Webinar Recording - Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill

Webinar Recording - Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill

  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Online
Webinar 090618: Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill (Member Rate)$0.00  
Webinar 090618: Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill (Non-Member)$195.00  
Webinar 090618: Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill (Member Rate) $0.00
Webinar 090618: Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill (Non-Member) $195.00


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.

What You'll Learn

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.

Presented By:

Procurement Specialist - Retired
Procurement Specialist - Retired
Professional Certification(s) held:



David 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. Holding Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, David was the last President of the Governmental Purchasing Association of Southeast Florida, successfully leading 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 and FAPPO’s Educator of the Year Award in 2014.

David previously 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 more than a thousand procurement professionals prepare for their CPPB and CPPO exams. For this contribution, he was presented with the "Spirit of NIGP Award" at the 2013 Forum. David also serves on a number of committees for FAPPO and his local NIGP chapter, as well as serving NIGP as a Chapter Ambassador for Area 5.

On the Faculty for:

Contract Administration in the Public Sector
Contracting for Public Sector Services
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement
Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results
Sourcing in the Public Sector
Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector


Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information.