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Creative and Critical Thinking at the Workplace (Intermediate)

Topic:Professional Development & Leadership

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    13 Dec 2022 to 14 Dec 2022
  • Registration Period:

    13 Sep 2022 to 20 Nov 2022
  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,
    14 hours / 2 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Course Objective

In today’s workforce, it is vital to be able to make informed decisions by possessing the ability to see a comprehensive view of any situation, and use information from a wider and objective perspective. Creative and critical thinking are foundational skills for professional development because these skills will allow for one to adapt to the ever-changing global environment. 
Critical thinking is also foundational for many essential workplace skills, including problem-solving and decision-making.

Critical and creative thinking are skills that enable employees to assess situations from all angles before envisioning possible solutions. This style of critical and creative thinking process explores ideas and solutions that expand the opportunities for organisational success. Creative and critical thinking is the ability to objectively analyse an issue by considering the facts and differing perspectives to reach a sound, logical conclusion, and looking at innovative ways to resolve the issue.

This course teaches participants to adopt creative and critical thinking approaches to solve problems and make decisions at work. Using recognised methodologies, participants will be equipped with tools to develop critical thinking techniques, develop creative problem analysis and solving, adopt creative problem-solving skills and understand the techniques of effective decision making.

Course Outline

• Describe the phases of creative and critical thinking 
• Describe various creative and critical thinking strategies 
• Recognise assumptions and fallacies 
• Identify barriers to creative and critical thinking
• Apply creative and critical thinking strategies to solve problems

Minimum Requirements

Basic English Proficiency

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Professionals, Managers, Executives, Technicians

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $500.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $450.00 $12.00 $62.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $350.00 $12.00 $162.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $350.00 $12.00 $162.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $450.00 $12.00 $62.00
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $40.00 $540.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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