Using the Leadership Requirements Model LRM through a holistic approach, learners will develop skills in written and oral communications, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, leadership and counseling, drill and ceremonies, how to train Soldiers, character development, nutrition and physical fitness, troop leading procedures and mission orders, Army programs, and how to build effective teams. As a result, learners will be able to train, lead, and conduct operations at the team level. BLC is designed to build basic leader and trainer skills needed to lead a team size element; while providing the foundation for further development along the PME learning continuum. Lessons are facilitated in a small group setting with a collaborative approach, which allows the Soldiers to discover information and then apply it to new and ambiguous situations. Lessons include critical and creative thinking activities and exercises, which aid in learning.
10 Essential Critical Thinking Skills (And How to Improve Them)
Basic Leader Course
Identify problems, explore and prioritize solutions and revise priorities as a means for purposeful action. Collect and review information from credible sources. Consider the influence of context, assumptions and underlying bias of resources. Synthesize and integrate information in order to support conclusions. When supported, articulate findings and prioritize solutions appropriately. Critical Thinking : Collect and review information from credible source s when applicable.
Sometimes in the course of military operations ill-conceived ideas survive to produce unacceptable outcomes. Why would this be the case? Military professionals prefer thinking that is rational and analytical, and which helps in the selection of ideas that meet feasibility, acceptability, and suitability criterion. In addition, they prefer to select rational and analytical ideas that have a history of working in similar situations as before.
In the last eight months, many changes have occurred with the new BLC model. One change in particular has all 34 of the AC NCOAs launching their BLCs to start and stop on the same day allowing for predictability across the component and to allow for maximum utilization of available seats through the Institutional Training Common Operating Picture. Allowing them to capitalize on the vacancies and gain opportunities to schedule Soldier for training. Through this scope "the Order of Merit List is used to ensure the right Soldier is attending the right course at the right time," said Command Sgt.