ZARVANA Critical Thinking
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Why You Should Invest in Your Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is one of today's most important skills

The World Economic Forum, Forbes, Indeed, Monster Jobs, and others place critical thinking and its supporting skills (problem-solving, creative thinking) in the top 10 most needed skills. According to online employment marketplace, ZipRecruiter, the percent of jobs requiring critical thinking skills grew by 70% from 2017 to 2018.

Yet most professionals lack advanced critical thinking skills

60% of managers say critical thinking skills is the #1 skill recent graduates are lacking.

84% of senior managers believe their organization suffered a loss due to an absence of critical thinking in their workforce.

The course is based on research-based Critical Thinking Roadmap

We used 3 research-based models – Halpern Critical Thinking Assessment, Pearson’s RED Critical Thinking Model, and Bloom’s Taxonomy – to develop the Critical Thinking Roadmap, which we published in  Harvard Business Review.

How Work Will Be Different After This Course

Here's what you’ll be able to do after the course:

  • Deliver high-quality work on time
  • Take ownership for their work even if it’s uninteresting
  • Distinguish between what is important and what is not
  • Make sense of a lot of information quickly
  • Develop sound, compelling recommendations
  • Make good decisions using a methodical evaluation approach
  • Solve complex problems
  • Generate creative solutions to intractable challenges
  • Develop breakthrough strategies

Have you downloaded our free Critical Thinking Roadmap Toolkit yet?

If not, you may want to read it before beginning the course.


15 Video Lessons

This is one of the most comprehensive sets of lessons on the topic. In these 5-15 minute long videos, we walk you through in detail how to build the skills needed to excel in this area.

We'll show you step-by-step how to apply evidence-based practices to improve your performance.

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Practical Action Steps After Every Lesson

Most people end up wasting time on courses because they can't figure out how to apply what they just learned. Not in this course.

We invested a lot of time to identify what you should do after watching the video and how to prioritize if you don't have time for everything.

Detailed How-To Guides

For the more involved actions, we've built a whole guide on how to make them part of your professional routine, complete with a step-by-step process to ease you into it.

Detailed How-To Guides
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Habit & Progress Tracking

Doing something that works once and then never again wastes more time than never doing it at all. Habits are the key to efficiently sustaining behavior change.

We employ strategies from leading habit development experts – Stanford Professor BJ Fogg, founder of The Habit Academy James Clear, and author of The Power of Habits Charles Duhigg – to you turn behaviors into lasting change.

What Others are Saying

“ The best framework I’ve come across in years on critical thinking.”

“An excellent, super practical approach to building critical thinking capability.”

“We often underestimate the importance of critical thinking in the workplace or struggle to describe it. Here's an excellent guide.”


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

  • Do you offer corporate rates?

    Yes! Please email us at or call us at 530-691-0434 to learn more.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We have worked hard to ensure this course will exceed your expectations. But, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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