Honoring 45 Years of Mission Readiness

Education / Training

E-Learning

Course List

Course ID Course Name Course Objective Course Description
010-3C Cultural Reasoning

Understand the five steps to Cultural Reasoning:

  • Explain the concept of cultural reasoning
  • Implement the steps that comprise cultural reasoning
  • Know how you can improve your cultural reasoning skills

The Cultural Reasoning course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. This course covers the following five steps to Cultural Reasoning:

  • Managing cultural surprises,
  • Applying Cultural Knowledge,
  • Fact Checking,
  • Forming and Testing Ideas,
  • Developing a Modified Understanding

With this understanding, individuals are provided with deeper insight about a culture and people within a culture. The following cross-cultural competencies are also relevant to this course: Cultural Reasoning, Suspending Judgment, Cognitive Complexity, and Sensemaking.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
020-3C Intercultural Interaction
  • Define intercultural interaction
  • Understand how additional core competencies enhance the development of intercultural interaction
  • Define self-monitoring
  • Define verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Define intercultural communication planning
  • Communicate the importance of intercultural interaction in a mission environment
  • Understand how intercultural interaction impacts mission success

Competencies related to intercultural interaction enhance the individual's ability to employ information about people and their surroundings. This lesson will therefore demonstrate how individuals can plan and adjust messages, means of communication, and self-monitoring strategies in order to achieve intended outcomes. Individuals must continue to think about and learn from intercultural interaction and experiences in order to improve future performance. This entails having the explicit understanding that intercultural relationships can enable the accomplishment of mission objectives, and further, having the understanding that cultural knowledge can be used to establish strategic intercultural relationships.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
070-3C Exploring World Religions I
  • Analyze ways in which self-awareness helps us recognize our biases and prejudices with how we approach religion and religious difference.
  • Identify how cultural perspective-taking skills assist in developing explanations for the ways in which individuals and groups identify sacred spaces and symbols.
  • Identify ways in which cultural learning reveals cultural influences that affect human development, identity, and behavior.
  • Understand how intercultural interaction may promote effective communication when interacting with religious individuals, and/or within religiously suffused institutional forums.

The World Religions course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. This course explores the various ways in which individuals can leverage cross-cultural competence in an effort to enhance one's understanding of, and attitudes toward various world religions. This exploration will be conducted in light of one of the most challenging cultural differences commonly encountered by military leaders: Religion

The following Cross-Cultural Competencies will be discussed during this course: Self-Awareness, Cultural Perspective-Taking, and Intercultural Interaction.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
075-3C Exploring World Religions II
  • Analyze ways in which cross-cultural competence may facilitate effective military operations.
  • Understand ways in which effective intercultural interaction may enhance communications with religious authorities, contributing to the success of a military mission.
  • Understand how cultural learning and cultural perspective taking may promote effective interaction in resolving conflicts when interacting with institutional norms.
  • Explore how self-regulation and self awareness may affect the planning and execution of a military operation. Identify situations in which cultural reasoning has been used to enhance the understanding of religious practices across various cultures.

The World Religions 2 course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. This course, a continuation of the World Religions course, is presented using real world military examples in which religion played the dominant role, and the responses of planners and commanders with regard to religion and how this impacted the mission outcome.

The following Cross-Cultural Competencies will be discussed during this course: Intercultural Interaction, Cultural Perspective-Taking, Cultural Learning, Self Regulation and Self-Awareness.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
100-Public Group Development

Know group development theory/ dynamics as it relates to the workplace environment

  • Define group
  • Describe group types
  • Describe Tuckman’s Group Development Theory (stages)
  • Identify group norms
  • Describe the functions and behaviors that impact group productivity
  • Recall strategies for group success

The Group Development course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course covers the basic principles of groups, group development, and group dynamics.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
105-Public Socialization

Know how socialization issues impact the workplace environment

  • Define self-concept & the perception of self
  • Define values and value system
  • Describe Ego Defense Mechanisms
  • Recall how a catalyst for change can take place
  • Identify strategies for change

The Socialization course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course covers aspects of Socialization that provides a self awareness philosophy, catalyst for change, and strategies for change to aid in understanding why social dynamics are such an important part of your day to day interactions with others.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
110-Public Perceptions

Know how perceptions can impact effectiveness

  • Know how perceptions can impact effectiveness
  • Describe the perception process
  • Describe biological & sociological/cultural perceptual filters effects on perception process
  • State how to apply a strategy to correct an inaccurate perception
  • Describe stereotypes (characteristics and contributing factors)
  • Identify ways to manage stereotypical behaviors

