Saturday 21 April 2018
See internal G7 Admin Instruction (AI) for venue and timings.
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. CONTACT THE BATTALION TRAINING OFFICER TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST.
This one-day course teaches Critical Thinking and Strategic Foresight skills within a bespoke military intelligence counter-terrorism scenario.
MI personnel will enhance their understanding of the issues of fixed mindsets, why people have them, and the enormous difficulty people have in overcoming them. Attendees are sensitised to the brain’s mental machinery, cognitive biases, intuitive traps, and how Structured Analytical Techniques (SATs) can be used to avoid, overcome or mitigate against them.
The SATs are proven methodologies for identifying cognitive biases and effective ways to challenge assumptions, generate and test multiple hypotheses or explanations, look for inconsistent information, identify key drivers, and understand the overarching context. Attendees will use the SATs in small groups within the bespoke CT scenario to identify the biases and traps that pose the greatest challenges, conduct analysis and present assessments.