Date: November 1, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $250
Location: Community Education Center (CEC)
4 Erie Avenue
St Marys, PA 15857

Lunch provided

This workshop will allow participants to begin to think differently, allowing them to better understand how to find the root cause of a problem and then create long-term sustainable solutions.  Participants will walk away with new tools and resources that they will practice in class and be able to implement immediately upon their return to their organization.



  • Understanding how we think
    • Introduction to how our mind works
    • Realize how you think automatically
    • Mental Muscles, how to exercise them like your physical muscles (includes perception)
      • Exercises to drive home how to exercise mental muscles
  • What is “Critical” Thinking?
    • Developing our Core Critical Thinking Skills
    • Active learning versus passively receiving info
      • Exercise to practice critical thinking
  • What is the REAL Problem?
    • Understanding how to find the root cause
    • Review the 3 types of causes
  • Creating Solutions
    • Healing versus using band aids
    • Identify the value of solving the problem
    • 4 Basic Problem-Solving Steps
  • Finish Creating Solutions
    • “Next” Exercise
    • Implementing solutions



Instructor: Lisa Pustelak

You may be eligible to receive WEDnet funding towards the tuition cost for this course. To check your eligibility, visit

Please register by Monday October 29, 2018.

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