Analytical Skills Development Certificate Series

Through a combination of lecture and skill-building exercises, each session in the series focuses on a key component of analytical skill development.

Develop core problem solving skills and learn how to manage analytical work assignments using the techniques covered in the Analytical Skills Development series. To earn a certificate of completion participants must attend all five sessions in the series.

Session 1 & 2: Essential Analytical Skills

  • Become aware of the nature of analytical work
  • Recognize analytical methods and tools
  • Diagnose issues through data collection and analysis
  • Apply critical thinking skills in written and numerical contexts
  • Organize a data collection survey
  • Learn how to conduct research

Session 3: Critical Thinking Tools

  • Lay the foundation of critical thinking
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze various situations
  • Identify the central issue(s) in a complex situation
  • Understand and explain the dimensions of a problem
  • Solve problems systematically
  • Apply a critical thinking model to a realistic organization problem
  • Identify valid sources of information and expertise

Session 4: Analytical Writing Skills

  • Effectively plan for audience, purpose, message, and tone
  • Organize thoughts and write with purpose and conviction
  • Jumpstart the writing process
  • Incorporate critical thinking, analysis and evaluation
  • Make points quickly and eliminate unnecessary words
  • Organize and edit content for clarity, conciseness, and correctness
  • Avoid the most common writing errors

Session 5: Problem Solving Tools

  • Use a standard five-step method for solving problems in the workplace
  • Apply the method to an actual workplace problem
  • Identify and use the proper tools at each step in the problem solving process
  • Use creative thinking techniques to expand the possibilities of viable solutions

Instructors

Allison Horak
Dennis Wade
Tyler Wade
 

UC Davis

UC Davis Health

Dates | Time | Location

Fall 2022
October 10, 2022
October 17, 2022
October 24, 2022
October 31, 2022
November 7, 2022
8:30-4:30
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Winter 2023
February 6, 2023
February 13, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 27, 2023
March 6, 2023
8:30-4:30
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Spring 2023
April 3, 2023
April 10, 2023
April 17, 2023
April 24, 2023
May 1, 2023
8:30-4:30
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

REGISTER

Dates | Time | Location

Summer 2022
August 17, 2022
August 24, 2022
August 31, 2022
September 7, 2022
September 14, 2022
8:30-4:30
Virtual Instructor-Led Training
 

Fall 2022
October 5, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 19, 2022
October 26, 2022
November 2, 2022
8:30-4:30
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Spring 2023
May 30, 2023
May 31, 2023
June 6, 2023
June 13, 2023
June 20, 2023
8:30-4:30
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Summer 2023
August 23, 2023
August 30, 2023
September 6, 2023
September 13, 2023
September 20, 2023
8:30-4:30
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

REGISTER

 


Certificate Sponsor

Learning and Development

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