Defense News and Leavenworth Times Cover ELITE Leadership Trainer

Published: November 3, 2014
Category: News

The Army-wide availability of ELITE, the ICT-developed laptop-based couseling skills trainer was covered by Defense News.
The article noted that ELITE is available to soldiers across the Army, and it is in use at West Point, ROTC, the basic officers’ leadership course and the Warrior Leader Course.
“Interpersonal skills are very important, no matter what environment you’re in,” said Marco Conners, chief of the Army’s Games for Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. “What we wanted to do was develop a scenario and a counseling tool that would teach counseling processes. [ELITE] provides you with some resources and some techniques for how to effectively counsel.”.
As more and more people learn about ELITE Lite, the Army is getting more requests, including from operational units, for the program, said Tim Wansbury, a technology transition officer with the Army Research Laboratory.
“That’s really encouraging to us,” he said. “When commanders start contacting [us] and say, ‘how do I get my hands on this software?’ ”
The Leavenworth Times also covered the story, noting that some of the ELITE scenarios are designed to address the Army’s focus on sexual harassment and sexual assault.