The Perceptions course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course provides information on the perception process with recognition of the influence one's own biases and stereotypes have on the accuracy of perceptions. Also covered is the systematic view of how individuals can gather the same information (raw data) and draw different conclusions (perceptions), which allows students to better explore self, and more accurately identify their own biases, motives and stereotypes.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
115-Public Communication Skills

Comprehend how the communication process can impact mission effectiveness

  • Define communication
  • Identify the elements of communication process
  • Describe the modes of communication and their respective elements
  • Describe the types of human communication
  • State barriers to communications
  • Identify the elements in the listening process
  • Identify benefits of effective listening
  • Identify the types of listening
  • Identify methods to become a better listener
  • Define the term "feedback"
  • State guidelines for giving and receiving feedback
  • Recall the panes of the Johari Window Model
  • Recognize behaviors/actions that cause the panes to move/change size
  • Recognize the benefits of giving and receiving feedback

The Communication Skills course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course covers basic communication skills to include the different types of communication, barriers to effective communication, and strategies to improve communication.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 2 hours
130-Public Communicating Across Differences

Recognize how communicating across differences can impact effectiveness

  • Define communicating across differences
  • Define cross-cultural communication
  • Define cross-gender communication
  • Define cross-generational communication
  • Identify strategies to improve communication

The Communicating Across Differences course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. Communicating effectively enables people to come together to achieve a common goal. The ability to communicate across differences such as culture, gender, and generational differences is essential to your success as a professional.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
145-Public Individual Diversity

Understand how individual diversity can impact mission effectiveness

  • Define diversity
  • Differentiate between primary & secondary dimensions of diversity
  • Recognize personal diversity management
  • Identify personal diversity development
  • Identify how to develop individual diversity awareness

The Individual Diversity course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course provides information on the concept of individual diversity, which will broaden the student's awareness of diversity, and recognize that each individual is a unique and valued asset to achieving mission effectiveness.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
150-Public Ethics

Know how ethics can impact effectiveness

  • Define values
  • Define morals
  • Define ethics
  • Identify moral theory
  • Identify ethical decision making

The Ethics course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course covers the basics of ethics, ethical decision making, and ethical behavior in the workplace.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 45 minutes
305-Public Prejudice & Discrimination

Know how prejudice and discrimination can impact mission effectiveness

  • Define prejudice
  • Describe levels of prejudice (Allport’s Scale)
  • Identify types of discrimination
  • Define institutional discrimination
  • Describe how power affects prejudice and discrimination

The Prejudice & Discrimination course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course provides information that allows students to identify discriminating acts and take immediate action to resolve and prevent these actions, and recognize how the misuse of personal prejudice and the act of discrimination can adversely impact leadership, unit cohesion, and mission accomplishment.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
310-Public Racism

Know how racism can impact workplace effectiveness

  • Define racism
  • Recognizing racist behavior
  • Describe types of racism
  • Describe internal and external factors that contribute to racism
  • Identify historical events that contributed to racism in the military
  • Identify strategies to combat racism

The Racism course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. The purpose of this course is to provide understanding of the complexities of racism and how racism has a negative impact on our military. Also covered in this course are factors, types of racism and strategies for combating racism.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
320-Public Sexism

Know how sexism can impact workplace effectiveness

  • Define sexism
  • Identify the foundation of sexism (socialization)
  • Describe historical and societal influences that contributed to sexism
  • Recall factors that impact the full integration of women in the military
  • Identify strategies to prevent and/or eliminate sexism

The Sexism course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course provides information that demonstrates the importance of recognizing sexism and sexist issues that negatively impact our military. Also covered in this course are Historical and Societal Influences, Sexism in the Military, and Strategies to Combat Sexism.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
325-Public Sexual Harassment

Know how sexual harassment impacts workplace effectiveness

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Describe types of sexual harassment
  • Recognize behaviors that constitute sexual harassment
  • Describe the effects of sexual harassment
  • Describe strategies to combat sexual harassment

The Sexual Harassment course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course provides a historical view of Sexual Harassment in the U.S. military and its effects on the unit. Also contained in this course is information on the forms of Sexual Harassment and strategies to combat sexual harassment.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
335-Public Religious Diversity & Accommodation

Know how religious issues can impact workplace effectiveness

  • Define religion
  • Describe religious accommodation requests
  • Recognize religious discrimination
  • Recall strategies that would be applied to combat religious discrimination

The Religious Diversity and Accommodation course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of religion and its diversity, especially at the unit level, which will qualify students to assist leaders when they are faced with issues of religious accommodation and religious discrimination.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
605-Public Bystander Intervention

Know the value of bystander intervention

  • Define Key Terms associated with Bystander Intervention
  • Distinguish between Passive and Active Bystanders
  • Describe effective Intervention Strategies The Bystander Intervention course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course provides information on who is a bystander, bystander responsibilities, and bystander situations.

