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Critical Thinking

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  • Developed by Ivy League Professors
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  • Self-Assessment activities
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Critical Thinking
3.5/5
Key Features
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    Developed by Ivy League Professors
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    Group Discussions
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    Scored Projects
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    Self-Assessment activities
  •  Course Duration
    3 months
  •  Next Batch Date
    17th May 2021
250,000*

*Statutory taxes and levies not included. Taxes will be applied on checkout. Rates may vary based on management discretion. Refund policy is not applicable as this course is accredited by a partner institution.

Course Description

Have you ever known a very intelligent person who made a very bad decision?

Critical problem solving is both a discipline and a skill; one that even very smart people can benefit from learning. Careful thought around decisions can help your teams and organizations thrive. And in today’s age of automation, it’s never been a more essential mindset to develop at every level of a company.

In this certificate program, you will practice a disciplined, systematic approach to problem solving. You will learn how to deeply analyze a problem, assess possible solutions and associated risks, and hone your strategic decision-making skills by following a methodology based on tested actions and sound approaches. Whether you’re interested in preparing for a management role or already lead an execution function, you’ll come away better equipped to confidently tackle any decision large or small, make a compelling business case, and apply influence in your organization in a way that creates the optimal conditions for success.

The courses in this certificate will equip you to:

  1. Respond decisively and consistently when faced with situations that require a decision
  2. Assess the context of the problem
  3. Summarize your analysis of the problem
  4. Analyze potential solutions from multiple perspectives
  5. Build a compelling business case for your solution
  6. Improve your ability to exercise influence in your organization and activate your network to achieve goals
  7. Establish responsibilities and accountability to ensure effective follow-through on decisions made


Eligibility

Senior Business Leaders, Executives, Directors, Managers and Entrepreneurs

 

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250,000*

*Statutory taxes and levies not included. Taxes will be applied on checkout. Rates may vary based on management discretion. Refund policy is not applicable as this course is accredited by a partner institution.

Course Outline
Module 1: Solve Problems Using Evidence & Critical Thinking
  • Have you ever known a very intelligent person who made a very bad decision? If so, you know that having a high IQ does not guarantee that you automatically make critically thoughtful decisions. Critically thoughtful problem solving is a discipline and a skill—one that allows you to make decisions that are the product of careful thought, and the results of those decisions help your team and organization thrive.

    In this course you will practice a disciplined, systematic approach to problem solving that helps ensure that your analysis of a problem is comprehensive, is based on quality credible evidence, and takes full and fair account of the most probable counterarguments and risks. The result of this technique is a thoroughly defensible assessment of what the problem is, what is causing it, and the most effective plan of action to address it. Finally, you will identify and frame a problem by assessing its context and develop a well-reasoned and implementable solution that addresses the underlying causes.

Module 2: Make a Convincing Case for Your Solution
  • When trying to persuade someone, the tendency is to begin in advocacy mode—for example: “Here’s something I want you to agree to.” Most people do not react positively to the feeling of being sold something. The usual reaction is to literally or figuratively start backing up. To make a convincing case, it is more effective to engage with the decision maker as a partner in problem solving. This makes your counterpart feel less like someone is trying to get them to buy something and more like you are working together to bring about an outcome that is desirable to both parties. Begin by asking yourself: “What is the problem you and the decision maker are solving together?”

    By the end of this course, you will have learned how to deeply analyze a problem, possible solutions, and the associated risks as well as the most persuasive and efficient ways of presenting your proposal.

Module 3: Strategic Decision Making
  • The ability to make effective and timely decisions is an essential skill for successful executives. Mastery of this skill influences all aspects of day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning. In this course, developed by Professor Robert Bloomfield, Ph.D. of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, you will hone your decision-making skills by following a methodology based on tested actions and sound organizational approaches. You will leave this course better equipped to confidently tackle any decision large or small, and you’ll do so in a way that creates the optimal conditions for success.

Module 4: Navigating Power Relationships
  • Leaders at every level need to be able to execute on their ideas. In virtually every case, this means that leaders need to be able to persuade others to join in this execution. In order to do so, understanding how to create and utilize power in an organization is critical.

    In this course, developed by Professor Glen Dowell, Ph.D., of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, students will focus on their personal relationship with power as well as how power works in their organization and social network.

