Accelerating Workforce Training: Introducing the CTA in E/Affect Initiative

Combatting the War on Expertise

Is human expertise on the brink? In the face of widespread attacks, this webinar offers evidence-based rebuttals and a new path forward.


In recent years, there has been an intentional effort to reduce our confidence in experts—along with the value of human expertise itself.

Our newest webinar—led by renowned researchers Gary Klein, Robert Hoffman, and Ben Schneiderman—offers evidence-based rebuttals and a new path forward.

After attending, you will:

  1. Be able to identify key perpetrators leading the attacks on expertise—some of which you might not expect

  2. Recognize gaping holes in their claims, which on the surface may appear deceptively sound

  3. Be armed with evidence and awareness about the urgent need for human expertise

In addition, you’ll learn about how the NDMA—in partnership with Schmidt Futures—is strengthening the case to better understand, appreciate, and accelerate human expertise across the workforce through applications of Cognitive Task Analysis.

Thursday, March 30th

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST


Register to attend for FREE!

A full recording will be made exclusively available to NDMA members.


Gary Klein

Gary Klein is an eminent research psychologist, a pioneer of the Naturalistic Decision Making framework, best-selling author, and founder of ShadowBox Training.

Robert Hoffman

Robert Hoffman is also an NDM pioneer, co-founder of The Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, and retired senior research scientist at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition.

Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman is a prolific and widely esteemed computer scientist who pioneered the highlighted textual link and authored the breakthrough book “Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems,” among many other contributions.