Designed to help officers provide performance assessment to their subordinates, The United States Air Force Squadron Officer School Developmental Counseling training system can help officers address performance issues before they get out of hand. Customized educational content will provide extensive information to help commanding officers set clear standards, focus on actions, and provide feedback while expressing confidence in each subordinate's ability and potential. Through practicing conversations with Lt. Jason Howard, users will learn the proper way to conduct a developmental session. Users will use a four-step cycle to address all concerns about the subordinate's behavior.
At the end of their training, users will have mastered conducting developmental counseling sessions with subordinates, setting standards and goals, and applying the four-step developmental cycle. Users can refer back to the educational materials to refresh their knowledge of proper steps, procedures specific to the Air Force, and techniques to avoid tangents and provide valuable help while discovering the source of the subordinate's problem. On-screen assistance is also available through a help coach who provides real-time feedback. Through post-conversation assessments, users will be able to gauge their progress and identify areas for improvement. Users can take advantage of these feedback mechanisms, as well as post-conversation quantitative and qualitative feedback to improve their performance.