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Can Mental Agility Be Taught? Advancing Agile Thinking Capacities in U.S. Military Leaders

Sat, October 26, 16:00 to 17:00, Shaw Centre, Meeting Room 215

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Military members in general are trained throughout their careers to think linearly and make decisions in structured ways. The complex global security environment, however, demands leaders who possess the capacity for agile thinking. Drawing on the science of teaching and learning along with adult cognitive development theories, this paper describes instructional methodologies utilized to inculcate mental agility in military leaders.