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9200203 Critical Thinking (ETF Approved)
February 7, 2020 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

ETF Approved - Course Number: 9200203

Critical thinking is the ability to solve problems effectively by systematically gathering information about an issue, generating further ideas involving a variety of perspectives, evaluating the information using logic, and making sure everyone involved is on board.  On a daily basis, we are faced with situations that require us to make a decision or problem solve.  Critical thinking ensures you have the best answer to a problem, with maximum buy-in from all parties involved – an outcome which will ultimately allow you to make sound business decisions.  

Can you actually learn to think in a way that brings you the professional and personal success you desire? Yes, research reveals highly effective thinkers are made and not born. This course is designed to help you become that highly effective thinker.

During this session, you will:

  • Define critical thinking.
  • Determine your preferred thinking style.
  • Learn and practice a 3-step critical thinking model designed to use your preferred thinking style more effectively.  The 3-step model includes:
    • Recognize assumptions
    • Evaluate arguments
    • Draw conclusions
  • Develop a plan of action to put into practice the thinking skills you learn.

About Our Presenter:
Dennis Higashiguchi is the Senior Manager of Consulting Services for N&K CPA’s Inc., a Public Accounting firm. He joined N&K in February 2004. He manages the firm’s consulting practice. Through this practice, they offer a variety of organizational development services including strategic planning facilitation; leadership, sales and customer service training; team building and executive coaching.

Dennis has worked in the field of training and development in Hawaii since 1971.  He is a member of the Association for Training and Development, the American Society for Quality, the International Coaching Federation, the International Association of Facilitators, the Association for Strategic Planning and is a former President of the Financial Education Association of Hawaii.

Dennis was born and raised in Hawaii.  He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from St. Peter Chanel Seminary in San Rafael California, and a degree in Theology from Marist College.  Dennis is married and he and his wife Kathleen have three grown children, three grandchildren, one great grandchild and a Shelty named Zoe.

Friday, February 7, 2020
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hawaii Employers Council ~ Kahili Room


Members:                       $80.00
Members (ETF):             $40.00*

Non-Members:               $140.00

Non-Members (ETF):     $70.00*
* Submission of ETF Agreement Form to Department of Labor (DOL) is required.

Click here to download the registration form to pay with check.  Payment must accompany the registration form.

Please click here for the Member ETF Referral Agreement form.  For a copy of the Non-Member ETF Referral Agreement form click here.

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Hawaii Employers Council - Kahili Room
2682 Waiwai Loop
Honolulu, HI 96819
Contact Phone: 8084408807

Contact Name: Francine Fong

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