Language selection


Investigating Arguments (C054)


Type: Online
Duration: 00:30 hours
Status: Active

Ensuring that effective decision making occurs at all levels of government requires the presentation of sound, logical arguments. This online self-paced course demonstrates how to judge the strength of an argument, recognize logical fallacies, and make an effective argument based on clear reasoning. Participants will learn how to evaluate arguments for accuracy, precision and logic, and use critical thinking techniques to better prepare their own arguments.

Topics include:

  • identifying the signs that a statement is making an argument about a topic
  • judging the strength of an argument using objective metrics
  • recognizing persuasive tactics and avoiding the traps
  • evaluating an argument for emotionally charged reasoning
  • preparing and delivering a logically sound argument

More details

More about this course
  • Topics: Communication skills; Communications; Personal development
  • Community: Employees; Managers; Supervisors
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Skillsoft

Upcoming offerings

To register, you will be prompted to log in to your GCcampus account.

List of available offerings for course C054
Self-pacedInvestigating Arguments (C054)OnlineOnlineEnglish


Mobile App: Reconciliation: A Starting Point

Download the "Reconciliation: A Starting Point" app to access a wealth of information on Indigenous Peoples in Canada, key historical events, and reconciliation.

Anti-Racism Learning Series

The Anti-Racism Learning Series provides access to tools, job aids, courses, workshops and events on topics such as anti-Black racism, unconscious bias, disaggregated data, mental health and the challenges faced by visible minorities in the public service.

This website is continually being updated in response to your feedback.

Let us know what you think of it.
Which platform is your comment about? (required)
Date modified: