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  • Define SSD Describe how SSD links self-development needs to NCO professional development Show how Structured ,continuous learning impacts the Army Explain the how, when and where SSD is implemented into a Soldier’s Career
  • With the NCO 4x6 serving as the foundation for what we need to learn, we now turn our focus to what the learning environment may look like by 2015 and how learning might occur in the future. The ALC 2015 provides guidance about making more of our learning experiences centered on solving problems that Soldiers are likely to encounter while also making some changes to the learning system so that each individual may reach their potential. General Dempsey emphasizes that all training and education needs be relevant and rigorous. We must challenge our Soldiers in meaningful ways so that they continue to grow throughout their careers. If you read the learning concept, it describes things like leveraging technology such as mobile phones to improve access to learning materials, blending face-to-face and online learning, and using more immersive scenario-based learning. The main point of all of those things is to create learning experiences where Soldiers are actively engaged in learning things that are important rather than simply having them sit through another class where an instructor reads bullets on a slide. As we consider how many of those concepts may play out in NCO development, there are a few key ideas that I want to present to you. The first is the notion that we need to make individuals more responsible for guiding their owning learning paths. In order to do that, we need to have valid and reliable ways to rapidly assess a Soldier’s skills and knowledge. Those assessments will provide Soldiers feedback about their performance and then direct them to the resources that they may use to continue to develop areas that need improvement. The same approach will help us tailor learning during online and resident instruction to try to ensure that each Soldier is challenged to improve. The assessment data should also help unit leaders guide individual development during unit training. We realize that we have a long way to go to reach a point where we can do those things, but we think it is critical if we are going make each learning experience relevant and rigorous for more of the force. As we use more technology for learning, we want to be careful that we do not lose peer-to-peer and informal learning that has always been the strength of the Corps. We do realize that collaboration and social learning will increasing be mediated by some form of technology and we need to get better at planning how we can leverage that technology for knowledge management, performance support, and social interactions that cause learning. We also think there will be increased value in allowing our Soldiers to contribute more of the materials that we use in the institution, unit and self-development for learning. Technologies like Milsuite that includes wikis, blogs, videos will allow Soldiers to not only collaborate for learning, but to also develop materials that others Soldiers can use in the future. Many of our younger soldiers are adept at developing multimedia products that can easily be leveraged by the learning system. While we leverage Soldier-created materials to keep our learning content relevant, we cannot lose the key role that expert NCOs have on developing Soldiers. In the institution, we need to do a better job of selecting, developing and managing our best NCOs to serve as instructors and learning facilitators. As we transition from lessons where the instructor merely delivers information, to learning activities that require facilitators with expert knowledge, we need to ensure that we get our best NCOs involved in building the future force. Similarly, in units, we need our NCOs to reemphasize their role as coaches and mentors that help guide and shape the development of junior leaders. We also believe that in the future, we will be able to do a better job of capturing expert knowledge, particularly in technical areas, and then build that knowledge into intelligent tutoring systems that will aid Soldiers as the learn.
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    • 1. Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (INCOPD) Structured Self-Development (SSD) Providing direction and oversight of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System 1HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 2. Agenda • Overview • Numbers • Forcing Functions • ACT Linkage • SSD Level V • Issues and Fixes • Helpdesk • Questions • Backup Slides 2HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 3. Bridging the Gaps T 1 IM D SS LC W• SSD is mandatory web-base training that continues throughout a Soldier’s career and is closely linked to and synchronized with institutional and experiential learning.• SSD will bridge the operational and institutional domains and set conditions for continuous growth. When fully implemented, SSD will improve Army readiness by integrating self- development into a lifelong learning approach.