Sharpen Your Perception with Amy Herman at NICSA’s SLF

For nearly fifteen years, Amy Herman has provided training to top officers in the US military, law enforcement, medicine, education and numerous other industries. Now, Amy Herman offers her unique guidance to the asset management industry! NICSA members will have the opportunity to hear her unique perspective at the Strategic Leadership Forum at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL this April. See full agenda here.

Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to systematically sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills.

By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision making. She developed her Art of Perception seminar in 2000 to improve medical students’ observation and communication skills with their patients when she was the Head of Education at The Frick Collection in New York City.

She subsequently adapted the program for a wide range of professionals and leads sessions internationally for the New York City Police Department, the FBI, the French National Police, the Department of Defense, Interpol, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, first responders, the military, and the intelligence community. In her highly participatory presentation, she demonstrates the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and how the analysis of works of art affords participants in her program an innovative way to refresh their sense of critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for improved performance and effective leadership.

The program has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The CBS Evening News, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others.  Ms. Herman holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history. Her book, Visual Intelligence, was published in May 2016 and was on the New York Times and Washington Post best sellers’ lists.

In her highly participatory presentation at the SLF, Herman will demonstrate the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and how the analysis of works of art affords attendees an innovative way to refresh their sense of critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for improved performance and effective leadership. Take advantage of this opportunity to develop a unique business perspective! Register today to secure your spot.



Leave a Reply

NICSA: 8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor McLean, VA 22102 • Tel: 508.485.1500 • Fax: 508.485.1560