Date / Time: 23 May (Thursday), 19 - 22h

Location: Haagsche Tafel, Laan van N.O.I. 12A 2593 BT , The Hague

Investment: €13,30 (prepaid online), €18,- (at the door in cash)

You are invited to join our next evening workshop where we will focus on how to be more effective decision making and problem solving by critical thinking. As you will see it is a skill that can be developed. The session will be led by Giedrė Vasiliauskaitė, lecturer and coach specialized in critical thinking and cross-cultural communication.

As usual the two hour workshop will be followed by networking and socializing among the participants.

Brain Shower: gain clarity with critical thinking

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” - Christopher Hitchens

Do you feel overwhelmed with vast quantities of information in today’s world? How successful are you in environments that are increasingly fast paced and complex? In order to thrive in such environments, we need to keep focus and clarity of mind, when making right judgments and decisions. Ubiquitous examples of financial and organizational disasters of companies, alarming political decisions definitely call for re-evaluating the way we think and act.

What does it take to be efficient in such context? Critical thinking skills might help.

The study and practice of Critical thinking and argumentation, a vital skill in today’s society, enables us to investigate a situation, issue, or problem and helps to arrive at a reasonable conclusion. It focuses on developing skills, such as clearly identifying a problem, revealing the structure of the argument, assessing the credibility of sources and learning to construct a sound line of reasoning.

In this interactive workshop we shall discuss and practice:

  • What is critical thinking and why is it important to talk about it
  • How a bad judgment is formed and how to prevent it
  • How to structure your arguments and increase focus and clarity of thinking
  • How to make the right judgements and decisions


Dr. Giedrė Vasiliauskaitė is a lecturer, trainer and coach specialized in critical thinking and cross-cultural communication skill development for academia and business. She holds a doctorate in Philosophy from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2011) and possesses more than a decade of international research experience and almost two decades of expat experience. Dr. Giedrė also holds a Co-active coaching certification and is passionate about helping clients with their professional and life transitions. Since 2008 Dr. Giedrė Vasiliauskaite is teaching Critical Thinking and Argument Analysis courses at Master’s and MBA-executive programs at the Rotterdam Business School and the Hague University of Applied Sciences, as well as delivering trainings and coaching for businesses.

- € 12,50 - pre-payment online latest 48 hours prior the event ,
- € 18,- at the door in cash or late transfer (within 2 days before the event).

In order to secure your spot it is advisable to register timely. Please note that there is no possibility for repayment or rescheduling in case you can't attend.

Coffee / tea and some drinks will be available at a reduced price and there will be some snacks after the session for those who arrive hungry.

Doors open at 18.30. Training starts at 19h.

In case you have any questions about the workshop, do not hesitate to contact us

Looking forward to meeting you at the event,

Monika & Giedre