Course Summary
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2 weeks (80 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 training and development


The course objective is to help instructors/facilitators gain a practical experience of the DCI training function. Through modeling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, students will learn how to plan and prepare presentations; develop facilitation skills, as well as student assessment strategies. New instructors/facilitators will be introduced to new approaches for delivering powerful training.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the foundation of equal opportunity (EO) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) in the DoD and the establishment of the Defense Culture Institute (DCI)Perform the roles and functions of a DCI faculty member.
  • Employ the principles of the Adult Learning Theory in a live training environment.
  • Implement the Experiential Learning Cycle (ELC) as the framework for all small group discussions.
  • Analyze human dynamics and group effectiveness within a Cooperative Learning Group.
  • Analyze group behaviors for the appropriate level of interventions during small-group facilitation.
  • Apply facilitation skills to create a partnership conducive to co-facilitation.
  • Apply effective classroom management and administration skills.
  • Analyze behaviors relevant to effective interpersonal skills needed by an equal opportunity professional.
  • Present lesson material.
  • Analyze assessment strategies associated with student performance and feedback (Facilitative Interpersonal Counseling).
  • Analyze student standards of conduct and academic achievement standards.
  • Demonstrate routine student database administrative functions.

General Topics:

  • Course Introduction
  • History of the Defense Culture Institute (DCI)
  • The Roles and Functions of a DCI Faculty Member
  • The Adult Learning Theory
  • Cooperative Learning Group (CLG) Techniques
  • The Experiential Learning Cycle (ELC)
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • Co-Facilitation Techniques
  • Evaluating Student Performance and Providing Feedback
  • Emotional Intelligence in Human Relation Training
  • Powerful Platform Presentations
  • Student Academic Procedures
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises
  • Work-based Learning

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials