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INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program offers a series of online thinking skills and mindset enrichment modules with accompanying exercises, access to an assessment metric and performance reporting tools.

Better Thinking, Better Results

The INSIGHT Development Program is designed to help employers build critical thinking in teams as well as in individuals. In consultation with experts and working professionals and from decades of research on thinking and reasoning in human decision making, Insight Assessment has identified core skills and mindsets that are necessary for high stakes decision making in the business world. Insight Assessment consultants developed these comprehensive training materials for training and development workshops throughout the world to advance critical thinking ability for our customers.

Designed to be used as independent study by employees, it can also be incorporated into existing training programs.

Each module targets specific skills or habits of mind. Each module features definitions, practical personal and workplace examples, suggestions for improvement as well reflective mental exercises to apply what is being learned.  Modules are written with a user friendly conversational tone that keeps trainees engaged and interested.

Online modules are available 24/7 on a secure exclusive website.

INSIGHT Development Program is a cost effective, validated self-paced program for improving decision skills and fostering a workplace culture of positive thinking mindset. The flexible structure lets employees work independently, controlling time on task, pace and progress.  It can be offered in module progressive model though most clients prefer controlling assignments. 

INSIGHT Development program offers a unique integration of assessment and development.

Each purchase includes (1) a series of modules targeted to strengthen an individual’s thinking characteristics and (2) the use of the corresponding Insight Assessment testing instrument and individual reports that can be used for individual professional development, continuous improvement initiatives, talent identification and other quality improvement programs.   

Our clients share a common goal: to strengthen the effectiveness of their employee teams. They invest in the training and assessment of critical thinking because it pays off every day in better decisions.

HR Challenge: Improving Employee Thinking

Better decision-making skills create better results

Filling the thinking gap 

Whether you call it problem solving, decision-making, risk analysis, solution identification, it has been a challenge to identify an effective way to improve the thinking skills of current employees. Solutions that include engaging high-quality content , affordability, easy implementation and built in evaluation are difficult to find.

A cost-effective, user friendly training program to develop thinking skill

INSIGHT Development Program is designed to help employers build critical thinking in teams as well as in individuals. Through use of these development training modules, organizations can strengthen critical thinking skills and foster a positive thinking mindset at every level. These modules can be offered as self-teaching or to supplement existing training programs.

Insight Assessment researchers have been leaders in the critical thinking field since the 1990s.  Our critical thinking assessments are used globally .  As part of our commitment to improving thinking worldwide, we developed a range of training resources . Insight Assessment consultants have been using this material in our workshops for decades and we have now decided to offer the “tried and true” INSIGHT Development Program in self-learning module form.

Why is INSIGHT Development program a superior training tool?

  • It is a proven, cost-effective validated self-paced program for individuals (and teams) to strengthen areas of thinking strength and weakness.
  • The training is based on recognized definitions of essential core critical thinking skills and mindset attributes required for success in business, professional and personal life.
  • The online program is available 24/7 worldwide as an independent study by employees.
  • The suite of modules focuses on the real world application of specific of thinking skills and mindset in the workplace.
  • Modules utilize practical, real life situations to illustrate the importance of specific skills and mindsets in our personal and professional life. Common reasoning weaknesses are identified.
  • INSIGHT Development Program features a unique integration of assessment and development.  An analysis of skills and mindset attributes using our industry leading assessments is included for each trainee.
  • Validated metrics permit validation of the success of the training program as well as giving trainees an opportunity to focus on self -improvement in skills valued by employees.
  • Complementary assessments can be used as a pretest (to identify areas of strength and target areas needing improvement) and/or as a posttest (validating improvement after training is completed). If both pretest and posttest is desired, an additional assessment can be purchased.
  • Training can be offered in voluntary or by assignment mode.
  • Secure access to assessments is facilitated by Insight Assessment  
  • Skilled assessment specialists can help you integrate INSIGHT Development Program into your professional development, quality improvement, talent development, team-building and other HR processes.

The quality of your products and services ultimately depends on the mindset and decision-making skills of your employees. Investing in the training and assessment of critical thinking is a strategic decision.

Contact us if you have been asking yourself whether you will see immediate value from an initiative to strengthen critical thinking in new hires and current employees.

 

INSIGHT Development Online Training Modules

Strong reasoning skills and thinking mindset are needed for decision strength. Insight Assessment

Available for the first time outside of workshops, the INSIGHT Development Program presents a suite of proven training modules designed to improve thinking. 

Using an approachable conversational tone, modules focus on core critical thinking skills and mindset attributes required for success in business, professional and personal life. Scenarios, examples and reflective mental exercises in these modules center on the workplace, but these skills and attributes apply to problems and decisions in all aspects of life.

The INSIGHT Development Program offers employees a positive opportunity to personally focus on self-improvement in skills valued by their employer. It is designed to be used as an independent study but can also be used to supplement existing training programs. Delivered online 24/7, the flexible structure permits employees to work at their own pace determining time on task and progress. Modules do not require specific content knowledge so they are valuable as an onboarding tool for new hires as well as professional development and quality improvement tools for current employees.

Each module requires approximately 30-60 minutes. Modules feature application of targeted skills and mindset attributes to genuine workplace decisions and problems.

INSIGHT Development Program includes three series of modules:

The Big Picture

The first introductory module clarifies what we mean by critical thinking, demonstrates the importance of critical thinking and differentiates between the skills dimension and the mindset dimension of critical thinking.

  • The Workplace Power of Critical Thinking
  • Decision-Making Traps and Releases
    Critical Thinking Skills Sphere

Decision Skills Series

The modules in the Decision Skills series focus on problem analysis, evaluating alternatives, interpreting and assessing explanations and choices, reasoning in precise and in ambiguous contexts, and applying critical thinking to numerical information. Modules stimulate a better understanding of the impact of skills in problem-solving and how to avoid common errors.  Examples of topics covered in decision skills modules include:

  • Getting the Problem Right
  • Clarifying Communication and Spotting Nonsense
  • Analyzing Spoken Arguments
  • “This -is-Like-That” Reasoning
  • “Top-Down” Reasoning Skills
  • Comparing “This-is-Like-That”, “Top-Down” and “Bottom-Up” Reasoning
  • Logically Precise Reasoning
  • Reasoning in Ambiguous Contexts
  • Evaluating Credibility
  • Reasoning in Quantitative Contexts

The Thinking Mindset Series

7 Thinking Habits of Mind

The modules in the Thinking Mindset Series focus on the personal attributes that support strength in reasoning and decision-making. In each module the focus will be on one or more very distinct attributes, each of which are valued by employers, community groups, and everyone who works on decision teams. The modules address the willingness to engage problems and to make decisions using strong critical thinking. Examples of topics covered in mindset modules include:

  • Fostering a Positive Critical Thinking Mindset
  • Foresightful, Driven, and Organized      
  • Truth-Seeking, Judicious, and Trustful of Reason
  • Committed, Dependable, and Honorable
  • Adaptable, Resourceful, and Inventive        
  • Motivational, Open-Minded, and Professional 

INSIGHT Development program is a self-improvement process that guides individuals through practical steps to improve their critical thinking. Modules provide strategies to improve the ability to reason through problems to discover workable solutions.  As participants progress through the modules, they see the value of improving thinking skills and avoiding common reasoning errors. The motivation to use critical thinking skills to make sound decisions is reinforced.

Contact us if you are ready to focus your training and development programs on the factor that most impacts your company’s success: the thinking skills of your employees. 

Better decision-making leads to better results.

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