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Teaching CPAs to be Better Thinkers

ID: 57593
Topics: Essential Skills + Professional Development Member Complimentary Learning

Designed especially for CPAs, this class is a practical call to action that provides CPAs with the tools and inspiration they need to be better thinkers.  You’ll learn habits and strategies you can use every day to dramatically improve judgment and decision-making.  You’ll learn how to break down mental barriers and alleviate mental fatigue.  You’ll achieve new levels of mental clarity, flexibility, and resilience.  You will also benefit from better overall mental well-being and be more resistant to stress and burnout.  Attendees leave as more powerful and confident thinkers and better communicators and problem-solvers.

Major subjects:

  • Decluttering your mind for higher clarity and greater mental bandwidth
  • Strategies that transform judgment, decision-making and problem solving
  • Conducting a “thinking audit” 
  • Solving high-stakes dilemmas
  • Regulating and optimizing your mental resources

Learning objectives:  

  • Identify at least one approach to optimize mental bandwidth
  • Apply “orientation” thinking to boost judgment quality
  • Identify three micro-habits that boost thinking quality
  • Identify at least one decluttering technique to achieve mental clarity
  • Apply 3 approaches that improve objectivity and skepticism
  • Identify at least one approach to see the “deep structure” of problems


Toby Groves
Toby is a social cognitive scientist that researches new thinking approaches to help experts achieve higher-order critical thinking. He conducts unconventional learning events using vivid mental imagery and radically interactive exercises. His fascinating history spurred a lifelong research journey in advanced critical thinking and collaboration in expert environments. A popular speaker amongst leading organizations in industry, government, and academia, Toby works with experts that provide society's most critical services including the audit, intelligence, investigative, legal and medical communities. Trained in a unique combination of behavioral and financial forensics, Toby is a doctoral level researcher in psychology. His commentary and story have been featured on media outlets such as NPR, in numerous professional journals, and is studied by leading researchers and business schools around the world.