CritQ™

Course Overview

  • Are you a student going to university in the next couple of years?
  • Are you a university student preparing for a professional program?
  • How prepared are you to answer, “tell me about yourself”?
  • How well are your critical thinking and problem-solving skills?
  • Do you have a systematic process to identify others’ personalities?

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) are the current formats of interview for students who wants to pursue professional programs (medical, biomedical sciences, nursing, pharmacy, engineering etc.) in North American universities. A student needs to be top of the game when attending the interview, since time is extremely limited, the pace is very fast and tension is extremely intensive. Usually a student goes through 8 interview rooms within a 90-minute period.

CritQTM stands for Critical Reasoning and Interpersonal Transformation Quotient. CritQTM is the ability of a student to think critically when responding to, or proactively acting on, an issue or problem that requires an optimized solution to resolve. In such, a personal branding and an interpersonal communication strategy is needed to bridge with others emotionally and collaboratively to resolve the issue or problem. Applying this learning to MMI will facilitate students to build a unique skill set when applying for professional program in North American universities

There Are Six Capacities Of CritQTM

  1. Self-branding
  2. Emotional bridging
  3. Establish a robust argument
  4. Critical thinking optimization
  5. Leadership though process
  6. Presenting a solution

Expected Outcomes:

  • Increase in all capacities scores of CritQTM inventory
  • Multiple Mini Interview ready for students
  • Enhance interpersonal skills and confidence in connection with others
  • Expand circle of influence and leadership
  • Increase problem solving capabilities through collaboration

Who Should Attend?

  • Students preparing to apply for medical, biomedical sciences, engineering, business and major professional programs.
  • University graduates preparing for graduate schools.
  • Students who want to advance their critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

For more information:

CritQ™

Accelerator Program

Program objectives

By the end of this program, students will be able to develop their CritQ™ capacities and achieve the following:

  • Acquire an independent critical thinking mindset when answering questions at Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) for the admission of professional programs at major Canadian and American universities.
  • Learn new interpersonal skills to engage teachers, interviewers and peers in their social and academic environment.
  • Influence others by framing a conversation to positive outcomes.

Common issues among high school students and parents

Fear of student’s competitiveness in their academic endeavor

Uncertainty of academic goals

Student's confusion of expectations

Lack of systematic soft skills (interpersonal, communication and critical thinking) development for students

No formal transition and transformation approach

Students are not treated seriously by adults

Students lacking independent thinking and easily influenced by peers

Students are treated as children

Transition and Transformation

High School environment

  • Make friends
  • Develop relationships
  • Commonality
  • Similar
  • Groups
  • Influenced by others

University/career environment

  • Make connections
  • Develop rapport
  • Individuality
  • Unique
  • Teamwork
  • Influencing others

What is CritQ™?

  • Critical Reasoning and Interpersonal Transformation Quotient
  • CritQTM is the ability of a student (or individual) to think critically when responding to, or proactively acting on, an issue or problem that requires an optimized solution to resolve.
  • A personal branding and an interpersonal communication strategy is needed to bridge with others emotionally and collaboratively to resolve the issue or problem.

Program structure

5-day program

dynamic lectures

Real time feedback

Collaborative networking

Small group learning

Social interaction

Multiple facilitators

Take home assignments

Expected Outcomes

CritQ™ Facilitators

Dr. Omar Benidir

Multiple Mini Interview coach

Dave Kwan

CritQTM inventory master, Interpersonal Skills, Presentation Skills coach

Sam Fung

Critical Thinking coach

Eddie Lee

Leadership and Strategic Thinking coach

CritQ™ Accelerator Program - Summer 2022

Date: July 18 to 22

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Place: OneHub facilities

Program Registration: May 23 to July 1

Program Fee:

$500 + HST per person (before Jun 24)

$650 + HST per person (after Jun 24)

Class size – 16 students (grade 10 and 12)

Download the registration form and email it to dave@onehub.ca

CritQ™ Accelerator FAQs

CritQTM stands for Critical Reasoning and Interpersonal Transformation Quotient. It is a skill set that youths can acquire to advance their critical thinking capability that is ready for higher education.

