CTC_coverIn a 6-hour recorded course, you’ll hear Dr. Ralph Kilmann’s crystal-clear voice explain how to surface and then revise the false assumptions behind your most cherished beliefs.You’ll first learn two different ways to explore whether an assumption is true or false. The Lockean approach is based on achieving agreement. The Hegelian approach is based on magnifying disagreement. These two ‘inquiring systems’ map onto the TKI Conflict Model (as shown below), which reveals that each approach for discovering truth uses different conflict modes for managing agreement and disagreement among two or more people.Dr. Kilmann then discusses why this kind of critical thinking is vital for resolving today’s complex messes: Because there has been so much change in the world during the past few decades, most of us are unconsciously making assumptions about key stakeholders that once might have been true, but are now clearly false. By learning the method of assumptional analysis, however, you’ll be able to uncover and then revise your false assumptions, so your decisions and actions will now be based on today’s updated reality, not yesterday’s outdated fantasy. After presenting the three stages of assumptional analysis (surfacing, classifying, and synthesizing assumptions), you’ll have the opportunity to apply this method to a case study. Afterward, you’ll be able to compare Dr. Kilmann’s analysis to yours, which will give you a powerful learning opportunity. The course concludes with an assignment (and specially designed work sheets) so you can perform an assumptional analysis on this desired conclusion for a work group: ‘We can apply what we learned in this course back to the workplace.’ This online course comes with a 96-page downloadable manual that includes an image of every presentation slide, Dr. Kilmann’s personalized notes, reference material, a business case study, and Worksheets for Assumptional Analysis. Because this online course is recorded, you can watch it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace.


The fee for the 6-hour Critical Thinking Course is $400. At the bottom of this page, you can place this online course in your shopping cart. When you complete the purchasing process, you’ll have instant access to this course for 90 days. During this period, you can (1) download the Course Manual and (2) watch this online course as often as you like.To test your mastery of this course, or to receive 6 CEUs, take and pass the Final Exam. Within 48 hours of passing this exam, you’ll receive the Certificate in the Critical Thinking. Passing this exam also counts toward your receiving the ‘Certificate in Conflict Management and Change Management,’ if you upgrade to the course collection: The Complete Program.


The price of this online course for 1 to 4 persons is $400 each. The price for 5 or more persons is $325 each. At the start of the purchasing process, you can enter the ‘Quantity’ you wish to order. Next click on ‘Update cart.’ If you entered 5 or more courses for the ‘Quantity’ of your purchase, the total charge will be based on the group rate. After you complete your checkout, download The Spreadsheet for Creating Group Accounts and follow the instructions. If you are buying this course for another person (for training purposes, for example), fill out the spreadsheet for just this one person.


Before you can purchase this course, you must first create a username account and log in to your existing account. After you have completed your purchase, click on My Online Courses on your username panel at the top left of our Website. A new page will open that will provide a link for taking your online course.