• SSD Program links self-development needs to NCO professional development efforts by ensuring that the self-development domain is well defined, meaningful, and synchronized/integrated into the leader development process.• SSD is asynchronous and exists in four levels. It is supported by a robust self-assessment and feedback process, the increased use of advance technology like the Army Career Tracker (ACT), a secure test environment, achievable requirements, and policies that set the conditions for professional growth.• SSD is a centrally managed set of specified content that must be completed within specified career points as a prerequisite for attendance at Warrior Leaders Course (WLC), Senior Leader Course (SLC), and Sergeants Major Course (SMC). 3 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 4. Concept for Self-Development Self-Development DomainStructured Self-Development Guided Self-Development Personal Self-Development Defined/Required Content Defined but not required Self-initiatedCore Requirements Educational Other • Mandated Tasks not in Development • GoArmyed Individual defines the • GED • SOCAD objectives, pace and NCOES • CLEP • Army/NCO History • BSEP process •Reading • DANTES/CLEP • Joint Learning Areas • ACES Improvement • College Prep •Army Correspondence Program Growing Competence as a Warrior Leader Increased Breadth & Depth of Knowledge Support The Life Long Learning Strategy by bridging the operational and institutional domains and set conditions for continuous growth Implementation Date Prerequisite Date SSDI 1 OCT 10 1 OCT 12 SSDIII 19 MAY 11 1 JUN 13 SSDIV 19 MAY 11 1 JUN 13 SSDV FY 12 4 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 5. Basic NCO Career Timeline NCO Leader Development 2015 Environment A deliberate, continuous, sequential, and progressive processAVERAGE YEARS OF SERVICE TO PIN ON LINKED, SYNCHRONIZED 4.5 8 8 14 20 25 DOMAINS SELF DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL ARFORGEN ARFORGEN ARFORGEN ARFORGEN ARFORGEN ARFORGEN 1:2 1:2 1:2 1:2 1:2 1:2 Balance of Education, Training, and Experiences BASELINE Education = PME: 12-18 months (MOS Specific) Training = unit time prior to deployment : ~16 years Experiences = Deployment: ~10 years Broadening/Joint: ~5 years 5 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 6. STRUCTURED SELF-DEVELOPMENT• Four Levels• ALC -CC in lieu of SSD II• Internet-based, Interactive Multimedia Instruction, ALMS• Vertically and horizontally aligned with NCOES• Bridges operational and institutional domains• 5 potential promotion points for each level• Captured in EMILPO as of November 11, but not reflected on the ERB 6HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 7. Course Offering, Design, and Tracking• ATRRS managed self development course, hosted in the Army Learning Management System (ALMS)• Soldiers are automatically enrolled upon completion of AIT/OSUT, ALC, SLC, SMC• Modular structure of the course provides lessons, modules, check on learning and exams• Soldier can self-enroll into SSD courses commensurate with their rank and NCOES completion• Self paced course - current policy allows Soldiers three years to complete each level of SSD 7 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 8. SSD by the Numbers So ldi er 44 Acti 32 vity 3 SSD Level 1 FY 11 Total Enrolled 156413 Total Graduated 5969 Percent Graduated 3.8% So So ldi ldi er er A A 99 ctiv 60 ctiv 00 ity 23 ity SSD Level 3 FY 11 SSD Level 4 FY 11 Total Enrolled 18100 Total Enrolled 12226 Total Graduated 1495 Total Graduated 1251 Percent Graduated 8.3% Percent Graduated 10.2% As of 17 Nov 2011 8HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 9. SSD by the Numbers So ldi er A 99 ctiv 00 ity SSD Level 1 FY 12 Total Enrolled 26201 Total Graduated 367 Percent Graduated 1.4% So So ldi ldi er er A A 23 ctiv 17 ctiv 32 ity 25 ity SSD Level 3 FY 12 SSD Level 4 FY 12 Total Enrolled 5564 Total Enrolled 4830 Total Graduated 204 Total Graduated 256 Percent Graduated 3.7% Percent Graduated 5.3% As of 1 Dec 2011 9HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 10. Forcing Function for “Mop ups”• Soldiers that have already completed (or enrolled) in a resident NCOES course prior to the mandatory prerequisite date will be “grandfathered” from prior levels of SSD• Soldiers who missed an automatic enrollment date and are not grandfathered for a specific level of SSD need to either: – Self-enroll their requisite level of SSD, or – HRC needs to establish an automatic enrollment thru ATRRS to capture this group of Soldiers 10HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 11. The Army Career Tracker (ACT) and SSD 11HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 12. ACT and SSD• Soldiers will soon be able to register for their next level of SSD from the ACT “My Planner”• In the near future all levels of SSD will be accessible from the ACT “My Career Dashboard”• Required/completed levels of SSD is appropriately displayed on Soldier’s “My Career Dashboard” 12HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 13. ACT and SSD Con’t• ACT gives Soldier the ability to self enroll in SSD• Leaders can monitor the progress of their subordinates down to the module level• The ACT Staff Role will allow for Senior Leaders to asses their formation’s SSD progress Leader View Soldier/Leader View 13HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 14. Structured Self Development Level I SSD II tasks are primarily focused at the team and common leader level. SSD tasks are primarily focused at the team and common leader level. SSD II will be completed prior to attending WLC. SSD will be completed prior to attending WLC.