This course concludes with strategies on bystander interventions in the moment and after an event has occurred.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 30 minutes
ATS-1041 Job Satisfaction

Understand the significance of increasing job satisfaction among members in the federal workplace.

  • Recognize strategies to build and maintain job satisfaction in the federal workplace
  • Define the concept of job satisfaction
  • Recall the contributors to job satisfaction
  • Recognize the leader's impact on job satisfaction
  • Recognize the outcomes of job satisfaction

The Job Satisfaction course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. Upon completing this lesson you will be able to understand how job satisfaction impacts the mission.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
ATS-1100 Trust in Leadership

Upon completion of this lesson, you will recognize strategies to improve Trust in Leadership in the federal workplace. The Enabling Learning Objectives (ELO) are listed below.

  • Recognize strategies to build and maintain job satisfaction in the federal workplace
  • Describe the concept of Trust in Leadership
  • Recognize the benefits of Trust in Leadership
  • Recall how leaders affect Trust in Leadership
  • List strategies to improve Trust in Leadership

The Trust in Leadership course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. Upon completing this lesson you be able to understand how Trust in Leadership impacts the mission. The course will describe the concepts of Trust in Leadership, help you to recognize the benefits, discuss a leader's role in establishing that trust, and finally suggest some strategies for leaders to adopt.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 45 minutes
ATS-1400 Organizational Commitment

Know how organizational commitment can impact effectiveness. Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define the concept and components of organizational commitment
  • Recognize the significance of organizational commitment
  • Recognize a leader's impact on organizational commitment
  • List strategies to promote organizational commitment

The Organizational Commitment course was designed for Department of Defense customers, but is open to the public. This course covers basic components of organizational commitment to include the significance of a leader's impact on and recommends strategies to promote organizational commitment.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 45 minutes
ATS-1600 Organizational Cohesion

Upon completing this lesson, you will be able to recognize the characteristics of organizational cohesion and how it impacts the mission:

  • Recall key terms associated with organizational cohesion
  • Recognize the importance and benefits of cohesion and spirit de corps
  • Describe the impact social and task cohesion have on the organization
  • Identify leader's effect on organizational cohesion
  • Recognize the role of diversity in organizational cohesion
  • List strategies to build and maintain organizational cohesion

The Organizational Cohesion course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. Upon completing this lesson you will be able to recognize the characteristics of organizational cohesion and how it impacts the mission.

With this understanding, individuals will have a better understanding of their responsibility and role in promoting organizational cohesion at the various levels of their units.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
ATS-2030 Disability Awareness

Upon completing this lesson, you will have a better understanding of how to interact with IWD in the federal workplace. You will better be able to:

  • Define disability
  • Recall the laws impacting IWD
  • Recognize behaviors that can affect communication and interaction with IWD
  • List strategies to enhance communication and interaction with IWD

The Disability Awareness course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. Upon completing this lesson you will be able to understand how disability awareness impacts the mission.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 1 hour
ATS-2050 Hazing

Upon completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe Department of Defense (DoD) hazing and bullying policy
  • Recall theories and myths associated with hazing and bullying behaviors
  • Recall examples and consequences of hazing and bullying behaviors
  • Recall strategies to prevent and address hazing and bullying

The Hazing and Bullying course is designed for Department of Defense customers, but is also open to the public. This course will enhance knowledge of the concept of hazing and bullying and give you the tools to identify and understand when hazing or bullying is occurring and provides strategies to prevent these actions.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 45 minutes
ATS-3000 Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness

Upon completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe sexual assault and consent
  • Describe the DoD Social Ecological Model
  • List primary prevention techniques/strategies at the Individual, Relationship, and Leadership levels

The Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness course is designed for Department of Defense customers, especially leaders at the O-6 command level and below, but is also open to the public.

Note: The content is designed to increase student knowledge and awareness in the prevention of sexual assault.

This course explores leadership's responsibility in fostering and maintaining a climate of dignity and respect where every stakeholder can live and work free of sexual assault and its associated behaviors. This course also offers various techniques that can be employed to prevent sexual assault from the individual, peer leadership, and formal leadership perspectives.

Due to the sensitive nature of the lesson content, the information should not be taken out of context.

Completion time for this course is approximately: 45 minutes