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Often misjudged as criticism, critical thinking focuses on the ability to follow logical steps, enabling you to arrive at a decisive and appropriate conclusion. From solving problems at work to facing challenging personal situations, critical thinking is a valuable skill for everyone to master.

Improving critical thinking skills will shape you into a more rational and disciplined thinker, reducing your own prejudice and bias, while helping you understand other viewpoints. This workshop provides you with the skills to analyze the way you think as well as evaluate, identify and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information, leading to a more productive career.

Who Should Enroll: 

  • Anyone in a role that requires critical thinking or analytical skills
  • Managers, supervisors and leaders at all levels
  • Project managers

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Develop non-linear thinking skills
  • Employ logical thinking
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend essential problem-solving abilities

Continuing Education Hours: 

Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Leadership


Chris Aarons is the founder and principal of Chris Aarons Strategy and Marketing, in addition to lecturing on communication, marketing and social media topics for the Center for Professional Education. Using a unique mix of communications, digital, sales and marketing strategies, he has delivered results far beyond the sum of their parts for brands such as Adobe, Amazon, AMD, Cisco, Dell, HP, LG, Microsoft and others. Aarons has also written two books on social media and digital marketing, with his second book, The Digital Helix, becoming a Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller.

In addition to teaching public and onsite courses for the Center for Professional Education at The University of Texas at Austin, Aarons is also a lecturer at the McCombs School of Business.

Aarons received his MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio Business school and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Class Size:  This class is limited to 30 participants, and must meet a certain minimum enrollment to proceed.  If you are unable to register due to capacity limits, you may request to be waitlisted by sending an email to  In the event minimum registrations are not met, the organizers reserve the right to cancel this event and provide full refunds to each registrant.

Texas Advocates – Individuals who believe in our mission and who want to connect with opportunities that involve working to improve Texas businesses are welcome to join us as a Texas Advocate.  Advocate dues and a long list of benefits have been established, including saving at least $100 on training programs like this one, free attendance at our monthly breakfasts and much more. See the benefits and join now prior to registering at

Networking – All attendees can participate in our networking introductions, so this is a great opportunity to meet others interested in improving business in Texas.

DALLAS-UT McCombs School of Business, The Centrum, 3102 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Date:  Thursday, October 6, 2022 8:30am-4:30pm Lunches included