How to Drive Transformative Change to Advance Global Security
How to build and enhance classroom learning experience into a back home application with ongoing support from APCSS faculty and other students.
Students frequently stated the challenge as:
We learn a lot here but this will never work in my country.
We designed an action learning process that has 3 key components:
From the beginning of a four week course, students start to develop their action plan to be implemented when they get back home; they meet several times in small groups and with faculty to sharpen their plan; they deliver the plan to entire cohort before departing APCSS for home country.
This program has enhanced the professional development of Fellows attending the courses by providing a model for applied learning that ultimately enhances their personal and professional skills, their interactions with senior leadership and other stakeholders, and enables them to focus on a project that will improve security cooperation when they return to their countries.