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USSOCOM CLPM Advanced Competencies Course. Dear Attendees, Welcome to the annual United States Special Operations Command ( USSOCOM) C ommand Language Program Managers’(CLPM) Advanced Competencies Course at the Doubletree Airport- Westshore , Tampa, Florida from 11 –14 August 2014. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Dear Attendees,Welcome to the annual United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Command Language Program Managers(CLPM) Advanced Competencies Course at the Doubletree Airport-Westshore, Tampa, Florida from 11 14 August 2014.

This year, in response to many requests, we are reaching out to Academia to learn how they approach language and culture instruction and to glean lessons applicable to our own programs.The goals of this course are to provide the Commands language managers with information, instruction, and assistance that will help them build successful language and culture training programs.

The agenda includes presentations and round-robin style workshops addressing program leadership, program of instruction development, classroom observation, new and improved training software, and component command presentations. This continuing education for Special Operation Forces Language Program Managers provides a forum to exchange ideas and information with their counterparts. Additionally, the SOF Unit Command Language Program and the SOF Component School of the Year Awards will be presented during the Course.

The SOFLO team looks forward to a productive and rewarding educational event that will stimulate open discussion and exchange of ideas. Please register at our site or, no later than 14 July 2014.Point of contact is Mr. Maurice Pickett, 813-826-4036, DSN 239-4036,, FAX 813-826-2327.Sincerely,

Jack DonnellyDirector, SOF Language Office2014 FocusLeveraging Academia, Regional & Cultural SMEs and Operational Requirements to Conduct More Efficient Training/CoursesTo provide SOF Language Program Managers continuing education on both job-specific and general language instruction topics to enable continuous improvement of unit and school language programs. The course is intended to promote:Manager and organizational professionalismEffective instructional techniquesEfficient use of resourcesSOF Warfighters executing language-required tasks more effectively with and against foreign nationals A block of rooms at Government Rate have been set aside for this course at:

Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore Tampa , F L 33607 C o m m ( 8 1 3 ) 8 7 9 4 8 0 0 F a x ( 8 1 3 ) 8 7 3 2 4 0 1 The 2014 USSOCOM Unit and School Language Programs Of the Year Awards will be PresentedUSSOCOM CLPM Advanced Competencies CourseRegister online at: or

Course Purpose

10th SFG 2013 Unit Language Program of the YearThe 2014 USSOCOM CLPM Advanced Competencies Course addresses:

SOF Service Component UpdatesApproaches to Language Instruction and Expectations

Perspectives from Academia and Other Experts on Language and Culture Instruction

Command Language Program Best Practices Cultural Engagement Training Understanding and Optimizing the SOF Teletraining Systems (SOFTS) Functions to Support Your ProgramSeminarHighlights 11 14 August 2014Doubletree by HiltonTampa Airport WestshoreTampa, FLUnited StatesSpecial Operations Command

Advanced Competencies Coursefor SOF Language ManagersATTRS School: 331A

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