ASTD: Sharpening the Critical Thinking Skills of Government Leaders

Already registered for this year's ASTD International Conference in Dallas? If so, do not miss this session in the Government Pavilion (Session T21GOV), featuring Dr. Haywood Spangler, co-developer of AMA Enterprise’s Critical Thinking for Government seminar.


This session will provide attendees with the tools they need to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the unique challenges facing government today. Dr. Spangler will outline a roadmap for developing these important skills, and will facilitate an interactive exercise to provide attendees an example of how to learn this vital skill.


Dr. Spangler's session will help government employees discover how these skills allow you to challenge old assumptions; rethink conventional approaches in the context of today's realities; choose the right techniques to identify important information, recognize assumptions and draw conclusions; and learn tools and tips on applying critical thinking in the government workplace.


American Management Association (AMA) will have four additional sessions during ASTD, including "Leading in a Worldwide Market," on Sunday, May 19 from 3:30-5:00pm (session SU309). The panel of thought leaders in this session include Edward T. Reilly, President and CEO of AMA; Marshall Goldsmith, Author, Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Group; Stephen M.R. Covey, Cofounder, CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice; and Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer, The Ken Blanchard Companies.


Don't forget to stop by AMA's booth (#809)!








Speaker and Presenter Information

Haywood Spangler, Ph.D. is the Director of Education at Leadership Metro Richmond and an independent consultant. His work focuses on the application of ethical reasoning and critical thinking to executive functions, such as strategy, problem solving, decision-making and dilemma resolution. He created and holds the copyright to the Spangler Ethical Reasoning Assessment (SERA), a statistically reliable preference survey. He has consulted with corporations such as Dominion Resources and Altria Client Services, as well as government agencies, such as the Federal Reserve Bank and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Dr. Spangler has nine years of non-profit CEO experience and has been an instructor at the University of Virginia’s McIntyre School of Commerce. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Spangler has graduate degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association

Tue, May 21, 2013, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dallas, TX

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