Managing cultural change to implement technology in training: a case study from the RAF

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  • Managing cultural change to implement technology in training: a case study from the RAF

    1. 2. The Introduction of Generic Professional Military Development (AIR) PMD(A) Gp Capt P J Sagar
    2. 3. The Vision
    3. 4. I want my personnel to be AGILE, ADAPTABLE and CAPABLE
    4. 5. The Policy
    5. 6. RESTRICTED MANAGEMENT RESTRICTED MANAGEMENT FINAL REPORT REVIEW OF OFFICER AND AIRMEN DEVELOPMENT
    6. 7. Life on the Escalator
    7. 8. LAC/SAC Recruit Training Trade Trg JMLC 2 weeks residential IMLC 3 weeks residential AMLC 2 weeks residential Sgt FS Cpl Generic Professional Military Development (Air) Programme NCA – CMT 1 FS 8 Days residential Development Continuum NCA – CMT 2 WO MACr WOSP 1 week residential MACr 1 week residential Initial Officer Training Specialist Trg JOD 1 1 week residential 2 weeks residential JOD 2 JOD 3 1 week residential Flt Lt Plt Off / Fg Off / Flt Lt ICSC(A) 8 weeks residential Sqn Ldr SOSP Wg Cdr 2 weeks residential JSWOC Junior Officer Development Senior Officer Development Duration TBD Force Development. Distance Learning
    8. 9. DL Philosophy <ul><li>Minimise knowledge and skills fade by providing continuous development </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce previous education and trg </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the training load through life </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for next residential uplift </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce new material </li></ul><ul><li>Provide scenarios to contextualise knowledge and skills by rank/subject </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible to reservists </li></ul>
    9. 10. The Reality
    10. 11. 1980 - RAF strap line: 'Train for Trade' Not me Chief I’m Engines
    11. 12. We’re too busy
    12. 13. I can’t get access to a computer
    13. 14. The Generic Virtual Learning Environment Time Relevance Buy in Technical Access Culture Operational Effectiveness Education Training
    14. 15. The Generic Virtual Learning Environment Buy in Technical Access Time Culture Relevance Force Development Delivery Platform Student Tutors Content Operational Effectiveness Education Training
    15. 16. IOT
    16. 17. Seniors (Builders & Bridgers) – Born before 1946 Baby Boomers – Born between 1946 and 1961 Generation X – Born between 1961 and 1979 Generation Y – Born between 1979 and 1991 Generation Z or V (Virtual) – Born after 1991 GENERATIONS Dates taken from:
    17. 18. AN X-RAY OF AN IOT CADET’S BAG
    18. 19. Gen Y (New JOs?) may appear to have certain character traits. You may have noticed some of them:
    19. 20. They can multi-task with ease
    20. 21. They work in larger networks and in collaboration with peers
    21. 22. All the information they need is available 24hrs a day – includes exam results, changes in programme etc
    22. 23. “ You want me to work this weekend?” “No problem boss” Baby Boomers “Okay – but I think we need to discuss this” Generation X “ This sucks and I’m going to tell all my friends on Facebook about it” Generation Y
    23. 24. The Generic Virtual Learning Environment Buy in Technical Access Time Culture Relevance Force Development Delivery Platform Student Tutors Content Operational Effectiveness Education Training
    24. 30. ENDURING PRINCIPLES <ul><li>Visible Sustained Top-level Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Cement Wins </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Changes </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Not Just About The Technology! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Not Over Until …….. Everyone Sings! </li></ul>
    25. 31. FURTHER ASPIRATIONS <ul><li>Linkages to Other Initiatives (eg DITM, DTR, DLP Refresh) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Development Plans and Performance Tracking – LMS? </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolio </li></ul>
    26. 32. DITM RAF E-Portfolio
    27. 33. The Challenge <ul><li>Knowing the audience – know the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Matching the learning to the learner </li></ul><ul><li>Driving and allowing change </li></ul><ul><li>Risks and benefits </li></ul>

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