Module 5: Interpreting the Behavior of Others
  • Understanding why people do what they do is the foundation of all influence. When you are inaccurate in doing this, your attempt to influence others will have random and unpredictable effects. But people are complex, and as a leader, you don’t have the time or resources to decipher everyone’s psyche. The key is to know when and how to tailor your approach to understanding others in different kinds of interactions.

    In this course, you will learn how to become more accurate in attributing causes to behavior in limited interactions, as well as how to increase your ability to get at the heart of a problem when you have the time and resources to do so. Professor Filipowicz will also teach you how to use a set of tools that can help you understand other people with efficiency, accuracy, and impact.

Module 6: Applying Strategic Influence
  • Being able to influence others is the most fundamental characteristic of an effective leader, but many people in positions of power don’t know specifically how they are influencing others’ behavior in positive directions. They let it happen by chance or use their formal authority—getting people to do things because “the boss said so.” But as leaders gets promoted within their organization, using formal authority becomes less effective as they not only need to influence subordinates, but also peers, external stakeholders, and superiors.

    In this course, Professor Filipowicz explores the three complementary levels of influence. First, you will explore heuristics, or rules of thumb, that people use in order to make decisions. Next, you will learn how to influence through reciprocity by uncovering what the person you want to influence wants and needs. Lastly, you will learn how to alter the social and physical environment in order to get the change in behavior you want. By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills to consistently draw out the desired behaviors from your team and from those around you.

Course Outline
Module 1: Solve Problems Using Evidence & Critical Thinking

Have you ever known a very intelligent person who made a very bad decision? If so, you know that having a high IQ does not guarantee that you automatically make critically thoughtful decisions. Critically thoughtful problem solving is a discipline and a skill—one that allows you to make decisions that are the product of careful thought, and the results of those decisions help your team and organization thrive.

In this course you will practice a disciplined, systematic approach to problem solving that helps ensure that your analysis of a problem is comprehensive, is based on quality credible evidence, and takes full and fair account of the most probable counterarguments and risks. The result of this technique is a thoroughly defensible assessment of what the problem is, what is causing it, and the most effective plan of action to address it. Finally, you will identify and frame a problem by assessing its context and develop a well-reasoned and implementable solution that addresses the underlying causes.

Module 2: Make a Convincing Case for Your Solution

When trying to persuade someone, the tendency is to begin in advocacy mode—for example: “Here’s something I want you to agree to.” Most people do not react positively to the feeling of being sold something. The usual reaction is to literally or figuratively start backing up. To make a convincing case, it is more effective to engage with the decision maker as a partner in problem solving. This makes your counterpart feel less like someone is trying to get them to buy something and more like you are working together to bring about an outcome that is desirable to both parties. Begin by asking yourself: “What is the problem you and the decision maker are solving together?”

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to deeply analyze a problem, possible solutions, and the associated risks as well as the most persuasive and efficient ways of presenting your proposal.

Module 3: Strategic Decision Making

The ability to make effective and timely decisions is an essential skill for successful executives. Mastery of this skill influences all aspects of day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning. In this course, developed by Professor Robert Bloomfield, Ph.D. of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, you will hone your decision-making skills by following a methodology based on tested actions and sound organizational approaches. You will leave this course better equipped to confidently tackle any decision large or small, and you’ll do so in a way that creates the optimal conditions for success.

Module 4: Navigating Power Relationships

Leaders at every level need to be able to execute on their ideas. In virtually every case, this means that leaders need to be able to persuade others to join in this execution. In order to do so, understanding how to create and utilize power in an organization is critical.

In this course, developed by Professor Glen Dowell, Ph.D., of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, students will focus on their personal relationship with power as well as how power works in their organization and social network.

Module 5: Interpreting the Behavior of Others

Understanding why people do what they do is the foundation of all influence. When you are inaccurate in doing this, your attempt to influence others will have random and unpredictable effects. But people are complex, and as a leader, you don’t have the time or resources to decipher everyone’s psyche. The key is to know when and how to tailor your approach to understanding others in different kinds of interactions.

In this course, you will learn how to become more accurate in attributing causes to behavior in limited interactions, as well as how to increase your ability to get at the heart of a problem when you have the time and resources to do so. Professor Filipowicz will also teach you how to use a set of tools that can help you understand other people with efficiency, accuracy, and impact.

