Program Chair

Aaron Barth, Ph.D.

President, Dialectic Strategies; Instructor, University of Western Ontario

In our very popular annual workshop, you will learn how to think and when.

The result: better strategic decisions. Develop your decision-making skills and strategic thinking through this interactive online program.

This unique ½ day program – designed for all professionals – will allow you to hone and refine your thinking skills.

Learn what these thinking skills are, along with effective techniques and strategies that will enable you to approach any problem with confidence – whether in the courtroom, office or boardroom.  You’ll also learn how intuition arises from a straightforward process that can be sharpened and then applied to increase the effectiveness of your decisions. The result: better strategic decisions, more often, out of habit. 

Join us live, online, for an engaging discussion with interactive exercises specifically tailored for legal professionals in all practice areas.

Due to the hands-on, interactive nature of this program, no content will be recorded.

What You’ll Learn

Lead by an expert in this field, topics covered include:

Practice and discuss intuitive processes and techniques to refine how you think

Learning to be more reflective about your own thought processes and decision-making strategies

Identifying cognitive biases – both conscious and unconscious

Appreciate what slow thinking is

How to hone and refine how you think critically

Principles of rational thinking

Develop flexibility and effective problem-solving methods by using the following strategies:

  • Defining the problem
  • Finding the cause
  • Context and consequences
  • Generating solutions
  • Choosing the best solution

Methods for overcoming challenges that prevent clear thinking: juggling multiple tasks, ethical dilemmas, pressure from clients

Who Should Attend

Legal professionals at all levels of experience and practice areas, including:

  • In-house counsel
  • Sole practitioners
  • Crown Attorneys and government counsel
  • Paralegals
  • Articling students

Professionals in decision-making roles


Program Chair

Aaron Barth, Ph.D.

President, Dialectic Strategies; Instructor, University of Western Ontario

K. Dewhirst

Partner, DDO Health Law

“I came to this program looking for professionalism hours. I left realizing my own thinking biases and received concrete tools to address them. It was fun and engaging.”


Dec 11, 2024

$395 + TAX


Dec 11, 2024
1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

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“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

J. Merrit

Legal Counsel, Nunavut Tuungavik Inc.

“First rate. I enjoyed being introduced to new ideas about thinking through day to day issues, and in a highly relevant way.”

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Total 3h

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