• SSD Level I Introduction • How War and Multiple Deployments The NCO Roles in Recruiting and• Army Writing Style Impact Subordinates Retention• Combat Operations Report • Leadership Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals • Military Problem Solving Process Army Ethic• Composite Risk Management (CRM) • Personal Habits to Increase Health Task Organize Squad for Mission• Detainee Operations and Fitness Communicate the History of the U.S.• Fratricide Army • Troop Leading Procedures• MTBI & PTSD Identify Financial Readiness Actions • Supply Activities in a Unit• History of the NCO After Action Review • Primary Roles and Functions of the• Personnel Recovery Conduct Squad Drill Military Services• Self-Directed Learning Principles Host Nation, Federal, State, and Local • Types of Rehearsals• Counterinsurgency (COIN) Principles Environmental Laws and Regulations • Preparing a Brief• Cultural Effects on Military Operations Time Management • Conflict Management• Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions The NCO Role in the Casualty • Principles of Effective Management Assistance Program of the Service 14 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 15. Advanced Leaders Course-Common Core ALC-CC ALC-CC tasks are primarily focused at the squad and platoon level. ALC-CC tasks are primarily focused at the squad and platoon level. ALC-CC should be completed prior to attending ALC Technical Phase. ALC-CC should be completed prior to attending ALC Technical Phase.• Enforce the Army’s Sexual Assault • Develop a fitness Program for a • Prepare and Maintain Unit Prevention and Response Program Squad / Section Situation Report (SITREP) /• Identify the Warning Signs of a • Plan Training for a Squad Analysis Terrain Potential Suicide • Cross Cultural Competencies • Conduct Small Unit Combat• The Army’s Equal Operations According to the Law • Identify Preventive Medicine Opportunity/Sexual Harassment of War Measures Policies • Issue Operations Plans, Combat • Implement Measures to Reduce Orders and Annexes• Identify what makes an Army Combat Stress in a Squad / Section • Perform Riot Control Functions Leader-Ethics • Perform Personnel Recovery • Conduct an Area and Route• Assist Family Members of the Unit Reconnaissance • OPSEC during Emergencies • IEDs – Defeat (supervise • Information Awareness• the Army Writing Style Minefield Breaching Operations) • Every Soldier is a Sensor• Enforce Environmental Laws and • Conduct a Hasty Attack • Conduct Causality / KIA Operations • Lead a Squad Urban Patrol Regulations (First Aid) • Supervise Security Check Point• Prepare a Noncommissioned • Supervise Handling of Enemy Control Officer Evaluation Report Personnel and Equipment 15 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 16. Structured Self Development Level III SSD III tasks are primarily focused at the platoon and company level. SSD III tasks are primarily focused at the platoon and company level. SSD III will be completed after ALC and prior to SLC. SSD III will be completed after ALC and prior to SLC.• SSD Level III Introduction • Leadership Skills• Ethical Leadership Decision Making Process at Small • Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO) Duties Unit Level • Develop a Mentorship Program• Measures to Reduce Combat Stress • Army Systems of Record• The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) • Plan a Research Paper• Unit Physical Security Plan • Develop an Essay• The Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Program • Develop a Mission Essential Task List (METL)• Positive Command Climate • Conduct and Prepare Troops for• Training for Full Spectrum Operations • Media Engagements• Employ Information Operations (IO) • Joint Forces Capabilities• Civil Affair (CA) and Civil Military Operation (CMO) • Army Forces Generation (ARFORGEN)• Supervise a Noncommissioned Officer Development • The Preventive Medicine Program Program (NCOPD) • Supervise the Setup of Ceremonies• Unit Deployment Readiness Activities • Develop Organizational• Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 16 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 17. Structured Self Development Level IV SSD IV tasks are primarily focused at the battalion level. SSD IV will be SSD IV tasks are primarily focused at the battalion level. SSD IV will be completed after SLC and prior to SMC. USASMA highly recommends that completed after SLC and prior to SMC. USASMA highly recommends that SSD IV be completed prior to assuming duties as a First Sergeant. SSD IV be completed prior to assuming duties as a First Sergeant.