Module 6: Applying Strategic Influence

Being able to influence others is the most fundamental characteristic of an effective leader, but many people in positions of power don’t know specifically how they are influencing others’ behavior in positive directions. They let it happen by chance or use their formal authority—getting people to do things because “the boss said so.” But as leaders gets promoted within their organization, using formal authority becomes less effective as they not only need to influence subordinates, but also peers, external stakeholders, and superiors.

In this course, Professor Filipowicz explores the three complementary levels of influence. First, you will explore heuristics, or rules of thumb, that people use in order to make decisions. Next, you will learn how to influence through reciprocity by uncovering what the person you want to influence wants and needs. Lastly, you will learn how to alter the social and physical environment in order to get the change in behavior you want. By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills to consistently draw out the desired behaviors from your team and from those around you.

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FAQs
1. Do I access the course through the regular page www.medvarsity.com?

On successful enrollment, your login credentials are provided through eCornell website, you will be using eCornell website www.ecornell.com to access the course and not Medvarsity Course Page.

2. Will Medvarsity be the point of contact for any queries during the course progress?

All communication post Course Activation will be from eCornell and not Medvarsity.
For any queries post activation of course, you can write to [email protected] and they shall revert with appropriate guidance. eCornell Help Desk is staffed Monday through Friday, around the clock (Eastern Time zone).
Prior to Course activation, any queries can be directed to [email protected]. Bravo Team works Monday to Friday Timings : 9:00am to 6:00pm IST; 1 &3 Saturdays Timings – 9:00am to 1:00pm IST.

3. If in any case I'm unable to complete the course due to personal issues, will there be an extension?

There will be no extension of course after course expiry.

4. Can students from across the globe apply for these courses?

Medvarsity is authorized to enroll students from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Srilanka, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar and India.
Students from regions other than the above will need to visit www.ecornell.com inorder to enroll.

5. Are there any prerequisites for enrollment?

As these programs are professional development certificate programs, there are no prerequisites or formal admission processes required for enrollment.

6. Who can apply for this course?

Medical, nursing, and dental professionals involved in delivering clinical care, who hold or who aspire to administrative or managerial responsibilities can enroll in this course.

7. Do eCornell Certificate programs count towards accreditations?

Many of eCornell’s certificate programs count towards professional credits. eCornell has been approved for re-certifications for the following associations:
HRCI – HR Certification Institute (http://www.hrci.org/)
PMI – Project Management Institute (http://www.pmi.org/)

8. What is the mode of delivery/learning for these courses?

All courses in our certificate programs are taught 100% online through eCornell’s online learning management system.
Courses contain learning modules that feature interactive discussions, video / text lectures, quizzes, case studies, course projects, and a variety of online tools to ensure satisfactory understanding of subject matter.

9. Do the courses have a specific start date or can we enroll through the year?

eCornell courses normally start every two weeks. Please speak with one of our Admission Officers now for specific details.

10. Do you provide Installment facility to the aspiring students and how does it work?

Yes, you will be provided with 3 easy Installments and below is the pattern:
First Installment can be paid via CC Avenue, NEFT/RTGS, Cheque/DD at the time of enrollment. Your login credentials will be issued and First Two Modules of the course will be activated upon successful payment clearance.
Your next two Installments PDC’s should be couriered to the below Corporate Office Address:
Block B, II Floor,
Sanali Infopark, LV Prasad Marg,
Jubilee Hills, Park View Enclave,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
On successful clearance of Second Installment, your next two modules of the course will be activated.
Similarly on successful clearance of Third Installment, your last module of the course will be activated.

11. Will I get eCornell Certification?

The Business Excellence for Healthcare Professionals course is developed by the Dyson School of Cornell University. On successful completion of all 5 courses the final certificate is issued by Cornell University. All individual courses are certified by eCornell.

12. Will the Certificate be valid globally?

Yes, Cornell University is one of the Ivy League University and is recognized world-wide.

13. Do you support Placement post completion of course?

At this point of time we do not provide placement support to any of our graduates. From time to time, on request from recruiters and based on explicit permission from our students, we may share their contact details.

Next Batch Start Date 17th May 2021

Course Duration

3 months

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Available Payment Options

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