Cultural & Linguistic Advancement for Mission Sucess

Venue: Washington

Location: Washington, Washington DC, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 22, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 24, 2012
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Join other language, regional and cultural experts within the DoD and Department of State as they discuss and share strategies for revamping the military education system to reflect an increased focus on developing linguistic and cultural skills.

Key subtopics that will be discussed include:

-Implementing a cohesive language and cultural training strategy across the DoD
-Defining language requirements across military branches
-Measuring the success of current language and cultural training programs
-Revamping the military education system for the current special operations focus
-Weighing the impact of language, region and culture on COIN
-Capitalizing on command of the cultural psyche

Attending this forum will enable you to hear from:

-The Air Force Culture and Language Center on cross-cultural competence as a means to a strategic end
-US Army TRADOC on institutionalizing LRC capabilities throughout the military education system
-The Defense Language Institute on the current status of language capabilities throughout the ranks
-Office of the Director of National Intelligence on recruiting and deploying native heritage speakers for key translation roles
-US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School on important considerations for a comprehensive cultural training program

Benefit from 3-days of case study driven briefings from 18 leading LRC experts. Attendees will be afforded the opportunity to interact with speakers and their peers in a classroom style setting that will encourage both audience participation and engagement. Seating for this conference is limited to maintain an intimate educational environment that will cultivate the knowledge and experience of all participants.