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Use Critical Thinking Skills to Boost Your Impact

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute
Diane D. White, MBA, CPA, CMA
Course Levels:
2 Hours



No skill is more important in business today than the ability to understand, analyze, and act on information effectively and responsibly. Finance professionals who are also savvy, sharp critical thinkers can cut through ambiguity and information overload to quickly zero in on what is really important. This session covers cognitive techniques and critical thinking tools to enhance decision-making under pressure and strengthen your impact. Years of leadership experience do not automatically provide critical thinking skills! Since even highly experienced business leaders sometimes make horrible decisions that severely damage themselves and their organizations, something more than experience must be necessary. We'll use real-life examples to examine why incompetence, bad character, or low intelligence generally aren't to blame when leaders and organizations blunder. We'll learn how finance and accounting professionals can become better critical thinkers and decision-making assets to their organization.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Evaluate critical elements of a leader?s decision-quality capability *Recognize factors that can sabotage decision-making by well-intentioned and capable leaders

*Hone skills as a problem finder and preempt threats before they become disasters

*Use vigilant decision-making in high-risk scenarios to perform reliably

Major Subjects

*Critical Thinking

*Decision Making

*Group Dynamics

Course Materials


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Diane D. WhiteMBA, CPA, CMA, is a finance and accounting executive with 39 years of control and business leadership expertise in both large and small for-profit and non-profit corporations.  She served several Fortune 50 corporations as Division Controller for 25 years before becoming a CFO for nonprofits and small businesses.  Diane recently retired as CFO of Workforce Resource, a nationwide mortgage finance service provider.  She and her husband Jim reside in Beaufort, SC where she enjoys volunteer work, teaching, consulting, writing, and a wide array of Lowcountry outdoor pleasures.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Designed For Corporate Financial Managers
Prerequisites None
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Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 163


JUDITH T - Killeen, Texas

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Reynolds A

"I thought the webinar had a lot of valuable information and pointed out some ways of thinking I had no thought of."

April H

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Elizabeth S

"Excellent presentation"

Susan A

"One of my favorite webinars. Thank you for offering it."

Marilyn S - Antioch, Tennessee

"Great webcast!!"

Lori W - Lakeland, Florida

"Diane White was an excellent presenter and very interesting"

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