The term Instrument training is used to highlight the role of procedures and skills—what we have been calling “discernment”--to navigate the foggy skies of decision-making. Just as pilots have to trust their instruments during bad weather, public servants must steer their way through the temptations of instinctual judgment, and trust their instruments.
This will be an exciting culmination to NACo's four-part series on Integrity and Civility, featuring Stu Brody, Founder of Integrity Intensive. A slide show will be featured to portray the flaws of common notions of integrity, and how to overcome them, and add quality to our decision-making as public officials. Mr. Brody will offer the hidden lessons of the practice of integrity that lies in the smallest of our actions. In this unique presentation on the Law of Small Things Mr. Brody will develop the principle that integrity cannot be practiced on the biggest level, unless it is practiced on the smallest level. The implications for this Presidential year will be discussed.
The series probes beyond common understandings of integrity and civility and teaches distinct skills—a “practice”—for tackling the complex ethical and interpersonal challenges of public life.
Additional Sessions of Leadership Development Series - Understanding Integrity and Civility:
- August 24, 2016: Leadership Development Series: What is Integrity and Civility?
- September 28, 2016: Leadership Development: Integrity and Civility as a Practice
- October 19, 2016: Leadership Development Series: The Pitfalls of Decision Making