Critical Thinking

The ability to think critically will often dictate the success or failure of a financial investigation. Mishandled case management or disorganised reporting can adversely affect the outcome of an investigation. Compliance professionals who can think critically about the task at hand will yield more precise results with higher levels of efficiency.

In order to strengthen the analytical capabilities of financial investigators, this training program from ManchesterCF has been developed for AML/ATF compliance, corporate security and risk management professionals.

With a focus on scenarios and examples, this course encourages participants to sharpen their thinking skills so that issues can be recognised early and resolved effectively. As actual events are examined, this training program puts into context the intricacies of critical thinking. Special emphasis is placed on thinking critically and creatively while making decisions during an investigation.

The foundational structure of this training program stems directly from course material developed by Larry Chester, along with his book, Engage the Fox: A Business Fable about Thinking Critically and Motivating Your Team (co-written by Jen Lawrence). Larry and his team at Process Design Consultants Inc. have decades of experience creating educational material for large corporations and post-secondary institutions.

The FINTEL (Critical Thinking) training program can be implemented with the following components:

  • Textbook (digital and physical)
  • Seminar / webinar
  • Computer-based training (customisable and SCORM-compliant)
  • Examination


This learning program is eligible for continuous professional development (CPD) points from the International Compliance Association.

ICA Members can claim 12 CPD points after completing this course.

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