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Ethics and Critical Thinking in Real Time
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: General Education

Ethics and Critical Thinking In Real Time
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | VIRTUAL



Decisive Moments for Association Executives
Ethics and Critical Thinking in Real Time

You’re on a pedestal. In challenging times, association staff are often held to a higher standard. Keeping your ethical skills sharpened is crucial as you solve tough decisions in real time in a post-quarantine world, and this fast-paced and interactive virtual workshop will help you practice exactly that.

Join us for an advanced class in modern ethics and critical thinking skills, facilitated by a national expert using advanced live virtual facilitation techniques.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • When to turn an off-target decision by a volunteer or teammate into a teaching moment, rather than a difficult situation.
  • How to maintain ethics as a truly human function – a function where the best outcome for others and your membership is also the best outcome for you as leader.
  • Practicing critical thinking skills under tight time frames and high standards.
  • Having the courage to act properly in “The Decisive Moment”, when deadlines and decisions collide even when it means standing up for and communicating organizational values to your boss or board.
  • Resolving ethical dilemmas, when two competing values must be dealt with in a fair and consistent manner

How do you resolve these dilemmas?

  • Ends-based thinking. Best known by the phrase “Do whatever produces the greatest good for the greatest number of people.”
  • Rule-based thinking. Simply put, that means, follow only the rules or principles that you want everyone else to follow.
  • Care-based thinking. The Golden Rule: “Do to others what you would like them to do to you."

What will you gain? A chance to practice using your tools in daily living, so that when a significant crisis hits, you are comfortable in your actions. Be ready, be open minded, be flexible. This is where practice makes perfect.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST.

WHERE: Virtual - You will receive a link in your confirmation after registering

REGISTRATION RATE: ISAE Members - $55; Non-Members - $75

CAE Hours: 2

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 2 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.