Leadership Training

Leadership training is a difficult area for trainers and analysts to work. Many “skills” in this domain are hard to quantify and qualify. True leadership is recognizable but,the characteristics of sure are difficult to teach. Continue reading Leadership Training

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Rater Reliability

Trainers of soft skills must assess student learning via practical exercise job simulation tests where human assessors rate performance. Rater reliability error may become an issue. The article suggests ways to reduce error among evaluators. Continue reading Rater Reliability

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Student Loan Market Distortion

College student loans have become a huge bubble about to burst, much like the housing bubble did. In the long run this is positive because higher learning institutions will see their revenues dry up and thus be forced to reform. They will have to clean out the dead wood, abolish make-believe degree programs, and bring their cost in line with the market place. Continue reading Student Loan Market Distortion

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Ranger Training

Here is a view of Ranger Training from a training design and developer’s point of view. The graduation of two female army officers from the Ranger School was the first female soldiers to do so. This most publicized event focused attention anew on Ranger Training. Continue reading Ranger Training

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SAT and Management Training

Sometimes as training analysts we have to deal with subject matter tasks that we can’t clearly define, such as those associated with supervision and leadership programs. Many characteristics of these subjects are not easy to quantify. But management tasks are, in most cases, identifiable. It’s best to keep in mind the differences existing between leadership, supervision, and management. Continue reading SAT and Management Training

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Manson Murder Motives

The reasons for the Tate-LaBianca murders remain obscure. The official motive is Manson and his gang committed the crimes to start a race war. Evidence supports copycat crimes and drug burn as well. We have another motive that has been around for years in obscurity. The following article addresses and analyzes this little known motive. Continue reading Manson Murder Motives

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Holder’s Recommendations

Attorney General of the United States conducted an investigation into the Ferguson Police Department and offered a number of suggestions and recommendations. Many of these dealt with training. Most of the suggestions are triple redundant and ignore the significant training Ferguson cops already receive. The following article explores some of these training suggestions. Continue reading Holder’s Recommendations

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Eric Holder’s Disservice

Eric Holder’s report on the riots and disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri is very much flawed and one sided. Unfortunately his study gives cover to the criminal element in the city which law abiding citizens must now abide. Continue reading Eric Holder’s Disservice

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H-1B Worker Replacement

Recently Southern California Edison (SCE) supposedly laid off some 500 of its IT workers and replaced them with H1-Bs high tech specialist from India. SCE most likely did so to steady the cost of power production in the face of burdens placed on it by California regulators and politicians. Continue reading H-1B Worker Replacement

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Develop Test Items

Developing test items, either written or practical is not the most exciting thing to do. The following short article offers pointers and examples that may be helpful. Continue reading Develop Test Items

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