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Learn About Critical Thinking Skills for Government at ASTD Session May 21: Dr. Haywood Spangler to Provide Insights for Government Professionals


Contact:Jennifer Jones

ARLINGTON, VA 5/14/2013

May 14, 2013 – The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has announced that Dr. Haywood Spangler will be speaking at ASTD 2013 in Dallas, TX, on May 21. This session (Session T21GOV), will be held in the Government Pavilion from 1:00–2:00pm and will focus on enhancing government leaders’ critical thinking skills.

Dr. Spangler’s session, ‘Sharpening the Critical Thinking Skills of Government Leaders,’ will show attendees the tools they need to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the unique challenges facing government today. Dr. Spangler, co-developer of AMA Enterprise’s Critical Thinking for Government seminar, 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.

“Critical thinking skills training is crucial to helping government professionals make better decisions in stressful situations,” said Sam Davis, Vice President, AMA Enterprise Government Solutions. “Dr. Spangler is an expert in this area; his session will help attendees learn how to apply these skills in real-life situations in the government workplace, enhancing the health of their organizations.”

AMA will have four additional sessions during ASTD (May 19-22 in Dallas, TX), including “Leading in a Worldwide Market” on Sunday, May 19 from 3:30–5:00 p.m. (Session SU309). The panel of thought leaders in this session includes Edward T. Reilly, president and CEO, 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.

Do not forget to stop by AMA’s booth (#809) for more information, a demo of the organization’s e-learning capabilities and daily drawings, including the chance to win a Kindle Fire!

About AMA Enterprise
With more than 85 years of experience and headquartered in New York, American Management Association (www.amanet.org) is a global leader of comprehensive talent development.  AMA Enterprise, a specialized division of AMA dedicated to building corporate and government solutions, transforms enterprise-wide talent to fuel a culture of innovation, high performance and optimal business results. For more information on AMA Enterprise Government Solutions please visit www.amaenterprise.org/gov.