The Institute’s Applied Research initiative will search for innovations, best practices, and comb through research studies world-wide, applying new learning to enable state of the art capability building to all members of the Institute.
We are currently forming alliances with several of the world’s best research centers to gather useful data that will guide both the development of programs and provide guidance to leaders for effective, practical decision-making.
Because leadership development and character building requires very interactive real-life engagement to augment knowledge-based learning, games and simulations are a vital component of success. A sophisticated set of software “games” and simulations will be designed that demonstrate key leadership behaviors and exemplary character.
The Institute will serve as “systems integrator” to bring together the wide variety of specialists, such as designers, animators, subject matter experts, software engineers and internet promoters to construct and market the game software. We estimate Leadership & Character Building “game” budget at close to $1M and 12-16 month development cycle.
One critical aspect of applied research is to use the data to construct workshops, simulations and games that enable leaders engage in a simulated “crucible of action” to test the application of leadership frameworks quickly and accurately.