Fostering Leadership for Ethical Climate-Setting (FLEC-S)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91WAW-09-C-0121
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3855
Amount: $780,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-002
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kara Orvis
 Team Lead, Training Devel
 (781) 496-2417
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution
In modern warfare, Soldiers frequently encounter situations that require sound ethical judgment. Concurrently, there has been an increase in situations where Soldiers have displayed unethical behavior in the face of trying circumstances. Given this, it is imperative that an ethical climate is established to guide Soldiers’ judgments and actions. To meet this need, Aptima will develop a training program designed to teach Army leaders to facilitate an ethical climate within their units, identify and react to threats to their unit’s ethical standards, and then provide leaders with the ability to practice and reinforce their climate-setting behaviors using these skills. This project will develop a model of ethical unit climate-setting behaviors, study the appropriate training techniques to maximize knowledge transfer and skills retention, and work toward the development of a training program. When complete, the FLEC-S (Fostering Leaders Ethical Climate-Setting) training program will serve as a self-contained, self-paced training system designed to teach Army leaders to set, maintain, and reinforce an ethical climate in their units and teams.

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