We’re at the 2009 LandWarNet Conference in Ft. Lauderdale this week. The conference is designed to bring government and industry together to share best business practices and how government can implement those practices.
The Army Management Staff College (AMSC) offers a great example of how that is already being done. The AMSC strives to prepare Army civilian and military leaders for greater leadership and management responsibilities in support of the soldier on the ground. With greater technological capability, there is a need for greater skill and more agility. The AMSC prepares both civilian and military leaders to successfully accomplish missions today, tomorrow and in the future.
In its Civilian Education System (CES), the Army is using distance learning to provide professional leadership development to more than 250,000 Army civilians and military personnel. The distributed learning curriculum includes supervisory, management and Action Officer development and is designed to help employees in the Federal Government continue to grow professionally. Attendees learn everything from basic management skills and change management to how to inspire vision and creativity to how to lead a complex organization in support of national security and defense strategies.
Through video conferencing, the course not only provide lifelong learning opportunities, but also offers inquiry-based learning techniques and collaboration in learning communities that can span thousands of miles.
If you are at LandWarNet, visit us at Booth #539. We’ll be posting from the show later this week – look for our update.