CritQTM is the ability of a student to think critically when responding to, or proactively acting on, an issue or problem that requires an optimized solution to resolve. In such, a personal branding and an interpersonal communication strategy is needed to bridge with others emotionally and collaboratively to resolve the issue or problem.

There are six aspects of CritQTM

  • Self-branding
  • Emotional bridging
  • Establishing robust reasoning
  • Critical thinking optimization
  • Leadership though process
  • Presenting a solution

You will learn all six aspects in order for other to take your point of view seriously especially in high education and/or a professional career environment.

When your transform yourself into high education, you need to develop you own uniqueness, branding and thought process to influence others. If you want to enroll in professional programs in university such as medicine, business, law and engineering etc. This skill set will help to outperform others, lead projects and accomplish to another level.

  • Increase confidence in presenting yourself
  • Enhance interpersonal skills and confidence in connection with others socially and professionally
  • Expand circle of influence and leadership
  • Increase problem solving capabilities through collaboration
  • Improves in all capacities scores of CritQTM inventory
  • Multiple Mini Interview ready for students for medical school admission

The program will be in July 18 to 22 from 9:30 am to 4 pm everyday at OneHub Business Development Center in Markham.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Introduction

Self-branding

Interpersonal connection

Influencing others

Presenting a solution

Application  in high education

Emotional bridging with others

Systematic logical thinking and reasoning

Leadership thinking process

Group practice and assignment

Final presentation

We have four CritQTM Subject Matter Experts

Eddie Lee, MBA, is the founder of OneHub. Business Development Centre and First Financial Controller Inc., currently managing a dozen companies in Canada and overseas as CFO and senior executive. OneHub is established in Markham, has greatly contributed to the community.

 

Eddie held a leadership position for many years at Acer Group, a leading multinational IT provider with revenue reaching US$13 billion in 2013. Throughout Eddie’s career, he has proved the effectiveness of his leadership in cities across the globe including Toronto, Winnipeg, London, Zurich, Milan, Paris, San Jose, Barcelona, Stockholm, H.K., Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai.

 

 

Dave Kwan, CMT, is a Training and Development strategist and leader with over 12 years of experience in sales and sales management and 18 years of Training and Professional Development. Dave specializes in curriculum design, sales training, interpersonal skills, coaching and leadership development. Dave has diversified experience in delivering effective learning programs in health care, pharmaceutical, engineering, energy sectors. Dave has developed and implemented global training programs in Canada, US, UK, India, China, Asia Pacific, Middle East and South America.

 

Dave’s collaborative approach to content development involved learners and stakeholders to participate in creating effective learning solutions that gear towards the learner’s needs. By designing and facilitating interactive learning programs resulted in the effective transfer of acquired knowledge and skills into real-life applications. Dave has a dynamic and interactive facilitation style that enables learners to actively participate that contributes to the overall success of his learning programs.

 

 

Dr. Omar Benidir is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Executive 2000 Institute. Dr. Benidir first came to Canada on Scholarship after achieving First Degree Certification in Advanced Maths, Physics and Chemistry at the Faculty of “Exact Sciences” at the University of Algiers. Focusing primarily on production management, he subsequently earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Quebec’s Laval University in Administrative Sciences and Engineering followed by an Engineering Doctorate in Operations Management.

 

Dr. Benidir’s continual quest for knowledge, his multi-cultural awareness and his ability to communicate clearly in many languages have made him one of the most Influential facilitators and Motivational Keynote Speaker of our time. Additionally, devoted to Never-Ending Improvement Processes, Character-Leadership Building and Higher Education. He is the co-author of 2 bestselling books – The Inner Global Village and MMI Made Easy.

 

 

Samuel Fung is currently in a post-graduate program at the University of Toronto, where he also holds a Honors Bachelor of Science Degree. Since his undergrad, he has been interested in applying critical thought to pedagogy and the scientific method. He has served as a Philosophy TA for Critical Reasoning, been involved in campus debates, and recently scored in the 98th percentile on the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section (CARS) of the MCAT. Samuel has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals and is currently working to unlock the mysteries of the brain and spinal cord as a neurobiologist.

You can register by going to www.onehub.ca/critq/ or call Dave Kwan at 905-620-1349.

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