Essential Skills Learning Lab: Critical Thinking

  • Date: 02/14/2023
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • CEUs: 0.2

The world around us is changing at monumental speeds. We are constantly bombarded with bits and pieces of information from all directions. But how do we make sense of them all? Critical thinking skills allow us to understand the world in which we live through analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information and problem-solving in logical, practical, and well thought out ways.

Essential Skills Learning Lab: Critical Thinking (Member)$79.00 02/13/2023
Essential Skills Learning Lab: Critical Thinking (Non-Member)$179.00 02/13/2023
Essential Skills Learning Lab: Critical Thinking (Member) $79.00
Essential Skills Learning Lab: Critical Thinking (Non-Member) $179.00
(prices valid until Feb 13, 2023)
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In this hands-on session, we will:

  • Define critical thinking - what it is, what it isn't, and why it can be challenging
  • Employ new approaches to activate critical thinking methods that positively impact our daily decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Apply a logical, 5-step approach to daily challenges
  • Practice this approach with small-group challenges

Join us for a fun, engaging, and practical session to discover new tools and hot to apply methods of inquiry in meaningful ways to solve problems in work and life.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Designed to promote action-ready experiences without the need for travel, NIGP’s Learning Labs series provides learners with best practice guidance on a variety of technical and hard skills, needed for public procurement success. Tackling software, business operations, finance, and value-driven propositions, Learning Labs empowers attendees with exercise and case-study driven works, helping you learn the skills needed for success and advancement all from the comfort of your desk or at home.
Program Highlights:
-Earn 2 Contact Hours and .2 CEUs per workshop.
-90-120 minutes in time, featuring 45 participants max to provide hands-on practice.
-Curated content based on public procurement entities across North America.
-Interactive learning experiences, including individual, partner, and group work exercise with immediate feedback.
-Job aids and resources to take back to your own entity.
-Products available OnDemand upon completion of the set for re-watching at your leisure.


Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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Essential Skills Learning Lab: Critical Thinking