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Enrollment: This is a Unit Funded course. Please contact the GOSSC team through the “Learn More” form on this web page.

Schedule: Contact the coordinator, 865-336-3817 (DSN 266-3817), for dates and availability.

Course length:  3 days

Credits: None

Course description:  The General Officer Support Staff Course is a three-day comprehensive course, emphasizing basic position information necessary to better serve and support general officers.  This course is designed to give support staff the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. Subject matter experts prepare, design and deliver lesson plans with the assistance of personnel from PCE.  Topics are presented by subject matter experts from the office of Ethics, Inspector General, Protocol, and Public Affairs.  This is a Joint course - all members of the Department of Defense are welcome to attend (Army, Civilian, Technician, State, etc.)

 

 

Enrollment: This is a Unit Funded course. Please contact the Instructional Development team through the “Learn More” form on this web page.

Schedule: Contact instructor development, 865-336-3859 (DSN 266-3859), for availability as well as traveling courses*.

Reporting instructions (PDF): Click Here

Course length: 10 days

Credits: 3 CCAF credit hours

Course description:  The Instructor Certification Program Course introduces students to the philosophy, methodologies and practice of the Instructional Systems Design model. Students learn how to analyze student needs, design educational academic or criterion objectives, develop lesson plans and student materials and teach from these lesson plans using two different teaching methodologies; in most cases, the Informal Lecture and the Demonstration performance teaching methods. Students also develop evaluative instruments such as multiple choice test questions and performance evaluations to ensure students have mastered educational objectives. Students also analyze test data, participate in student counseling sessions and provide feedback to other students in the course.

 


Schedule: Contact the coordinator, 240-612-9490 (DSN 612-9490) for dates and availability.

Reporting instructions: The first Monday is a travel day. Report to billeting to check in and receive your welcome packet. This will provide report times, building and classroom number. The last Friday is a full day, so do not schedule flights prior to 4 p.m. EST. McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base base is co-located with Knoxville International Airport. There are no base shuttles, but local taxi services are available to bring you base-side. Course instructors also have transportation and pickup from the airport available, but contact must be made prior to departing from your home.

Course length:  10 days

Credits: None

Course description:  PAMC (ANGC PAMS) provides the training, knowledge and skills needed to serve as a public affairs manager. This includes identifying the mission and functions for a public affairs office, deployment of assets and management of resources, budgeting, customer relations and ethics, along with safety considerations. Includes in-depth theoretical and working knowledge of how a public affairs office functions. All students should be prepared to discuss local policy and procedures practiced at their bases. Students are encouraged to bring programs, products and training aids (i.e., media kit, brochure, web site instructions) for the marketing and operating of their facility. A copy of a mission/vision statement and other descriptive literature or brochures is beneficial.

 


Schedule: Units should check with their base command chiefs and/or unit chiefs to coordinate TEC instructor travel and classes at their bases. A video of the Bullet Writing Class is available on the TEC public web site, under the News tab.

Class length: 2 hours

Credits: None

Class description: The course provides the basic information essential to successfully build bullets for EPRs, 1206s, Form 77s, etc.  It focuses on how the bullet should be structured based on the Action, Impact, and Result method.  The lesson also provides a way to ensure effective writing by using the concept of Accuracy, Brevity, and Specificity.

 


Enrollment: Available online at the link here: Bullet Writing Course.

Schedule: Self-paced

Course Length: 26 minutes

Credits: None

Description: The self-paced, video tutorial of the Bullet Writing Course can be viewed anytime, online. This course provides the basic information essential to successfully build bullets for EPRs and AF Form 1206s. The focus is on the structure of Action, Impact and Result (AIR). This class combines both lecture and group exercises for hands-on experience.

 


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: Case-by-case basis

Credits: Developed for some courses.

Description: PCE provides guidance and assistance to customers to instruct/develop courses/classes by converting their teaching materials into educationally sound lesson plans in order to maximize their educational potential.

 


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: TBD

Course length: 2 hours

Credits: None

Description: An inspiring, optimistic and enjoyable opportunity that helps us to focus on bringing out a better version of ourselves and of those around us. This course will provide personal opportunities to start the journey of building trust, loyalty and commitment to strengthen our personal and professional relationships. The results can make your work more productive, your job more enjoyable and make your profession a more personal experience.


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: TBD

Course length: Varies

Credits: None

Description: The principles contained in this series of lessons by renowned author Dr. John C. Maxwell answer the question "How do I lead myself?" This course is recommended for all Airman without regard to rank or position to help develop leaders both personally and professionally. Choose from 26 different leadership principles, customizing the learning experience for the specific needs of your group.


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: Self-paced

Course length: 30 minutes

Credits: None

Description: Reviews Retired Army General and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 18 Principles of Leadership—with reason and examples explaining each. (ADLS format).


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page. 

Schedule: TBD

Course length: 3 hours

Credits: None

Description: Workshop designed to help individuals discover the components of their temperament type. These preferences are expressed in different styles, mannerisms and approaches to life’s challenges.

Fours Lenses TEAM has a focus on how through maturity of all four temperaments, individuals can effectively lead/follow a team to successfully reach a goal.

Four Lenses GENERATIONS discusses the differences in how the generations view preferences and reactions to life’s challenges.


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: TBD

Course Length: 2 hours

Credit: None

Description: An overview of time management strategies. From tracking our time spent on daily tasks to interruptions, this course will help students to re-gain control of the 24 hours we are given each day.


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: TBD

Course length: 2 hours 

Credits: None

Description: Teaches those in management positions how to properly write and review certain documents and other forms of professional communication. The primary focus is on the specifics of writing 1206's, Federal Award Citations, Memorandums and email communication. This is a two-hour course.


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: TBD

Course length: 2 hours

Credits: None

Description: Designed to bring awareness of issues encountered in the workplace. Discover new ways to create an environment where all individuals feel valued.


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: TBD

Course length: 2 hours

Credits: None

Description: Provides participants with tools and techniques to become better speakers. Helpful information will be presented in class to make leaders of today more comfortable in conducting briefings, speeches or any other type of presentation.


Enrollment: Contact the Instructional development team through the "Learn More" form on this web page.

Schedule: TBD

Course length: 2 hours

Credits: None

Description: Focuses on the role of emotional intelligence in a leader's ability to effectively lead and influence the people around them. In this workshop, students will discover how their social and emotional skills impact the work center.

Bring TEC to you



TEC faculty teach to bases all around the nation. Let us bring our expertise and lessons to your unit. We work with your organization to access your training needs and develop a plan that meets the needs of your organization. From DoD-wide audiences, to just your unit, or for individual study, we can train your personnel through online and broadcast courses or travel to your unit for an in-person workshop.

Workshops at your location

Workshops at your Guard base are typically scheduled during a weekend unit training assembly. They are ideal for training Wings and squadrons.

Online training

Instructional Development experts can help you turn your training needs into professional online training products. These products can stretch your training dollars as well as allow for independent study.

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TEC broadcasts live and prerecorded training from its campus television studios to 189 downlink sites across the nation, to include all Air National Guard bases, through the Warrior Network. Headquarters, Directorates, Wings, and Senior Leaders use TEC TV with its training and broadcast experts to train/educate a wide audience on a quarterly, annual, or as-needed basis.  Use the "Learn More" request form on this web page to contact us and receive more information.


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