Selecting Solutions Using Critical Thinking for Innovation

Helping You LEARN & APPLY The Best Global Innovation Practices To Solve Real-world Problems.



This webinar will outline the approach for critical thinking and provide illustrations of critical thinking techniques. It is the approach used for selecting a preferred solution from the alternative solutions developed through creativity. The earliest record of critical thinking is from Socrates and the term ’’critical’’ derives from Greek roots ’kriticos’ (discerning judgment) and “kriterion” (standards). Critical thinking is “discerning judgment based on standards.” It involves analysis and reconstructing facts to form a judgment. A Critical Thinker evaluates arguments and identifies inconsistencies and errors. They exercise judgement in Decision Making, converging to a consensus and finding the best path forward.

About this workshop series

This webinar series will help you understand the primary competencies for Future of Jobs, how they link together, and how they ultimately enable the skill of Problem Solving for Innovation, which is the opening session. Each skill will be treated as a stand-alone session, which will also show its linkage to the other skills. ‘Leadership’ will be addressed in the final session and will show how to manage the previous skills as an integrated package.


Speaker: Peter Merrill is a keynote speaker on innovation and has keynoted at events such as the World Conference on Quality. He is an engineer, artist, and writer, and leads innovation in the fields of graphic art and engineering. He is Head of Delegation for the Canadian Committee to ISO/TC279 on Innovation Management & Chair of the ASQ Innovation Think Tank. Peter emphasizes the importance of developing an innovative culture, which leads to innovation of practices, business model, and products.

Host: Dr. Andrew Maxwell is the Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University (Toronto) & Founder of Disruptive innovation Hub (DIH). Andrew combines practical experience, (20 years in technology multinationals; co-founding four technology startups), economic development activities (founded the University of Toronto’s Exceler@tor incubator, helped seventy startups obtain seed funding) and academic excellence (teaching technology entrepreneurship at University of Waterloo, technology Commercialization at Rotman).

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Oct 19 2021


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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