This Critical Thinking seminar in Las Vegas, NV will teach you the complete set of critical thinking skills, and how to apply them to situations you face on a daily basis.
You’ll also learn resourceful thinking patterns to multiply your resilience and effectiveness.
Critical thinking is the ability to think about one’s own thinking in such a way as to recognize its strengths and weaknesses and then to form new habits of thinking more effectively.
Materials: Handouts, exercises, demonstrations, and real-world applications are all included.
Individual Enrollment: Currently available.
Customiz Custom-designedned versions of this seminar are available, especially for your team.
Why Attend This Critical Thinking Seminar in Las Vegas?
Learn critical thinking at this 1-day seminar.
This 1-day Critical Thinking Seminar in Las Vegas, NV will show you how to evaluate information more effectively.
Critical thinking has never been more important. We live in a mass-media society with a tendency to distort, manipulate, and outright deceive. Without the ability to think critically we can fall into bad habits that distort our ability to perceive accurately and get to the truth.
It is now essential that your team members know how to recognize
- Non-argumentative persuasion
- Manipulation-based influence patterns
- And the faulty logic that can cost your business time, money, focus, and success.
You’ll learn how to:
Apply critical thinking to your important projects at work
Use critical thinking patterns in your communication
Listen to others in a far more effective and discerning way
Protect yourself from subtle and hidden influence factors that are not in your best interest
Recognize genuinte and truthful ideas and arguments more of the time
3 Benefits You’ll Get From This Critical Thinking Seminar
Evaluate Information More Accurately and Thoroughly
Thinking critically empowers the individual to evaluate information in such a way that they are able to cut through the fluff, inaccuracy, and manipulative elements of communication.
Be Less Prone To Manipulation
People who do not know how to think critically are more prone to being manipulated. Often, they are easily manipulated without even realizing it.
This critical thinking seminar in Las Vegas, NV will show you how to think for yourself more of the time without being a skeptic or a negative person.
Minimize Your Own Biases
The ability to think critically empowers us to be more rational in the way we evaluate and think about things. This naturally leads to being open-minded and fairer.
What is Critical Thinking?
Evaluate information more thoroughly and accurately.
This workshop imparts the basics of critical thinking. It begins by defining critical thinking and includes a special module designed to inspire attendees with the idea of becoming a better thinker. The numerous benefits and advantages of Critical Thinking are described so that participants realize its great importance.
Participants are then familiarized with the basic elements of critical thought (Purpose, Question, Information, Assumption, Interpretation, Concepts, Implications, Point of view) and assess those elements using universal criteria and standards of Clarity, Accuracy, Precision, Relevance, Depth, Breadth, Logicalness.
Some of the main Critical Thinking patterns included are:
Purpose, goal, or end in view
Question at issue or the problem to be solved
Conceptual dimension of reasoning
Assumptions and presuppositional structure
Implications and consequences
Point of view and frame of reference
The Fundamentals of Critical Thinking
Cut through fluff and see through manipulative communication.
This module of our Critical Thinking Seminar in Las Vegas, NV will introduce you to critical thinking and familiarize you with what it really is and why it’s so important.
Learn what critical thinking is and how to recognize it
The benefits of critical thinking
The primary skills of thinking critically
Critical Thinking – 7 Essential Criteria
The 7 core patterns of critical thinking are introduced and practiced. The goal of this module is to help you understand and increase your ability to think with:
This Seminar Includes Advanced Evaluation Skills
This module will introduce you to 9 more essential patterns of critical thinking and allow you to practice evaluating multiple situations using each one. They are:
This module includes creative ways to use your new critical thinking skills and tips to help you do them on an ongoing basis.
Point of view
Frame of reference.
Bonus Module – Thinking More Resourcefully
This module will show you how to think in highly resourceful ways.
You’ll learn the following thinking patterns and begin applying them to actual situations and current challenges:
Resourceful thinking is the ability to think in ways that lead to increased effectiveness, utility, self-esteem, teamwork, and the accomplishment of worthwhile outcomes.
Re-directing to outcome and meta-outcome
Problems are resources and opportunities
Improvement and solutions
Resources and utilization
Increasing the number of choices and options
How to think outside the box
Resources and resource to others
Priority and outcome held in mind
Identifying best way to communicate to others
Small chunking and big vision thinking
Attention to other’s P.O.V. , needs, goals and problems
Bonus Module 2: Framing Skills
Framing is the ability to choose the meaning of any event or circumstance.
