Accession Number : ADA182925

Title :   An Assessment of the Perceived Utility of the USAWC Advanced Course in Executive Skills Applications.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Faber,Morris R

PDF Url : ADA182925

Report Date : 30 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : There has been no previous effort to assess the perceived usefulness of the Executive Skills Advanced Course to Army War College students after they have had an opportunity to apply those skills in subsequent assignments. A survey was conducted of graduates of the Classes of 1984, 1985, and 1986 who completed this advanced course to obtain their perceptions and comments on the utility of the course. The survey and additional comments were analyzed and the results indicated the course to be useful but in need of change. Changes recommended are: more closely align the objectives and methodologies of the Executive Skills Assessment and Development Program, and the common course of instruction in Course 1, Requirements of the Professional, to make them more complementary; make the Executive Skills Assessment exercise mandatory for all students and conduct it early in the academic year; reorganize the Executive Skills Advanced Course, especially the guest speaker concept; eliminate the student presentation of a book review; conduct a post-course survey of graduates approximately one year after completion of the course to obtain current student perceptions of the utility of the material presented.

Descriptors :   *COURSES(EDUCATION), *SKILLS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, STUDENTS, INSTRUCTIONS, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), PERCEPTION, GRADUATES, SPEECH, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, OFFICER PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE