Augmented Performance Environment for Enhancing Interagency Coordination in Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations: Phase 2
Final rept. Feb 2008-Feb 2010
COMMAND PERFORMANCE RESEARCH INC CHAMPAIGN IL
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Report development under a Small Business Innovative Research Program, Phase II. Phase I research explored the implications of organizational culture for planning interagency stability, security, transition, and reconstruction operations at the field level. Specifically, planning deficits were identified, their roots in organizational differences investigated, and a proof of concept training system prototype was developed. In Phase II, effort was devoted to refining the design and fully implementing the concept in a deployable prototype training system, called the Interagency Consensus Forum ICF. The ICF Phase II prototype is an instructor less web-based training system designed to foster the development of the foundational consensus building knowledge and skills necessary for successful, integrated civil-military planning. To the extent possible given limited access to the ICF target user audience, all training was designed and implemented via an iterative design-test-refine process. A key design challenge was the development of distributed, collaborative multiparty negotiation role-play exercises, which represent the first of their kind in Army training. The ICF training complements related ARI-supported efforts to promote generalizable interpersonal knowledge and skill, including leader influence and negotiation. Further research and development will enhance the ICFs outreach and training effectiveness.
- Military Forces and Organizations