Develop your team's ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, anticipate the future and drive outcomes

Critical Thinking Professionals have the skills and frameworks to facilitate rapid decision-making, successfully navigate uncertainty and drive success. They are versatile thinkers who can mobilise others to identify risk, pivot towards opportunities and develop dynamic strategies for a range of potential scenarios.

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“Team-based critical thinking allows us to be both agile and robust in our decision making, drawing upon the brains trust of our organisation in uncertain times”

CEO, Energy Company

Learning Outcomes

Critical Thinking Professionals learn how to apply their skills using the 7-Step Process to:

  • Align a diverse group of stakeholders on complex issues with incomplete information
  • Generate new perspectives and unique insights within changing circumstances
  • Re-calibrate and re-orient strategy using real-time data
  • Work with cross-functional teams and at all levels of the organisation
  • Consider best and worst-case scenarios and develop dynamic plans to support them
  • Reach consensus on risks and opportunities across the enterprise
  • Consider ALL impact areas and identify immediate actions for now and later
  • Make informed decisions with incomplete or changing information
  • Develop contingency plans for a range of potential scenarios and outcomes

Critical Thinking Professionals are trained to use the 7-Step Process either within a 1-hour timeframe in rapidly changing circumstances or over a 2-3 hour timeframe as a strategy and planning activity.

A Critical Thinking Professional is able to work in high intensity situations such as events, war room activities and strategy re-calibration activities. Their expertise also makes them the ideal leader for project review activities and recovery planning and design.

About the Master Facilitator

Phil Preston

Phil works with teams to build resilience and execute strategy using the Janellis frameworks. He is a Janellis Critical Thinking Professional and Master Facilitator with proven techniques and experience to help teams uplift their critical thinking skills. Phil works with individuals through to multi-national corporations such as Westpac, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, QBE, NRMA, IAG, GPT, JLL and Challenger Group.

Phil is a Critical Thinking Master Facilitator.

Benefits of Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation


Uplift your critical thinking potential by using an intuitive 7-Step Process to improve decision-making, align complex stakeholders, generate new perspectives and drive outcomes



Accelerate your team’s decision-making during times of change where there is incomplete or conflicting information, compressed timeframes and significant impacts



Define clear strategy, lead focused teams and generate rapid decision-making across the enterprise using a simple framework that can be applied to cross-functional teams

Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation

To find out more about our Critical Thinking Accreditation, download the information brochure by clicking the button below.

Professional Accreditation

Accreditation Stages

The Accreditation program is used to embed and uplift critical thinking skills for business. There are 3 levels available within the program:

Level 1 Critical Thinking Professional:

An individual with exceptional thinking skills who can apply critical thinking process to a range of problems whilst taking input from others.

Level 2 Critical Thinking Specialist:

A specialist who can lead teams through critical decision points, enable complex problem solving and drive outcomes.

Level 3 Critical Thinking Master Facilitator:

A facilitator who can lead or sponsor any team, from the executive to the project team, to enable team-based critical thinking and uplift capability across the whole organisation.

Program Structure

The Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation is completed through eLearning modules, Virtual Labs, scenario-based discussions, case study examples and online assessments. The Accreditation Program offers a framework to enabling team-based decision-making and provides practical skills and tools to uplift individual and team critical thinking capability.

Strong critical thinkers are defined by their ability to make decisions with incomplete or conflicting information, high levels of scrutiny, compressed timeframes and the ability to successfully navigate through critical decision points. If you are considering up-skilling in the current environment, the Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation will provide you with a framework to apply the critical thinking process to a range of problems whilst taking input from others.

The 7-Step Process forms the foundation of the Critical Thinking Accreditation and is used by some of Australia’s brightest minds to analyse, synthesise and solve some of the most complex organisational issues. In order to obtain the Accreditation, you must complete the required activities and any of the optional activities and accumulate a score of 100. Once you have completed and passed the final assessment, you will receive your Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation. There is a no allocated timeframe for this Accreditation and it can be managed on a personal basis. The estimated duration of the course is 10 hours.

The activities that can be undertaken to complete the Accreditation process are:

Complete eLearning Module   10 Points      Required   
Attend Critical Thinking Virtual Lab   40 Points      Required   
Complete and Pass Critical Thinking Accreditation Assessment   10 Points      Required   
Participate in Navigating Critical Decisions Lab   40 Points      Optional   
Co-facilitate War Room for your organisation with Janellis team   40 Points      Optional   
Undertake an on-site activity with current organisation to solve a current problem   20 Points      Optional   
Provide a written, visual or verbal brief on how the 7-Step process has been applied   20 Points      Optional   
Facilitate a Critical Thinking Lab   40 Points      Optional   

Course Overview

Organisations operating during times of ‘extreme change’ experience significantly more stress than during ‘business as-usual’.

The capacity to respond well to change is heavily dependent on adaptive decision-making and leaders are looking for individuals who are agile, able to learn new skills quickly, solve problems and make decisions with confidence.

   Provider:    Critical Thinking Hub/Janellis Australia
   Accreditation:    Critical Thinking Professional   
   Cost:    Contact Janellis for pricing   
   Mode: Online
   Sessions Available:    Fortnightly   
   Language:    English   
   Effort:    3-4 Hours per week   
   Duration:    10 Hours    

What Our Participants Say

“It was fascinating to experience a group of people from diverse organisational cultures using the framework to tackle the same problem.”

“In less than 90 mins we arrived at some of the same conclusions as many months of internal review.”

“A high calibre event with good diversity of sectors/verticals.”

Your Accreditation

Once you or your team have completed the Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation, you will be presented with your Certificate.

To demonstrate your Critical Thinking capability, we will register you or your team as a Critical Thinking Professional and give you access to display this publicly on your LinkedIn profile.

As you progress through the Critical Thinking Accreditation, this accreditation can be upgraded to Critical Thinking Specialist, and Critical Thinking Master Facilitator.

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