Essential Analytical Skills (Online)

Eli Broad College of Business

Eli Broad College of Business

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Who should attend

The course in Essential Analytical Skills is for emerging leaders or those new to management who are:

  • Junior to mid-level managers
  • Recently promoted to a supervisory role
  • Aspiring supervisors or those preparing to take on a supervisory role for the first time
  • Supervisors with a basic knowledge of management and leadership principles wanting to brush up their critical thinking, analytical and project management skills

About the course

What sets a successful supervisor apart, taking them from being a “manager” to acting as a “leader”? It’s in the way that they think and leverage information. A leadership mindset calls for critical thinking, human reasoning and applied analytical thought processes to synthesize data and make informed decisions. To be that successful supervisor is to change the way you think.

That’s exactly what Essential Analytical Skills helps you to do. This course grounds you in the principles of critical thinking, human reasoning and data literacy for informed problem solving and decision making in the management of data, projects and people. With four primary focus areas, the course provides you with the strategies and techniques of critical thinking, how to best utilize thinking and reasoning in the operational environment, methods for leveraging data analytics and turning that data information into the action of effective project management for your team’s success.

What You’ll Learn

Thinking and Reasoning

  • Recognize the patterns, strengths and weaknesses in the various types of thinking and decision making, including commonsense, intuition, gut-thinking, unconscious and conscious thinking
  • Grasp the importance of human thinking and reasoning in the often complex and volatile operational environment of today’s Industry 4.0
  • Control and capitalize on distractions in the workplace, particularly those caused by disruptive and innovative technologies
  • Utilize thinking and reasoning to manage employee performance and solve problems in the workplace, such as building trust and delegating responsibilities within your team

Critical Thinking

  • Recognize and manage your own cognitive biases and protect against biases within your team and workplace as a whole
  • Understand inversion thinking and why it can be a valuable tool for yourself and your team
  • Leverage the various elements, strengths, weaknesses and applications of critical thinking through the 6-step RTRC critical thinking model
  • Utilize critical thinking to manage employee performance and solve problems in the workplace, such as improving retention and implementing instructional training

Data Analytics

  • See how to best gather, analyze and leverage data analytics within a supervisory role
  • through analytical thinking
  • Apply analytical thinking to improve decision making, team performance and your people management skills
  • Set team goals and success measurements by developing KPIs and ethical data analysis benchmarks

Project Management

  • Understand the role of the project manager for team and organizational success
  • Effectively manage all facets of long-term and ongoing projects that fall under your team’s purview
  • Gain strategies to meet and overcome challenges in large-scale or long-term projects
  • Who Should Register
  • The course in Essential Analytical Skills is for emerging leaders or those new to management who are:
  • Junior to mid-level managers
  • Recently promoted to a supervisory role
  • Aspiring supervisors or those preparing to take on a supervisory role for the first time
  • Supervisors with a basic knowledge of management and leadership principles wanting to brush up their critical thinking, analytical and project management skills

Essential Analytical Skills (Online) at Eli Broad College of Business

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