Critical, Thinking, Problem, Solving

Masterclass in Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making


Training investment is inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

P 10,880.00 / person - when you register and pay on or before April 9

P 11,880.00 / person - Regular Rate

Add ₱450 for a printed copy of a certificate of attendance inclusive of delivery charge

THURSDAY & FRIDAY,  MAY   9 & 10, 2024 * 8:15AM TO 12:15PM VIA ZOOM
THURSDAY & FRIDAY,  MAY 16 & 17, 2024 * 8:15AM TO 12:15PM VIA ZOOM

YES! You can quickly learn how to improve your thought processes and achieve higher quality solutions when you attend this pioneering training. Contrary to popular belief, critical thinking (CT), problem-solving (PS) and decision-making (DM) skills do not take a lifetime to master.

This four-session (half-day) online training is designed and will focus on those mutually reinforcing skill sets featuring the proprietary RISE framework, world-class learning tools, best practices techniques, practical exercises and examples that will enable you to think in a more strategic, effective and productive way. You are encouraged to bring an actual workplace problem to the training, look for root causes, and arrive at the best possible solutions. It also includes a unique module on how to sell and implement your solutions.

It is highly recommended not only for those who struggle to solve problems but also to everyone who wants to be a better student, professional, manager, leader, board director, or business owner. CT-PS-DM skills are essential for you and your organization's success! This is applicable to everyone in all types of organizations and professions.

Course Director & Lecturer

Mr. Nelson T. Dy

He is an author, thought leader, trainer, advocate, and workshop facilitator of topics such as critical thinking, public speaking, coaching, quality life & work purpose, and spirituality.

He is one of the top executives of a conglomerate who is in-charge of a manufacturing facility with over 200 people under his leadership. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the De La Salle University and a Master’s in Business Management (MBM) degree from the Asian Institute of Management. He is also a certified professional coach, having been trained by the Singapore-based Coach Masters Academy.


Who Should Attend?

  • Government Employees & Officers
  • Business Owners
  • Board Directors
  • Members of Management
  • Professionals & Students
  • Business Consultants
  • Everyone interested to sharpen and develop their thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills
Course Outline

Module 0. Introduction

                   • Exploring what is critical thinking (CT)
                   • Explaining the RISE framework

Module 1. Reflect: Thinking is the most important driver in problem-solving and decision-making. The quality of our solutions and results depends on our ability to think effectively. CT goes beyond analytical thinking! Addressing barriers to CT

                   • Mental barriers
                   • Psychological barriers
                   • Environmental barriers
                   • Inter-personal barriers

Module 2. Inquire: Best practices for analyzing problems

                   • Preparing the mind for CT
                   • Using CT for problem clarity
                   • Using CT for data gathering and verifying
                   • Using CT for analysis and conclusion

Module 3. Solve: Best practices for making solutions and decisions

                   • The framework and the process
                   • Brainstorming for solutions
                   • Using CT to evaluate options
                   • Using CT to decide on best option

Module 4. Execute: Going beyond CT-PS-DM: How to sell your great ideas and solutions to your management decision makers, board directors and business owners. Best practices for buy-in and execution

                   • Using CT to sell the solution
                   • Using CT to implement the solution
                   • Using CT for continuous improvement

Note: The proprietary RISE framework a holistic approach where participants:

             • Reflect on four major prerequisites to be an effective problem solver
             • Inquire as to the root cause of the problem
             • Solve by creating and ranking possible options, then deciding on the best option
             • Engage stakeholders with a thought-out communication and execution plan.

How this training is different from others:
Most courses that are offered in the market are problem solving and decision making training that are short on two fronts:

             • First, they invest relatively less time to stimulate the participants' critical thinking (CT) skills and quickly
                jump to problem-solving techniques. The risk is that people are tasked to solve problems without
                adequate foundation on correct thinking.

             • Second, courses usually stop at participants arriving at solutions. The reality is that one must also
                know how to sell those solutions to other stakeholders, especially senior management. Furthermore,
                the problem does not disappear until the solution has been successfully implemented.

This is a CESB-Accredited Training Program under Board Resolution No. 1735 effective on March 12, 2024. 
It is intended to strengthen the following CES Core Competencies: Strategic and Critical Thinking, Driving Performance for Integrity and Service and Planning and Organizing for Greater Impact.

This is aligned with the learning and development requirement for career advancement of division chiefs and executives/ managerial positions in government and leadership skills required in the 21st Century civil servants.


Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.

Attending this training is not covered by Philippine Procurement Law or RA 9184 based on its Revised IRR’s Section 4.5-b. which classifies training continuing education, conferences and similar activities as "non-procurement activities that shall be governed by applicable COA, CSC, and DBM rules".
Contact Details

Contact Person: Kyra Gayle Villanueva
Mobile Number (+63 968) 851-2347
Telefax: (+632) 8842-7148 or 59
Email: kyra.cgbp@yahoo.com

Account Name: Center for Global Best Practices Foundation, Inc.

Metrobank: 495-3-495-504-418
Unionbank: 0013-3002-7702
PNB: 1477-7000-0961
Landbank: 3832-1015-82


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