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Lisa DavisProgram Associate-LeadershipPhone: 501-519-5472Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Lisa Davis - May 31, 2022
In the May 2022 Leadership Lunch and Learn session, participants explored strategic
and critical thinking.
Dr. Hunter Goodman, an assistant professor of community, workforce, and economic development
at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, shared her insights
on the topic.
Watch the recording here.
During the session, participants shared how they defined critical thinking. Responses
included the following:
Goodman shared how Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a different way of
thinking about community development using the analogy "is the glass half full or
Half full equals communities and their citizens have capacities and assets. Half empty
equals communities have deficiencies and needs.
Using ABCD is a "glass is half full" approach and includes the following aspects:
(Credit to the Jeder Institute and ABCD Institute at DePaul University)
When using this approach, define the gifts of everyone in the community. Goodman focused
on the gifts of head, heart, and hands.
Overview of the gifts:
The next Leadership Lunch and Learn session will be at 12:15 p.m., June 29, and will
focus on “Motivation and Engagement.” Diane Mashburn, a program and planning instructor
within the Community, Professional and Economic Development unit, will present.