Critical Thinking



Critical Thinking

Instructor: Gillian Lees

  • Format

    Course - Online

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Improve your critical thinking skills in order to diagnose problems with ease, make better decisions, and identify effective solutions.

Learning outcomes

  • Recall the definition of critical thinking
  • Recognize the importance of critical thinking
  • Identify the key aspects of critical thinking
  • Identify how you can apply your critical thinking skills in the workplace

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Product information


Make better decisions by enhancing your critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is an essential element of the professional accountant’s toolkit – no matter the role you hold. It’s an invaluable life skill which you can apply anywhere, provided you do it in the right way and at the right time.

This CPE self-study course will provide you with the essential information to enhance your critical thinking skills, so you can diagnose problems, make better decisions, identify effective solutions, and become aware of the consequences of your actions.

Who should take this course?

  • Accounting and finance professionals

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 1 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Basic
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Gillian Lees

    Gillian Lees, MA (Oxon) Senior Director, Governance & Risk Research Research & Development - Management Accounting. Gillian is responsible for developing research and thought leadership on her area of expertise of corporate governance and risk. She has written and presented widely on the subject and has also been a guest lecturer at the London School of Economics. Her most recent areas of focus have been: (1) the need to build trust through promoting the right culture and behavior and (2) the evolving risk agenda and changing business models. She also has a strong interest in the Future of Finance agenda, including the implications for future skills, and has recently presented on topics such as critical thinking and growth mindsets. Gillian joined the Association in 1996. She has had various roles in Public Affairs, Research & Development and Communications, often combining both specialist ‘subject matter expert’ roles with management responsibility for the overall research and thought leadership programme. She also provides specialist advice on internal Association projects, such as the 2018 review of CIMA’s governance and the role of its Council. Gillian came to the Association with a background in economics and banking, having worked at the Bank of England and various head office roles at NatWest Bank.