Even before COVID-19, we have seen disruptions in businesses and organizations. More automation, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and robotics were creating shifts in the nature of work. Experts say that the pandemic accelerated the great reset of the workplace.

Deloitte Consulting, McKinsey & Company, and The Economic Global Forum even conducted studies showing that one of the pressing and top skills required by workers, frontline leaders, and leaders is critical thinking. The need for critical thinking in employees and leaders is driven by the uncertainties and the increasing unknown factors in business environments. Coupled with the growing remote work and the rapid change in emotional sentiments of employees and customers, modern workers and leaders need to be thinking about how to quickly fix, solve, and improve work by relying on their creativity and capacities.

In this session, you will learn how to design and implement learning initiatives and programs that raise the capacity of workers and leaders to critically think, fix, solve, and improve work.

Join me in the workshop.

Ray Jimenez, PhD


At the end of the certificate, you will own examples and demos to serve as your models. In addition, you will be able to:

  • Design a learning architecture and a program that help learners, workers, and leaders improve their critical thinking capacities and skills
  • Use the Thinking Tools Design Templates to create easy learning experiences. 
  • Implement a critical thinking impact report and analytics to justify and persuade your stakeholders to implement critical thinking programs. 

This is not a software workshop. This certificate workshop is not about authoring tools and learning platforms. It focuses on content development, design, and delivery. It does not promote a singular product, but rather uses multiple products for illustration purposes. The course will focus on using digital technologies to help learners learn critical thinking. However, the ideas are applicable to in-person and webinar exercises. 

The Critical Thinking for Modern Learners Certificate Workshop is highly interactive. Participants’ learning is focused on applications of ideas in their own specific conditions. Participants will be required to select a work project, present their models and solutions, and get feedback from peers and facilitators. They are required to do a project.
Participants may join small groups and/or individualized mentoring sessions. The mentoring sessions are short 30-minute sessions that are optional. They can join Ray Jimenez and expert mentors for one-on-one Q&A and ideas sharing.

The certificate is suited to those who wish to design, develop, and deliver learning experiences that help workers and leaders develop the capacities for critical thinking.

This certificate is appropriate for subject matter experts, training designers, and eLearning designers and developers, and leaders. 

Learn more and get specific answers to your questions. In this course, a mentor will be assigned to work with you on completing your mini-projects. You will have another chance to interact with Ray Jimenez in small Quick Mentoring Zoom sessions. This is a very small group session with Ray.

Session 1

Two hours for an online session and one hour and a half for self-directed application work. The application period is intended for you to apply your ideas to your own business needs and realities. You will be required to submit your mini projects to the course instructor for review. 

  • What is critical thinking and why has it become a more pressing learning issue today? 
  • How do you conduct a small investigative survey to find out the gaps and opportunities that will benefit critical thinking skills?
  • What are the key foundations of critical thinking and its impacts at work? 
  • How do you modernize your learning objectives, lessons, and assessments in traditional lessons to include critical thinking learning?
  • How to apply simple, easy, and quickly useful critical thinking exercises?

Session 2

Two hours for an online session and one hour and a half for self-directed application work. The application period is intended for you to apply your ideas to your own business needs and realities. You will be required to submit your mini projects to the course instructor for review. 

  • What is a critical thinking learning architecture?
  • How do you select the appropriate critical thinking methods to match a problem?
  • How do you make sure your critical thinking initiatives produce immediate impacts at work?
  • What digital technologies support critical thinking learning?
  • How do you “rig” or “hawk” a platform or software to allow critical thinking learning?
  • How do you apply and integrate critical thinking in your LMSs, SharePoint, MS Teams, Slack, ZOOM, and other webinar tools, and special collaboration tools like Miro, Drawing, Mapping, and others? 
  • What are low-tech and paper-based methods in teaching learners critical thinking skills? 

Session 3

Two hours for an online session and one hour and a half for self-directed application work. The application period is intended for you to apply your ideas to your own business needs and realities. You will be required to submit your mini projects to the course instructor for review. 

  • How do you assess the impacts and prepare reports on critical thinking contributions?
  • How do you design critical architecture that becomes embedded in the day-to-day work operations?
  • How do you add critical thinking in workflow learning, performance support, and social learning?
  • How do you use critical thinking processes in advance for issues relating to troubleshooting, problem-solving, risk analysis, workarounds, testing and trial and error, data analytics, and complex problems? 
  • How do you implement critical thinking initiatives that meet the expectations of stakeholders?
  • How to learn from case studies and best practices in designing critical thinking learning initiatives?  

You will receive a FREE copy of Ray's e-book on the 50 Thinking Tools for the Modern Workers and Leaders.

You'll also receive the 10 Models for Critical Thinking Tools for Your eLearning. These are 10 ready-to-use Storyline and Captivate source files. You can use these files in your eLearning, webinars, and in-person presentations and exercises.

50 Thinking Tools and Models

  • Fishbone
  • 80/20 Rule
  • Pros and Cons
  • Consequence Thinking
  • Trial and Error
  • Troubleshooting
  • Networking
  • Contributing Solutions
  • And many more

Click this image to preview the 50 Thinking Tools

10 Ready-to-Use Storyline and Captivate eLearning Source Files for Critical Thinking Exercises

  • Scaling capacities
  • Pros and Cons
  • Checklist
  • What Ifs
  • My Contributions
  • My Impact
  • Improving work
  • And others

Click this image to preview the Fishbone Tool

About Ray Jimenez, PhD - Lead Facilitator, Mentor and Coach

Ray Jimenez PhD, a pioneering figure in the field of Learning and Development, left behind an enduring legacy that continues to inspire the industry. His contributions to the world of training are immeasurable, and his innovative spirit lives on through his work and the countless lives he’s touched.

As the Chief Learning Architect and Founder of Vignettes Learning and Training Magazine Network, Ray was also the creative force behind Situation Expert, an A.I. ChatGPT Workflow Learning Platform. His dedication to innovation was recognized with the prestigious Innovation Technology Award from Training Magazine.

Ray began his career as a management consultant at Coopers and Lybrand, specializing in learning technology innovations, information management systems, and management development. Throughout his career, he led teams in implementing A.I., assisted performance metrics, talent management strategies, and effective learning designs.

Ray’s passion was focused on helping organizations, learning leaders, and learners embrace context-driven and workflow-based learning systems. His groundbreaking work in micro-content learning design and delivery resulted in innovative methodologies and software applications. The core of his expertise was on Workflow Learning Systems, Microlearning Expertise Systems, Story-Based Learning Designs (SBLD), and Contextual Learning Platforms (CLP). 

He invented the kernel learning design called "SRIA" (Set up, Relate, Interpret, and Apply). The SRIA applies to all modalities including Microlearning and mobile learning.

Ray's influence extended beyond his innovative work. He championed the Microlearning Implementation Process and authored influential books, including "Workflow Learning," "3-Minute e-Learning," "Scenario-Based e-Learning," "Story-Based eLearning Design," and "Do-It-Yourself eLearning." Soon, his last book on “Transforming Learning Design Using A.I. ChatGPT” will also be available.

He was a sought-after speaker and thought leader, gracing conferences for organizations such as ATD, Training Magazine, eLearning Guild, ISPI, DevCon mLearning, and so on.

As the principal architect of the Training Magazine Network, which has over 185,000 L&D professional members, Ray played a pivotal role in shaping the Learning and Development community. His recent venture, Situation Expert, an A.I. ChatGPT learning system for continuous self-improvement and expertise development, exemplified his commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Ray generously shared his knowledge and expertise as an advisor and presenter of eLearning programs for prestigious institutions. He earned his Ph.D. from St. Peter's College and pursued Studies in Interactive Media at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ray's impact extended to a diverse array of clients, including renowned organizations like FedEx, KPMG, Boeing, Lyondellbasell, Pearson, Cisco, Pixar, Dendreon, Netafim, Oracle, and NASA. Colleagues and workshop participants described him as "fun," "engaging," "technically savvy," and "inspiring." Ray's award-winning software solutions have been celebrated for their innovation.

Over 45,000 individuals have attended Ray's webinars, keynote presentations, and workshops, experiencing firsthand the transformative power of his insights and ideas. 

Ray Jimenez's dedication to advancing the field of Learning and Development remains an enduring source of inspiration. His contributions will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come.

Mentors and Co-Presenters

Jonathan Workman   Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris
Kath Cherie   Susie Tiggs, Ed.S
Aimee Lantzy   Nicole Dalton
Brenda LaRose  

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10% for the second participant from the same company attending the same workshop sessions
5% Government/Non-profit Discount
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Group Attendance

Group discount for several participants, or attending both workshops.
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Attend the workshop and get a copy of the Implementation eBook.

30 micro-videos

Attend the workshop and you will see 30 micro-videos and snippets from Ray’s applications of critical thinking to impact work. The videos show Ray in action. This is a great resource for modeling and reference.

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