Outcomes Based Training and Education

"Leaders Are Teachers": Great Insights on Leadership and Developing Your People from The Mentorship Forum

Chad Foster has a new post up on his new site "The Mentorship Forum: Leaders Learning Together for the Good of their Team" titled "Leaders Are teachers" that will get you to reflect on how you teach.There is most definitely a science and art to developing people and that teaching is indeed of the utmost importance to leading people. In policing this idea as Chad Foster puts it: "Teachers are leaders . . .

Rethinking the Traditional Teacher-Student Relationship in Conflicts

I woke up to a post from Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson that lead me to this important piece The Ignorant Counterinsurgent: Rethinking the Traditional Teacher-Student Relationship in Conflicts by Maj. Ben Zweibelson, U.S. Army. This is really good! I wanted to share it here on the blog with cops where the old master methodology is still alive and well.

Keys to Training Excellence: Evidence Based Research Policing Can Use

Been talking about and doing experiential learning and the art of facilitation in police training for well over a decade (closer to 2 decades). "When it comes to police training the method of delivery (not the content) determined the maintenance and flexibility of the skill.” Its about how we teach the programs that matters! Rote learning via PowerPoint lectures and check the box training programs teaching solely skill sets and school solutions must end.

PODCAST: Tactical Decision Games with Bruce Gudmundsson and Don Vandergriff

Military leaders are faced with a dilemma unique among the professions. While doctors get to practice medicine, architects get to design buildings, and educators get to teach students on a daily basis, military professionals spend the vast majority of their careers preparing to do a job they rarely, and in some fortunate cases, never have to actually perform.

The Learning Insurgency: It’s an Evolution, not a Revolution By Donald E. Vandergriff

If the USMC wants to improve the decision-making, adaptability and other core warfighting skills, then we must change the way Marines learn from the current approach (which is internal process-focused, primarily based on the “Competency theory”) to a new approach (which is externally, effect/outcome-focused) more aligned with the outcomes we are seeking (see Figure 1 below). This figure was created by the recent students from the Tactics Instruction Section at USMC Officer Candidate School or OCS.

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Developing Police Sergeants: Getting the Outcomes and Measures of Effectiveness Right

I spent the last week facilitating The Sergeants Leadership Class for the Massachusetts Police Training Committee (MPTC). The class is a five day class full of officers who vary in years of experience on the job but are new to the leadership position of sergeant. The course is packed full of theory, leadership styles such as theory X &Y, McGregor’s Transformational leadership, etc. We cover personalities and Myers Briggs is taken by the new sergeants who get a chance to discuss and reflect upon who they and their fellow students are.

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