• SSD Level IV Introduction • Describe the Relationship between Interagency•Capabilities of the Media/Public Affairs and the Operation and Host Nation SupportSignificance of Portraying and Maintaining a Positive • Army Systems of RecordImage • Create Mentorship Strategies• Evaluate the Execution of Ceremonies • Identify and Create Standard Operating Procedures•Joint Force (Government and Non Governmental (SOPs)Agencies on the Battlefield Capabilities) • Define the Operational Continuum•Evaluate and Manage a Preventive Medicine • METL Development, Training Strategies andProgram ARFORGEN•Develop a Mission Essential Task List (METL) for a • Introduction to Negotiations and MediationsBattalion or Higher Level Headquarters • Synthesize Critical Reasoning Skills to Solve a Problem 17 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 18. Structured Self Development Level V SSD V tasks prepare Soldiers for Nominative and Joint Staff assignments. SSD V tasks prepare Soldiers for Nominative and Joint Staff assignments. SSD V will be completed after SMC for Nominative and Joint Staff assignments. SSD V will be completed after SMC for Nominative and Joint Staff assignments. Currently SSD V is in Playability testing in ALMS The projected Implementation date for SSD V is 2 QTR FY12• SSD Level V Introduction • Analyze JSOTF/CJSOTF from Different Areas of• The Civilian Hiring Process Operations• Special Senior Enlisted Positions • The Operational Environment• DA Civilians Professional Development Program • The Joint Targeting Process• The Human Dimension of Leadership • Information Operations (IO) Campaigns• Joint Leadership Issues • Nation Building through Stability Operations• Analyze the Strategic Level Leadership • Describe the Stewardship of RM Program to the• Conflict Management Resolution Commander• Describe Protocol and Etiquette at the Strategic • Formulate MTOE/TDA Level • Funding Joint Operations• Manage Information In Operation Centers • Negotiate Support Agreements with Foreign• Apply Senior Leader Media Skills Governments• Describe the Effectiveness of Host Nation • Recommend Input on Civil Affair/Civil Military Support to the Allied or Joint Commander Operations 18 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 19. Issues and Fixes• The most common issue users are having with SSD/ALMS is getting a “1009 error” and a “Blank Screen” – As of today we do not have a 100% fix for these; Soldiers can contact the helpdesk and are walked through the steps to resolve their issue• Soldier taking SSD at night or in the morning (CONUS) have less issues than taking it during peak hours (1000-1400) 19HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 20. SSD Helpdesk• Has a team of five fully dedicated personnel to assist Soldiers• Resolves issues Soldiers encounter when attempting to launch/complete the SSD course material• Soldiers receive assistance on how to resolve their issues; if this does not work the team will manually move the Soldier forward in their lesson, giving credit for all previous completions 20 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 21. Helpdesk Information• ATHD and ALMS are a Tier I helpdesk that receives the initial ticket from a Soldier and forwards it to the NCOES Domain Support (SSD Helpdesk) – ATHD Phone Contact: (800) 275-2872, option 3 – ALMS Phone Contact: (877) 251-0730 – On-line Contact: Both ATHD and ALMS can be contacted from the following website https://athd.army.mil 21HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 22. College of the American Soldier (CAS) BackgroundIn Nov 07, the CG TRADOC hosted a kick-off meeting with representativesfrom 10 Universities/Colleges and representatives from the Service MembersOpportunity Colleges (SOC). This meeting established the foundations forcontinuing to grow the training and educational partnership. The Armyimplemented a Career NCO Degrees Program available to all NCOs at anypoint in their career, with maximum credit for Army leadership schools basedon completion of NCOES up to the Sergeant Majors Course (SMC). To date,28 universities/colleges offer business and management related degreesunder CAS. Developing Educated Soldiers 22HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 23. Current Education Initiatives• Career NCO Degrees Program (Provide Soldiers a degree not tied to enrollment in a Military Occupational Skill specialty degree)• Enlisted Education Program (Similar to NCO Degree Program, for first term enlistees)• Foreign Area Leader Program• College Orientation Course 23HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 24. Career NCO Degrees ProgramPurpose: Expand existing civilian higher education degree choices toprovide Career NCOs with a broad preparation degree option not tiedto enrollment in a MOS specialty degree that: • Enhances NCOs leadership and warfighting capabilities – grows the Multi-skilled characteristics • Is accepted and supported by ACE and ACES • Provides flexibility in degree completion time • Maximizes credit transfer between colleges • Maximizes college credit for military training and education • Minimizes academic residency requirements • Includes distance learning courses 24HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 25. Enlisted Education ProgramVision: • Create a voluntary program that will allow Combat Arms Soldiers to achieve an associates degree during their first enlistment • Ensure maximum award of college credits for completion of military schools • Establish a program that assist recruiters in marketing education under CAS • Program will establish a base point for Soldiers, but still allow them to transition in another programThirty one colleges and universities combined will offer 56degrees in either AA, AS, or AGS.The program is now available for Soldiers on the GoArmyEdwebsite. 