Past Event

Two-Day Course On “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: A Critical Thinking Journey”
Venue: Wisma IEM, 01- Auditorium Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee, Third Floor
Date & Time: 14 Nov 2017 to 15 Nov 2017 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
CPD/PDP: 10.5
Closing Date Before: 11-Nov-2017 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Technical Division - Oil, Gas and Mining Engineering


Engineers always faced with a challenge to make a tough decision throughout his career. In real life, decisions are not made based on one factor only but multiple factors need to be evaluated for a decision to be made objectively and wisely. Thus, engineer needs to master the art of critical thinking and the subtle nuances to make the difference.

When you are facing a future that cannot be predicted with any accuracy, traditional approaches (forecasting; planning; endlessly analyzing and playing “what if” scenarios) don’t help you much. You simply don’t know what is going to happen. You need to acknowledge that and find alternative. This where critical thinking comes in.  

Critical thinking is the identification and evaluation of evidence to guide decision making.  A critical thinker uses broad in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate his/her beliefs clearly and accurately. This’ something that need to be practiced when we encounter engineering problems, business decisions so that we can work towards a solution.

During this course, we will be introduced to what is critical thinking. We will practice some of the important skills of critical thinking, and apply those to understand current problems, belief systems and ethical positions. You will learn to appraise information and influences, discuss topics intelligently and construct well-reasoned arguments. This course will focus on group discussion and written analysis.


Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud P.Eng, PEM, C Eng, CPSI, MIEM, MMEPA, MMSQH, REEM has nearly 25 years of engineering experience in both project and maintenance of various plants and facilities such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants, petrochemical and oleo chemical plants, manufacturing, high end R&D and medical centre facilities. Amongst his accomplishment was the development, testing & commissioning and operation of InventQjaya Sdn Bhd, an advance research facilities in Cyberjaya and Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (PCMC) a 300-bed hospital owned by PETRONAS. Due to this experience, Ir Al-Khairi has been appointed as certified surveyor and trainer with Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). He has contributed to the drafting of MSQH standard 5th Edition 2016. He is also being appointed to Medical Device Authority (MDA) competencies expert panels, authorized engineer and trainer on Medical Gas Piping System (MGPS). In energy efficiency, Ir Al-Khairi is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS) where he is the chief assessor and trainer for the program. He is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) with NRPA, USA.

Ir Al-Khairi is a member with Institute of Asset Management, UK. He is the past Chairman for Oil, Gas & Mining Technical Division and a member of Building Services Technical Division for the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is the Chief Consultant for Faqeh Management, a company that he formed to provide asset, facilities and energy management. He has conducted various facilities and energy audit for airports, offices buildings, healthcare facilities, manufacturing, process plants. He is also involved as data center planner and assessors.

Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran P.Eng MIEM CEng MIMechE. He is a Chartered Engineer and has honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. He also holds a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya. He also presently a committee member with The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Malaysia Chapter.

Since starting his career as a Mechanical Engineer, Ir. Danaraj has had a varied service; both in front line project execution as well as in technical, training, and management functions. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer. He has worked on several large-scale projects worldwide such as Shell Malikai TLP and Barzan Offshore Project. In addition, had delivered many projects successfully collaborating with vendors and subcontractors alike.

At the end of the course participants will:
• Explore real-world examples of why critical thinking is so important in business
• Learn to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
• Know how to translate an abstract idea into something tangible
• Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
• React with curiosity instead of emotion
• Get a roadmap for developing your critical thinking skills

Note: Limited to 20 participants only

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