Critical Thinking Skills

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 3
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$52 CAMLS libraries
$78 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$104 Non-members
Fee includes materials and coffee
Deadline: November 26
Limit: 50

Develop your ability to think through problems and become more adept at identifying innovative solutions at this one-day workshop designed to help you tap your creative potential and make better use of your brain capacity.

Maureen Sullivan is an organizational consultant specializing in libraries. She has 17 years of experience in training, developing and educating leaders in librarianship. Maureen has consulted with a variety of libraries in the areas of managing organizational change, strategic planning, leadership development, staff development, learning organizations and organizational redesigns.
Intended Audience
Individuals who want to develop their critical thinking abilities, to apply them to problems and challenges they face in their current work.
  • Understand the different ways individuals think

  • Learn to differentiate different types of thinking when making decisions

  • Gain skills in creative and critical thinking

  • Apply learnings to information literacy development

  • Enhance your ability to influence and persuade others with clear thinking and clear communication
    Course Content
    • Critical thinking: Concepts and skills

    • Thinking style preferences

    • Barriers to creative thinking

    • Challenging assumptions and mental models

    • Developing your critical thinking skills

    • Influencing and persuading others