“Originally designed in 1978 by General Howard Prince and the staff of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at the United States Military Academy at West Point, this course has been redesigned by General Prince, Dr. Mitch Javidi, Dr. Dave Mather, and the faculty at the National Command and Staff College. “Authentic & Deliberate Leadership: The West Point Way” is now offered in multiple versions to meet agency and/or personnel needs (self-paced online, instructor led online, blended, and a comprehensive 3 week residency). The course challenges participants to bring their artful experience leading others at any level of the organization and combine it with behavioral science theories which will improve the participant’s ability to enhance the motivation, satisfaction, and performance of their people. This course is not intended to be theoretical; it is designed to be deliberately applied in the real world with real people using contemporary challenges in need of creative solutions. The foundation of the course is about understanding human behavior, including your own, and learning to lead people more effectively in a dynamic environment.
Participants would complete the online training (60 hrs.) and asynchronously (self-paced) engage with their peers through written posts designed to demonstrate an understanding of the concept. The posts would be monitored by an instructor and peers who would comment and constructively challenge one another. This option provides for the greatest schedule flexibility as each learner can progress at their desired rate. The course includes a downloadable textbook, multi-media lectures, discussion boards and quizzes. Participants will receive a certificate for 60 hrs. of eLearning from the National Command and Staff College and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development upon the successful completion of the course.