When you think of a leader, what comes to mind? Some people might think of someone charismatic and can rally troops to their cause. Others might think of someone who is decisive and knows how to get things done. Now, let’s shift the question: What makes you a good leader? With Controlled F.O.R.C.E. ‘s comprehensive instructor development program, you’ll get the training necessary to become a better leader for your unit with subject matter expertise, improved preparedness, and greater responsibility, reducing overall liability. This blog post will discuss six traits that many of our developmental course instructors possess. If you want to become a successful leader and instructor, read more!
6 Characteristics of Strong Leaders Who Make Great Instructor Candidates
Control & Confidence
Candidates can gain and maintain control over themselves and situations with authority and confidence. They are confident in their abilities and do not second-guess themselves. This is essential for leading troops or subjects effectively during training and in real-life.
Instructor Conflict Resolution
Strong leaders can de-escalate and resolve conflict non-violently. This comes with training and practice. Candidates can de-escalate and diffuse a situation before it gets out of hand. It also requires the ability to communicate effectively with others.
Leaders need to make decisions quickly and efficiently to obtain control over a situation and lead others to a common goal. This also requires assessing a situation and weighing the pros and cons of the different outcomes before making a decision.
“Win Together, Lose Together” Mentality
Successful candidates have a strong teamwork mentality. They know that a team is only as strong as its weakest member and see it as their duty to strengthen the unit. This ownership mentality allows leaders to build trust and respect within their teams.
Desire to Learn
Leaders are constantly learning and striving to improve their skills. They are never content with where they are and are always looking for ways to improve. Many successful candidates continually attend Controlled F.O.R.C.E. instructor training, development courses, and other events to enhance their skills and become better assets for their team.
Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructor Levels
Do you have what it takes to become an instructor with Controlled F.O.R.C.E.? Read more about the different certifications we offer and contact us to get started!
Working for and with Controlled F.O.R.C.E., you have the following requirements:
- Beginning path to International Master
- Mentored by International Master
- Eligible to instruct courses throughout the Continental United States
- May travel extensively for extended periods of time.
- Assistant or lead instructor at annual training conferences
To become an International Master Instructor, you must have the following requirements:
- Recommended by International Master for overseas assignment
- Invited by Executive Director to assist in training at an overseas location
- After the first successful overseas assignment, awarded a rating of International Master
- Eligible for all overseas training assignments
To become a Departmental Master Instructor, you must have the following requirements:
- Mentored by Master Instructor
- Assist in training at a minimum of three courses
- Assistance level:
- Student spot corrections, observation of Master Instructor delivery
- Instructing portion of course under Master Instructor supervision
- Begin to develop your instruction style while staying within standardization parameters
- Signed off by Master for eligibility as Senior Instructor
To become a Departmental Instructor, you must complete the following requirements:
- Graduate 16, 24, 32- or 40-hour course
- Maintain certifications as required
To become an End User, you must have the following requirements:
- Attend an 8-hour MACH course at a minimum, generally at level one or two.
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