25 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 26. Foreign Area NCO ProgramEstablish a FANCO Program among the NCO Corps to supplement the ForeignArea Officer (FAO) Program: • Proposed candidates for the FANCO Program will range from SFC to MSG • Potential candidates will be afforded the opportunity to attend advanced schooling, language training, and immersion training • The length of civilian schooling and training will vary, but will not exceed 36 months • FANCOs could fulfill assignments such as augmentees, foreign operation planning officers, attaches, and political- military billets • Conduct a pilot program in US AFRICOM with 5 inductees 26 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 27. College Orientation CourseStudents will complete a non-credit COC prior to enrolling in a specificdegree program. This course will: • Enhance students understanding of higher education and transitioning from high school to college • Emphasize faculty expectations for the classroom, various learning styles, and common university policies pertaining to students • Assist students in enhancing skills such as critical thinking, writing, test- taking, career exploration, and time management • Build collaborative learning skills and form strong peer network 27 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 28. QUESTIONS? 28HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 29. SELF REGISTRATIONFrom the AKO Website -*- After LOGON - From the ATRRS Homepage - https://www.atrrs.army.mil/1. Click on Self Service and Go to My Training 1. Go to the Channels Directory – ARMY and Click on Self Development2. On the ATRRS Student Center Click on Take Self Development Courses 2. In the Course Number Block copy or type the SSD course number and click search.3. In the Course Number Block type the SSD course number and click search. 3. Click the REGISTER button on the course schedule4. Click the REGISTER button on the course schedule 4. Click the I AGREE button5. Click the I AGREE button 5. Choose either CAC or AKO LOGIN6. Choose either CAC or AKO LOGIN 6. Fill In and Validate the Training Application and SUBMIT7. Fill In and Validate the Training Application and SUBMIT 7. Your application will be processed soon and you will be notified of the result by email. Please wait for the8. Your application will be processed soon and you will be notified of the result by email. Please wait for the email email before submitting another application for this before submitting another application for this course. course. Please allow 24 hours before contacting the 29 VICTORY STARTS ATRRS Help desk. HQ TRADOC 24 hours before contacting the ATRRS Please allow HERE! INCOPD
    • 30. Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (INCOPD) Structured Self-Development (SSD) Providing direction and oversight of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System 30HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 31. PurposeProvide information on the Structured SelfDevelopment Program. 31HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 32. SSD Background• SSD is a result of the Review of Education Training and Assignments for Leaders (RETAL) study approved by the Secretary of the Army• The final report concluded that self development lacked structure, had no clear focus and must be a robust component of the Professional Development Model• Report recommendations included the development of a Structured component for the self development domain• SSD was carried forward as a recommendation and became an approved Army Leader Development Program (ALDP) initiative supporting the NCO Life Long Learning Strategy• INCOPD and USASMA developed content and started implementation of SSD Level 1 (SSD I) on in Oct 10 with full implementation planned for Jan 12 32 HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 33. 2015 Learning Environment Not a One Size Fits All Solution Achieving Deep Understanding through lifelong engagement Knowledge Information and Social Learning Authoritative Building CommunicationNetworks Communities Sources Tools Tools •learning • collaboration • guide • guide • sharing • share • share • shape • shape Army Career Tracker and AssessmentsHQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 34. Challenges• Compensation for distributed Learning• Refining minor technology issues• Getting the word out to the Army 34HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD
    • 35. QUESTIONS ? Critical Warrior Thinker Leader Leader Culturally Resource Developer Astute Manager Bridging the Development Gaps to realize a Life Long Learning Mindset. T 1 IM SSD LC W 35HQ TRADOC VICTORY STARTS HERE! INCOPD