Creative and Critical Thinking at the Workplace (Basic)

Course Date:

Registration Period:

7 hours / 1 day

9:00am to 5:00pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

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.

Course Objective

This course teaches participants to adopt creative and critical thinking approaches to solve real world problems and issues at work. Using recognised methodologies, participants will be equipped with tools to develop critical thinking habits of the mind and adopt creative problem-solving skills.

Course Outline

• Identify characteristics of creative and critical thinkers
• Understand the phases of creative and critical thinking 
• Learn various creative and critical thinking strategies 
• Apply various creative and critical thinking strategies
• Recognise assumptions and fallacies 
• Understand barriers to creative and critical thinking

Suitable for

Professionals, Managers, Executives, Technicians

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic English Proficiency

Award / 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

Applicants/Eligibility Total fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1 $36.30
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $96.30
Singapore Permanent Residents $96.30
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2 $36.30
Full Course Fee $321.00
Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under 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.
2Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*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.

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
PACE Academy

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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