Hiya, I’ve been asked to teach Blue Leadership and after looking on the Cadet Training Portal the only form of visual aid is the .iso file. This isn’t really practical as i’m wanting to actually speak through it myself.
Anyone know where to get a powerpoint maybe for it?
It really doesn’t need a presentation or any supporting material.
All you really need is a whiteboard and a marker pen then talk through SMEAC with the cadets, then get the practicing by giving them some briefings. Along with actually giving the SMEAC briefing in a clear and concise manner, I find that most cadets struggle to pick out the key details of a scenario.
There’s another version, just click on the link in the cadet training resource portal and it’ll load.
This is the first course like this the team at HQRAFAC made. We are going through all of our newer format courses and making them easier to use in an instructor environment. There won’t be a voiceover on it and you’ll be able to stop and start it with a keyboard, mouse, clicker or touchscreen. I’ll see if we can get this one pushed up the list, because I appreciate that the voiceover is annoying if you’re teaching this in a classroom. We’ll keep the voiceover version if you want cadets to access this themselves or in small groups.
It breaks the system in to two elements - the 5Ws and the H. SMRLAC is the task focus element where intent is communicated; it gives people chance to ask the Who, What, Where, When and (most importantly) Why questions. PACE is more focused on “How” - and, again, is followed up with questions. By splitting it, teams (apparently) buy into it more and it produces a more collaborative plan.
Some cadets can barely remember SMEAC, so throwing in them extra letters…
I think when acronyms become 12 letters long they start to loose the affect of using an acronym to help remember… Never mind the cadets not being able to remember that, I won’t be able to remember that!
When I went on ACLC when I was a cadet (quite a few years ago so abit out of date but still), we were pretty much taught SMEAC, but that the execution was made up of roles and limitations as well as how the task was to be completed.
So pretty much SMRLAC tbf, just didn’t word it like that
I’m sure there’s alot of people on here who have more current experience than me😱