INSIGHT Development Training Program

INSIGHT Development Program
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INSIGHT Development Training Program

Overview

Training critical thinking skills and lifelong learning mindset attributes has never been so important. Proficiency in thinking skills is the foundation for employee productivity, engagement and performance. The future of work requires a workforce of agile critical thinkers to handle uncertainty, increasing complexity, and rapidly changing technology.

INSIGHT Development Program is designed to improve decision-making in individuals as well as in teams. This unique program combines a personal assessment of reasoning skills and mindset with a series of online self-instructional modules which guide participants through practical steps to improve their critical thinking. Modules stimulate a better understanding of the impact of skills in problem-solving and how to avoid common errors.

Critical thinking is a process that requires strong skill—and the motivation to apply skills to reach goals. Effective problem solvers have strong thinking skills and equally important, the positive mindset to consistently apply those skills. These employees are consistently motivated to engage problems. They bring commitment, focus, tolerance and resourcefulness to their analysis in decision-making.

Professional development, quality improvement, talent development, and team-building programs all benefit from focusing on better reasoning skills.

Modules

Every motivated trainee and working professional can improve the quality of their thinking skills.

INSIGHT Development Program presents a suite of 18 proven online training modules designed to improve employee thinking.  Modules feature the application of targeted skills and mindset attributes related to genuine workplace decisions and problems.  The training is based upon recognized definitions of essential core critical thinking skills and mindset attributes required for success in business, professional and personal life.  Each training module requires approximately 30-60 minutes.

INSIGHT Development Program includes three series of modules:

  • The Big Picture (introductory modules): define critical thinking, demonstrate the importance of critical thinking, and differentiate between the skills  and the mindset involved in critical thinking.
  • The Decision Skills Series:  stimulate a better understanding of the impact of problem-solving skills and provide strategies to avoid common errors.
  • The Thinking Mindset Series:  focus on the personal attributes that support strength in reasoning and decision-making.

Modules do not require specific content knowledge. This makes INSIGHT feasible for onboarding. as well as professional development and quality improvement tools.

Assessment

A comprehensive analysis of skills and mindset attributes is included for each participant. Reports analyze individual strengths and weaknesses.  The insights and strategies gained from the INSIGHT Development Program continue to bring value long after the program has been completed.

With specializations in business, healthcare, law, defense, and education, INSIGHT provides cost-effective assessments that target your industry. Each assessment provides comprehensive metrics on the strengths and weaknesses of 15 key aspects of decision making.

Part one measures 10 mindset attributes including approaches to problem-solving, resourcefulness, tolerance, commitment, and professionalism.

Part two  measures critical thinking skills such as problem analysis, evaluating alternatives, anticipating outcomes, quantitative reasoning and Overall strength of critical thinking.

Clients often select training as a logical next step after an initial assessment reveals a lack of proficiency in critical thinking skills and/or a lifelong learning mindset. An additional assessment is included with INSIGHT to assess improvement and prove ROI, in individuals and groups, after training is completed.

For quality improvement initiatives, it is best to have training start with management, to promote the process; then scale company-wide, to create a sustainable culture that supports critical thinking and lifelong learning, at every level.

Data Reported

The INSIGHT assessment report package provides numerical and categorical scores for each of the 15 key aspects of decision-making. Group reports display aggregated statistics and bar-charts for each INSIGHT metric.  Printable individual reports document specific strengths and areas for growth.

Validated metrics permit validation of the success of the training program. Participants receive the opportunity to focus on self-improvement in skills they, personally, value.

User Manuals provide comprehensive information how to optimally interpret INSIGHT results reports.

Administration of INSIGHT Development Program

INSIGHT Development Program is designed to be used as an independent study but can also be used to supplement existing training programs. The flexible online structure permits employees to work at their own pace, controlling their time on task and progress.  Training can be offered in module progressive format as well as the popular choice of controlled assignments.

Secure, encrypted online training and testing is available 24x7x365 with  options in multiple languages. The online test-taker interface is easy to use, data encrypted, and flexible. Tests can be assigned to be taken within any window of time which meets the client’s needs. Each test is scored in real time, once the participant hits submit. 

Insight Assessment manages logins/passwords, assignments; all you need to do is tell us when and how many individuals you will be testing or training. Skilled assessment specialists can help you integrate INSIGHT Development Program into HR processes.   Tech support is available 24/7.

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Professional development, quality improvement, talent development and team-building programs all benefit from better reasoning skills.

Call us at 650-697-5628 to reap these benefits.  

 

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