In this module, you’ll practice four ‘framing skills’ that will improve your ability to choose and assign the most optimal meaning to any experience in the past, present, or future.
Reframing – assigning meaning to events
Deframing – destroying an already existing and assigned meaning
Preframing – assigning meaning prior to a future event
Post framing – assigning meaning to past events
Alexander Van Buren has spent more than 25 years studying, teaching, and practicing optimum mental patterns and personal and professional resourcefulness.
He’s a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming and has created more than 200 original models and therapeutic patterns.
He’s the author of Mastering The Mental Game.
Van Buren has a gift for making new thinking patterns fun to learn and easy to do. He packs his seminars with lots of dynamic exercises, games, and quizzes and always includes direct applications to ‘at-work’ and ‘at-home’ situations.
Van Buren has been a featured presenter for the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.
His clients include Toshiba, Safelite Auto Glass, Las Vegas CWTV, Pulte Homes Las Vegas, The Army Corps of Engineers, and many more.
When, Where, & How Much
TBD – Call or inquire online for customized training for your group or team.
Where: Onsite at your location or at
Embassy Suites Hotel, Las Vegas
4315 Swenson St, Las Vegas, NV
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This seminar is 100% guaranteed. Attend the one-day training. If you’re not completely satisfied that it was worth your investment of time and money, just let us know before you leave and we will refund your entire paid tuition.
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Critical Thinking Seminar in Las Vegas
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What Participants Say
“This class let me see how to look at people to find out who they are. I’d like to thank you for giving me the knowledge to understand myself better and for the good communication skills.”
Auo Nation, TX
“This was amazingly eye-opening. My mind is so much more open to other people’s responses and reactions now. I’m positive that this will improve my communication as well as my personal and professional relationships. So happy I came!”
Auto Nation, TX
“I would recommend this class to everyone, there is something for everyone.”
“Not only did Alexander do a phenomenal job in teaching me many concepts that will greatly improve my business, but he went beyond helping me with my business into teaching me how to thrive in my life balance as well. He made sure I understood to balance everything important to me, such as making time for my health, family, and leisure time, so that I could be more balanced in my life and not stressed out with overworking myself with my business. He inspired me to take many actions to improve both my business and the quality of my life that I would have been ignorant or hesitant to take otherwise. His program was a real life changer for me. I wholeheartedly recommend him.”
I completed my certification last July 2013 and during the class, I received comprehensive training.
It is one of the best training I’ve ever received in my career life. I highly recommend it to everyone who is serving the community: non-profit, for-profit, community-based organization, academia, etc. Also, it is good training for those who want to continuously evolve in their life,i.e.. undergoing self-transformation to become better from what they were before or those who are planning to dive into a new career. The NLP & Coaching Institute of Colorado is a great institute to be connected with.
Lynn Lonzanida, MPH CCRP.
“I am so much more enlightened and have become a better communicator with your guidance. This course has been significantly helpful in working with prospective patients.”
Duane Roberts, Senior Counselor, Bosley Medical Group
“Alexander’s training has caused me to change my entire way of viewing human communication for the better. I learned skills, tools, and techniques I couldn’t get anywhere else before.”
Chris Cathey, Communications Student
“This workshop was amazing. I received the entire structure of how to create a successful coaching business. Alexander is a seasoned, passionate and highly successful coach and businessman. Incredible value.”
“I made $40,000 in the first month from one of the up-sell techniques you taught me. And I’ve added a quarter of a million dollars to my yearly income. And I took my wife to France and we hung out with the Tour-De-France cyclists, so I guess that qualifies as the lifestyle piece. That’s why I’ve come back for more coaching with you!
Dr. Chris Pellow, Pellow Family Chiropractic
Any seminar you see on this website can be taken as a set of individual phone coaching sessions. Handouts from the live training are included along with exercises and suggested action steps. The curriculum can be customized for any individual. This format is ideal for senior managers and executives.
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Director of Marketing Communications, Toshiba America
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Safelite Auto Glass
“The communication segment was “Wow”! The communication patterning will help me become a better salesperson and manager. These patterns will help me economize the interaction between our people and clients. I will use all the information. My USP will become effective immediately!”
Pat Miller, Sinclair Broadcasting
The CW Dallas & My LV TV
“I would recommend this class to everyone, there is something for everyone.”
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Shawn Funches, Food and Beverage/Activities Manager
Marriott’s Grand Chateau, Las Vegas
“Alexander, I spoke to a group of over 200 people and I truly believe your help with my introduction and closing language was a big part in my being able to bring in over $50,000 in my 45-minute presentation!”
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