Power & Presence: Dynamic Decision-making through the Art of Critical Thinking

Holiday Inn University Center, Gainesville FL 1-5pm

Nov. 3, 2017

Gainesville, FL

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When women can examine information from multiple perspectives in order to make the best judgment call, it gives them a competitive edge over colleagues who simply weigh in and make decisions based on past experiences and training. Yet there is a common myth that men are the critical/logical thinkers while women are the emotional responders. Critical thinkers are not gender specific. Instead this class addresses how women can differentiate fact from fiction/perception, examine beliefs from both logical and reflective perspectives and create new insights and answers when making all decisions.

This program helps women utilize techniques to:

  • Master tough decision-making by recognizing assumptions, evaluating arguments and drawing conclusions
  • Apply critical-thinking strategies to lingering challenges through implicit questions, i.e. what is basis for this opinion, what evidence, why is this accurate and why would this apply to the problem.
  • Understand different approaches to analyzing a problem through multiple sources (diagramming, alternative perspectives, questioning relevance and validity)
  • Recognize bias, persuasive manipulation, and emotion when getting snapshot of an issue

Workshop Facilitator: Jennifer Webb

Jennifer Webb is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, author, consultant, trainer and coach, one of a prestigious group of women using magic as a technique to inspire, motivate and educate.

Jennifer’s extraordinary programs combine magic, psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Intelligence, accelerated learning, behavioral kinesiology and other interactive tools to reach people instantly with messages of inspiration and content. Her most popular programs are designed to propel thinking from challenges and frustration to “can do” and “possibilities. Her core message: Our attitudes and expectations create our realities and impact everyone around us; when we reprogram how we think we create the results we’re looking for.

Business communications specialist, human performance coach, author of four books on human potential and motivational speaker with a background and graduate degree in psychology, Jennifer teaches how to increase peak performance and create and reach goals. Her client base ranges from Honeywell Space Systems to Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft, American Airlines, the U.S. Navy and Airforce and leaders in numerous industries. She also served as a personal power coach for CBS Morning News, Reno affiliate for three years.