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Training Tools to Improve the Teaching and Coaching Skills of Military Advisors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91WAW-08-P-0428
Agency Tracking Number: A08A-003-0290
Amount: $99,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-T003
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-03-01
Small Business Information
777 29th Street, Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80303
United States
DUNS: 789434763
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andi O'Conor
 Senior Researcher
 (303) 544-1978
Business Contact
 Mark Yager
Title: Senior Researcher
Phone: (303) 544-1978
Research Institution
 Ken Cushner
International Affairs Van Campen Hall
Kent, OH 80309
United States

 (330) 672-0728
 Nonprofit College or University

We propose to develop and evaluate an innovative training system for improving military advisors’ ability to teach and coach their host nation counterparts from a different country. Our effort will involve a comprehensive literature review, inclusion of an expert in cross-cultural training, interviews with SMEs, experts in the field, advisors, and host-national who have received US military advisor training. We'll produce a grounded theoretical model with identification of cultural, situational, and individual factors. We'll describe learning style differences in a specific Middle Eastern culture and make recommendations for overcoming language and communication difficulties.

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