draw connections to their work experience by analysing and critiquing case studies. Best practices for problem-solving will be discussed and illustrated including how to weigh alternative solutions, incorporate feedback from stakeholders, and how and when to start over.

This course may be audited free of charge. Learners also have the opportunity to earn a verified certificate of completion. Exclusive learning opportunities such as live events hosted by subject matter experts will be available for verified learners.

Associated Programmes: The Soft Skills Professional Certificate
Learn essential soft skills employers’ value most, from communication fundamentals and teamwork to advancing critical thinking. By earning the Soft Skills Professional Certificate, you will be able to showcase skills that are a game-changer for career growth.

The Soft Skills Professional Certificate is comprised of the following courses:

Visual Presentation
Learn how impactful images can enhance your presentation, communication and messaging to impress your audience.
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Teamwork & Collaboration
Learn essential teamwork and collaboration skills to lead, build and motivate teams in the workplace.
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Storytelling in the Workplace
Learn how to craft messages and narratives that will resonate with your target audience to create your desired outcome.
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Business Communication
Learn how to effectively communicate and build professional relationships through face-to-face, written, and non-verbal communication.
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Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving
The most successful professionals are able to assess the environment, analyse a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario.
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Public Speaking
Build confidence as a speaker by learning how to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.
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  • Start Date
    19 March 2019
  • Programme duration
    3 weeks
  • Estimated effort
    6 to 8 hours per week
  • Fee
    R658
  • Institution
    RITx
  • Language
    English
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Programme Outcomes / What you will Learn

  • How to perform strategic analysis and assessment.
  • How to perceive and assess a critical need and design a tailored solution.
  • How to identify key stakeholders and ensure their needs are met.
  • How to employ adaptive problem-solving.
  • How to work through obstacles collaboratively.
  • How to analyse failure to improve future performance.

Meet Student Advisors

Arlene Lanser

Pearson Student Advisor

Meet our Faculty

Mike Johansson

Senior Lecturer, School of Communication