Course Description

Digital transformation, demographic shifts, and global economic forces are disrupting the fundamentals of work and organizational success. From junior managers to senior executives, 21st century management requires a new set of leadership skills. Thinking to Thrive seeks to provide students with a solid grounding in tools and techniques that will allow them to be flexible, adaptable, multidisciplinary problem-solvers and change-makers.


The course starts with an in depth look at the biases and fallacies that cause errors of judgement and choice. The course will then introduce the student to core concepts, methods, and the practical application of the following skills: critical thinking; analytical thinking and judgement; innovation and design thinking; cognitive flexibility; and ethics and values. Many of these concepts are grounded in Georgetown's core strength in the liberal arts, and will incorporate the latest research from Georgetown faculty and beyond.

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover and overcome mental blocks in your thinking and judgment
  • Apply analytical thinking to break down complex information into fundamental parts
  • Apply critical thinking to evaluate and interpret information to develop a sound judgment
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and growth by leveraging your thinking skills to gain improved insight
  • Recognize multiple ways to solve problems and embrace divergent thinking
  • Recognize the importance of ethics to determine what is right and how values determine what is important in your decision-making processes

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12:00PM to 1:15PM
Jun 05, 2021 to Aug 28, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $2,310.00
Section Notes

Welcome to the Flex Learning Experience - Real-time learning using live Zoom video conferencing— mirroring a more traditional classroom with regular interaction, - engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.

  • Dynamic exploration of topics, ideas and concepts with the instructor and students in the class
  • Interact regularly and frequently with your instructors and other students
  • Comparable level of accountability and engagement as classroom attendance
  • Lectures, discussions, and presentations occur at a specific hour
  • Face-to-face discussion, individual guidance, speed and immediacy to synchronous online learning
  • Immediate feedback - encouraging quick feedback on ideas, and support consensus and decision making
  • Pacing - encouraging students to keep up-to-date and provide a discipline to learning
  • Spontaneity - making it easy to add new ideas to the conversation, brainstorming or decision making
  • Familiarity - simulating a more traditional face-to-face environment


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