Everyone talks about the need for better critical thinking to deal with today’s problems, but practical guidance is hard to come by. This session will share best practices in applying key thinking techniques to security problems that range from dealing with insider threats to protecting sensitive facilities, from assessing supply chains to working with counterterrorism and competitive intelligence. Focusing on analytic strategies that improve rigor, avoid mental traps, and communicate clearly with others, security examples will be used to demonstrate the importance of understanding your context, checking key assumptions, considering alternative explanations, seeking inconsistent data, and focusing on key drivers and indicators.
This webinar is sponsored by the ASIS Crime Prevention Council.
This webinar introduces security professionals to a set of concepts and techniques they can use to structure their analysis, how to generate solid analytic arguments, take into account change and ambiguity, and avoid major mistakes.
Participants will practice through specific scenarios to help overcome mindsets, organize information, diagnose problems, explore different ways of thinking, and avoid surprise identifying the potential adversaries.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Learn basic key thinking skills to improve the quality of your work.
- Learn how and when to apply techniques to protect against biased thinking and spur imagination.
- Learn how and when to use the tools to integrate your work with other colleagues, teams, and organizations.
CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.