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Entries for September 2013

Military submarines use passive sonar to “listen” for nearby obstructions or threats. A long, sensitiveRipples 2cable called a towed array is stretched out behind a moving submarine and can pick up even slight sounds from the deep. Sonar operators on board listen through hydrophones to hear those sounds, be they molten rock, whales or another submarine.

Are you using passive sonar during and after training to check for progress and obstacles?

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Military organizations provide many training best pracSubmarinetices because they cannot afford to just train people and hope that they perform well in the field. Flawless execution is required every time, or lives could be lost.

The sonar used in navy submarines is a great example of a military idea that can be applied to training.

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Lesson #3: Mission-critical programs require a post-training support planBirds on a wire

Birds need to learn to fly quickly to catch food, avoid predators, and thus survive. Fortunately, most of our training is not quite so mission critical. In some cases, though, it is. For example, health care and military training could save or cost lives depending upon how well it works. How confident are you that every one of your training graduates will be able to perform to standard?

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ASTD VOS Scholarship Winner Announced at Don Kirkpatrick Honors Reception

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

On August 22, the ASTD Valley of the Sun Chapter hosted the Don Kirkpatrick Honors Reception, during which they announced the winner of their annual Don Kirkpatrick scholarship.

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Lesson #2: Even Confident Learners Need On-the-Job Support

Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Both Jim and Wendy have.
Some are exciting. Some 
are a bit scarier, with fear of falling or crashing. Being able to imagine the sensation of flying made the nest of swallows on Jim and Wendy’s front porch all the more fascinating to them.


As the flying lessons continued over a few days, Jim and Wendy were impressed at the level of support the parents provided for their fledgling flyers.

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