Leader Skill Enhancement Instruction
Increase your chances for promotion with the Leader Skill Enhancement Instruction. LSEI, formerly ASEP, provides instruction for all noncommissioned officers and junior officers, and is aimed at enhancing communication, management, leadership and supervisory skills at the unit level. As a supplement to the unit’s professional development program, LSEI courses can improve job performance and provide a more skilled core of leaders to perform the unit mission.
Courses offered include:
- Effective Military Writing
- Conducting Briefings
- Professional Ethics of the NCO
- Stress Management .
Each LSEI course described below involves twenty hours of on-duty training. Due to the structure of LSEI courses, there is a limit of twenty students per twenty-hour block of instruction.
LSEI classes include interactive training using a combination of lectures, practical exercises and hand-on activities. Upon successful completion of a course, each participant is awarded one semester hour of college credit in management from Central Texas College.
BMGT 1177, Critica and Creative Thinking — This course is designed to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required to develop structured approaches to critical/creative thinking and problem solving in the workplace.
MTBC 1170, Conducting Briefings — This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of effective speaking. The student will learn to properly organize and structure materials, to use visual aids to enhance presentations, and to effectively deliver a briefing/speech. In addition, the student will learn to present decision, military and information briefings to enhance their job performance.
MTBC 1171, Effective Writing I — The course explains the communications process; describes the writing process; and covers identifying, analyzing and constructing effective sentences and paragraphs. The Army Writing program is used as the teaching vehicle.
MTBC 1173, Effective Writing II — This course is designed to teach students grammar, punctuation, and composition techniques to effectively write counseling statements, award recommendations, and memorandums. The course reviews the use of correct grammar and punctuation; identifies, analyzes, and constructs effective sentences and paragraphs; logically arranges ideas, concepts, and facts to develop well written documents; reviews the effective use of the dictionary as a reference; and clearly outlines the relationship among forms and award recommendations. This course builds on the studentís basic knowledge of grammar and writing techniques through the use of practical exercises.
MTES 1170, Professional Ethics — This course examines current definitions of ethics and provides opportunities for group and personal analysis of ethical issues. Participants will gain experience in making ethically-related decisions through exercises with case studies. The lecture material, class discussions, and group exercises will increase participant awareness in the principles involved in ethical decision making.
MTES 1171, Professional Values — This course is a study of the Seven Army Values and their application to military and personal life. It is designed to acquaint the student with the Army Seven Values, distinguish between professional values and personal values, and understand how they apply to their unit, community and nation.
MTHO 1170, Historical Principles of War — This course provides the student with an understanding of the nine principles of war with specific battle examples of each; discusses their application to the history of the United States military; enables the student to apply the military concepts and principles used in past engagements to that of the present and future missions of the military.
MTHR 1170, Preparing Efficiency Reports — A study of the principles and purpose of performance appraisal, including the techniques for appraisal counseling, and appraisal preparation. Employs the Army NCO (Non-Commissioned Officers) Evaluation Reporting System as a teaching vehicle.
MTHR 1171, Performance Oriented Training — This course is designed to provide the student a basic knowledge and understanding of the rationale, methods, techniques and procedures for determining training needs; the selection of resources to enhance training effectiveness; and how to prepare, present and evaluate training.
MTHR 1172, Prevention of Sexual Harassment — This course provides students with an overview of sexual harassment including definition, cause, impact, and suggested approaches for dealing with sexual harassment problems when they arise in the workplace. It examines ethical guidelines and actions supervisors can take to avoid sexual harassment. It also includes how to objectively handle complaints.
MTHR 1173, Counseling Practicum Technique — This course teaches supervisors how to counsel subordinates and to write successful counseling statements. This course teaches speaking, listening, and writing skills through simulated counseling situations and the preparation of the general counseling forms. The course reviews leadership principles and positive counseling techniques by analyzing various case studies.
MTHR 1174, Time Management — This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of work time and how its effective use can enhance their job performance. The student will learn how to analyze their present use of time in the work place and how it impacts their job performance. They will learn how to identify tasks, set priorities, and plan and schedule activities to enhance job performance. They will learn how to identify and eliminate time wasters and how to plan and conduct effective meetings. They will develop a clear, formal plan for accomplishing a specific job-related task as a course project.
MTHR 1175, Career Management — This course provides students with the basic management techniques for career management and developing a base of information to use during the counseling of subordinates, including career planning, training, and professional development programs, establishing career goals and identifying and resolving personal career dilemmas.
MTHR 1176, Stress Management — This course explores the relationship between stress and work performance. Provides mechanisms that will enable participants to manage personal stress constructively, help subordinates cope with stress, and reduce stress in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on reducing stress levels to achieve high performance in organizations.
MTIR 1170, Interpersonal Relationships — This course provides the student with the tools to become more understanding of themselves and others. It presents techniques to better deal with difficult people It defines the basic differences between people in an attempt to create a better understanding of those with whom we work. It reviews the basic model for dealing with these differences.
MTLE 1170, Crime Prevention — This course will provide a basic understanding of crime prevention. It will also cover the historical background, fundamental concepts, and techniques for the deterrence and prevention of crime.
MTLM 1170, Managerial Planning — This course covers principles, concepts and techniques of managerial planning. Students will understand the relationship between differing organizations, such as the military and civilian sectors. The course develops complex skills in the planning process to include: setting goals, coordinating objectives, and allocating resources. Principles of planning are applied to case problems
MTLM 1171, Managing Resources — This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the importance of and mechanisms for managing resources. Specific topics include property accountability, financial controls, and human resources management. These topics are discussed within the context of the functions of management. Students will complete practical exercises that provide group experience with applicable management principles.
MTLM 1172, Government Contracting — This course is designed to prepare students to better perform duties as a contracting officer representative and oversee contracts in both garrison and deployed environments and focus on ensuring contactors fulfill the contractual obligating to the government.
MTMM 1170, Increasing Work Site Efficiency — This course is designed to assist supervisors to increase knowledge about performance, job satisfaction, and efficiency of oneself and subordinates at the work site. The course will suggest and demonstrate a systematic process to organize work methods and work environments in order to accomplish more work in less time using fewer resources. The course provides techniques for increasing productivity at the work site.
MTMM 1171, Problem Solving — This course presents an effective problem solving and decision making model for management settings and offers hands-on practice in using problem solving techniques. This course includes defining, analyzing, and solving management problems. It is designed to present a logical approach to problem solving, and step-by-step process for the achievement of desired results.
MTOB 1170, Styles of Leadership — This course describes leadership principles and provides a departure point for discussion of the issues involved in leadership. Students will examine their personal preferences and ideas about leadership styles and extend their range of leadership skills. The course focuses on selecting an appropriate style for each unique situation. It is a study of the current thoughts on leadership with hands-on practice in developing and practicing a leadership style within the framework of an organization.
MTOB 1171, Improving Work Performance — This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools needed to define desired work performance and design/implement appropriate strategies to improve performance. Topics include a behavioral approach to management, performance standards, motivation, leadership, communication, and worker training. Participants will learn behavioral theories and complete practical exercises that provide experience leading to improved work performance.
MTPF 1170, Personal Finance Management I — This course provides students with the basic management techniques for planning personal financial affairs and developing a base of information to use during the counseling of subordinates, including budgetary controls, family budgets, financial concepts, credit, debt, and risk management, bank accounts, borrowing, investing, and insurance.
MTPF 1171, Personal Finance Management II — This course provides student with the basic management techniques for planning personal financial affairs and developing a base of information to use during the counseling of subordinates, including investment concepts, mutual funds, IRAs, retirement, and estate planning.
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