Webinar Recording - Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill

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    Webinar Recording
    Presented by: 

    David Nash, CPPO, CPPB

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    We’ve been told that our ability to think is what separates us from the animals. “I think, therefore I am,” proclaimed Rene’ Descartes in the 17th century. Situations, problems and opportunities confront us on a daily basis. How we handle them and move on is fundamental to long-term success in any endeavor. Simply reacting is not a sound strategy. We each have our own experiences and points of view from which we make assumptions. To that we add facts, opinions and observations to try and arrive at a course of action. We must analyze each situation on its own merits and develop a plan to attack it. This requires the skill set of critical thinking, which examines assumptions, evaluates evidence and assesses conclusions. This workshop will examine many of the facets of critical thinking and provide some useful tools for its proper application.


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1.  Discover the obstacles to overcome for more productive thought & better decisions.
    2.  Find better ways to learn, listen and understand.
    3.  Apply the problem-solving process and lean ways to devise effective, long-lasting solutions. 

    Presenter Bios

    David Nash retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three from the United States Army in 1988 after 20 years of service in inventory management.In 2007, he retired from the City of Fort Lauderdale after 18 years of service in warehousing and procurement. David holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration. He was the last President of the Governmental Purchasing Association of Southeast Florida, having successfully led a merger with the SE Florida Chapter of NIGP in 2001.He was also the President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials in 2006-2007 and was presented with FAPPO’s George H. Wolf Distinguished Service Award in 2010. In 2014, he was presented with FAPPO’s Educator of the Year Award. David is a certified instructor for NIGP and from 2010 to 2013 he served on the Evaluation Committee for the National Procurement Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Since creating the online “Question of the Day” in 2007, he has helped thousands of procurement professionals prepare for their CPPB and CPPO exams. For this contribution, he was presented with the "Spirit of NIGP Award" at the NIGP Forum in 2013. David also serves on a number of committees for FAPPO and his local NIGP chapter, as well representing NIGP as a Chapter Ambassador in Area 5.

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  • Webinar 090618: Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill (Non-Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals)
    $190.00 USD
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    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


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  • Webinar Recording 090618: Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill
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