Jacobs Cognitive Enhancement Performance Program (CEPP) Expectations in Fort Huachuca, Arizona
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The Contractor shall provide technical expertise in applying performance psychology and cognitive enhancement techniques to AMRDEC customers. The Cognitive Training skills are based on sport and performance psychology theory and research. The Contractor shall provide expertise and instruction in, but not limited to: Mental Skills Foundations, Energy Management, Attention Control, Effective Thinking, Goal Setting, Imagery, Enhanced Memory, Sleep and Biorhythms, Team Building, Accelerated Learning, Planning and Prioritization, Motivation, and Leader Philosophy. In order to support and execute requirements the Contractor is preferred to be Master Resilience Trainer certified as referenced in Army Regulations (AR) 350-53.
The Contractor shall provide training based on the established schoolhouse schedule in a combination of classroom didactic training, individual one-on-one training, and field-based application training. The Contractor support services shall provide instruction in education, acquisition, application phased instructional model to customers.
The Contractor shall develop a training curriculum and provide instruction for the development of technical and tactical military skills and techniques. Tactical training shall be a combination of didactic and field base training with students. The Contractor shall have evaluation criteria in place to provide feedback as well as performance metrics to evaluate student performance in the moment and against historical normal.
The Contractor shall provide schoolhouse instruction and training development of curriculum and training materials relating to human intelligence. The Contractor shall integrate Cognitive Enhancement skills and techniques throughout the training program for both students and cadre.
The Contractor shall provide a holistic fitness training process to enhance the physical performance as well as proactively reduce the likelihood of injury for DoD military and civilians. The Contractor shall incorporate industry best practices from kinesiology, nutrition, and functional physical fitness from military and professional sports clubs. The Contractor shall incorporate mental skills and cognitive enhancement training techniques into a cohesive solution to maximize student performance. The Contractor shall incorporate the use of biofeedback technology to evaluate and quantify physical fitness, optimize tailored training plans, and reduce the likelihood of injury.
The Contractor shall implement a surveillance program. The quality program shall apply to all deliverable products provided by the Contractor. The Contractor shall document the program performance activities, problems, and plans in a program progress and status report.
The Contractor shall provide technical expertise in the field of Learning Enhancement, pedagogy, and curriculum development. Technical experts shall provide instruction in the application of Learning Enhancement skills in an academic environment to S3I customers in order to increase student performance and reduce attrition. The Contractor shall provide technical expertise and instruction in the following areas, but not limited to: Planning and Prioritization, Effective Reading, Note Taking, Peer Learning, Study and Test Taking techniques.
The Contractor shall provide technical expertise in the field of Learning Science. Technical experts shall provide instruction in known competencies, skills, and techniques that promote effective and efficient student learning, and that enhance learning through a variety of teaching methods as well as multiple opportunities to engage with learning content. The Contractor shall develop and provide training on how to increase student attention and motivation, and subsequently increase skills and retention of new knowledge and apply this knowledge to tactical training tasks.
The government will provide unique Sport or Performance Psychology training to the contractor as determined and approved by the COR. This may include conducting or attending CPC certification courses, seminars, and observing instructors providing training and provide feedback on delivery of training. The Contractor shall submit a request to conduct and/or attend Professional development training to the COR for approval prior to training date. This Government-Furnished training does not include formal educational training, or general biofeedback training.
The Contractor shall conceptualize and develop institutional leadership transformation objectives into viable training products, materials and programs; and integrates the requirement into qualification/advanced training courses. The Contractor shall:
Design and develop training courses requiring the establishment of instructional design and development criteria through the analysis of educational and instructional problems and questions.
Develops goals, defines learning objectives, and develops appropriate course and program assessments and authors course materials.
Adapt and extend available material, develops new approaches, methods and techniques.
Review course content for adherence to Army Learning Models (using a Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Pam 525-8-2).
Resolve controversial, unconventional and novel problems.
Accurately forecast operations, plan requirements and milestone data to ensure timely completion of assignments.
Participate in planning, developing, evaluating and revising curriculum.
Evaluate student learning and coach students by observing and mentoring, providing feedback, counseling with professional and personal development.
Monitor and evaluate training effectiveness throughout the course of instruction.
Conduct task analyses for determining training requirements and conduct task analyses in special staff studies of training and testing materials.
Establish a collection of baseline training products and curriculums and a process to modify those products in support of the end users and provide to the end users for archive.
Conduct research and experimentation to investigate best practices within the performance psychology, tactical training, holistic fitness, curriculum development, and training instruction industries and academia.
Collaborate with training developers and implementers to develop surveys to elicit feedback from many sources across the institution and from the operational force.
Identify areas for improvement, ascertain if institution training meets the needs of the, identify gaps in training and education programs and identify best practices.
Analyze survey responses, identify training and education gaps, identify areas requiring improvement, ascertain if the training meets the needs of the schoolhouse, identify trends, provides quantitative and qualitative data reports and findings.
Document research, surveys and analyses.
The Contractor shall provide multiple platforms to capture/ingest student performance data to include: simulation based training, mobile and web-based software applications, and biofeedback technologies in the HD program. The Contractor shall provide subject matter expertise in the field of bio and neuro-feedback in developing technologies and the use of such products to quantify and generate human performance metrics both standalone and within simulation based training and mobile apps.
The Contractor shall provide subject matter expertise in the field of bio and neuro-feedback, in developing technologies, and the use of such products to quantify and analyze human performance metrics both standalone, during tactical training events, and within a simulation based training environment. The Contractor shall collect, consolidate and analyze data in order to assess individual and team performance at both snapshot moments and also over time. The Contractor shall participate in the assessment of the adequacy of bio and neuro-feedback tools; in the development/modification of appropriate bio and neuro-feedback support tools; in the establishment of appropriate bio and neuro-feedback maintenance capabilities; perform demonstrations as appropriate; and provide input in evaluation/development/modifications of bio and neuro-feedback documentation.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Graduate degree in sport psychology sub-disciplines of Intervention/performance enhancement, health/exercise, and social psychology.
Degree is from a school recognized by professional accrediting organizations, e.g., Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, American Board of Sport Psychology or American Psychological Association (APA).
At least four years of documented experience working with adult clients developing performance enhancement skills, education and training for use in a physical or motor performance arena.
Prefer Master Resilience Trainer certified as referenced in Army Regulations (AR) 350-53.
Secret Clearance required.
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