Faced with ever-increasing student reading workloads, GA State University's Robinson College of Business and Lincoln Memorial University's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine have commissioned an ExecuRead Advanced Reading Skills Training Program to enhance the reading, comprehension and learning capabilities of their students.
"After a series of pilot courses to test and evaluate the efficacy of the training and its popularity with our students, this course has become indispensable to our students" says Laura Crawley, PH.D., Director Executive MBA Program, J Mack Robinson College of Business.
In addition to these universities, the ExecuRead methodology and techniques have been deployed at the Pentagon, NASA, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Marine Corps 1st and 2nd Intelligence Battalions, Marine Corps Intelligence Schools, Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Centre, Quantico Marine Corps Intelligence Activity and the Navy Special Warfare Development Group.
The training will be provided in September by Dr Bruce Stewart, an advanced reading skills coach for more than 35 years and the president of Charlotte NC - headquartered Speed Reading International.
Intelligence professionals from the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity at Quantico VA and from the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, achieved top scores in an ExecuRead Advanced Reading Skills Course for Military Intelligence Professionals held at USMC Quantico this week. Forty-four Marines, DIA and civilian contractors increased their reading speeds almost 10-fold, together with an increased comprehension level.
Described by a senior officer as "one of the most sophisticated, yet simple, presentations that tied so many and different venues into a single concept. Brilliant, elegant and truly a pleasure to participate. Instructor's knowledge in the field is remarkable. I wish I had this 20 years ago. I wish my staff had this too. I want my kids to be taught this skill."
Another senior officer declared the ExecuRead course to be "World-class training that will become mandatory for senior staff. I increased from 417 words a minute with 50% comprehension to 3111 words a minute with 70% comprehension. You figure out the value of this. I have!"
A civilian contractor from the Pentagon rated "This course (as) possibly the best course I've ever attended. In the top 1% of all instruction of all courses, military and civilian, that I've attended. All intel analysts need these skills."
"This is one of the most relevant courses of instruction for any and all intelligence professionals" declared a Gunnery Sergeant. And according to a captain in the intelligence community "speed reading is crucial to information management and it is imperative for Marines in the intel community to quickly identify usefulness of information."
The ExecuRead Advanced Reading Skills Course for Military Intelligence Professionals was developed following a communication by Marine General Peter Pace to the Senate Armed Services Committee in September 2001 that the Department of Defense (DoD) must increase intelligence capabilities as the country confronts asymmetrical threats. Shortly thereafter the conference report for the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 stated primary concerns for the intelligence community - a correction of human intelligence (HUMINT) deficiencies and correcting a perceived imbalance between collection and analysis.
Both the Military and Congress sees a national security imperative to improve HUMINT - the one type of intelligence that nearly all outside experts believe needs to be increased, as it can provide access to potential enemies' plans and intentions in greater detail than other sources. However, collection is only part of the issue. The information gained must be analyzed and processed in a timely manner. This is a difficult problem currently without a clear solution as there is reported to be more information than can be analyzed. All of the services report that analysis requires more attention.
The ExecuRead Advanced Reading Skills Course for Military Intelligence Professionals has since been deployed at the Pentagon, NASA, 1st Intel Btn, 2nd Intel Btn, Navy Special Warfare Development Group, Marine Corps Intelligence Schools, Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, US Air Force, US Army and US Coast Guard.
The training is provided by Dr Bruce Stewart, developer of the ExecuRead range of courses and president of Speed Reading International.
The Marine Corps Intelligence Agency at Quantico VA has incorporated the ExecuRead for Professionals speed reading and information management training program from Charlotte NC headquartered Speed Reading International into its Intelligence Analysis Training Program. The training is being provided in August 2011 to 48 intelligence analysts from MCIA Quantico and the Pentagon, by Dr Bruce Stewart, developer of the ExecuRead range of courses and president of Speed Reading International.
Also in August 2011, the ExecuRead course will again be presented to Intelligence Analysts at the US Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, VA Beach, as part of the MAGTF Intelligence Specialist Career Course.
The US Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center has incorporated the ExecuRead for Professionals speed reading and information management training program from Charlotte NC headquartered Speed Reading International into its MAGTF Intelligence Specialist Career Course. The training is being provided by Dr Bruce Stewart, developer of the ExecuRead range of courses and president of Speed Reading International.
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Speed Reading indispensable for MBA students at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business
The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is partnering with Speed Reading International Inc. to offer the ExecuRead Speed Reading & Comprehension Skills training course to students and the business community in Atlanta Georgia.
“The ExecuRead course has become indispensable to our students" says Robinson’s Executive MBA (EMBA) Program Director, Laura Crawley, Ph.D. "Two pilot courses were offered in 2010 to test the impact of and response to this training. Our students experienced immediate results and we’ve received inquiries from Atlanta businesses about further offerings.” The pilot courses were primarily aimed at Robinson EMBA students, but also offered limited access to the Atlanta business community. "The increased demand, from both our students and the Atlanta business community, for this training, has prompted us to double the number of ExecuRead courses at our College of Business this year."
In addition to the Robinson students and faculty, the courses this year will be open to students and faculty from other colleges and universities and especially to the business community who are aiming to increase work productivity without incurring additional overhead costs.
“Inadequate reading, comprehension and studying skills are a major factor hampering academic and business productivity” says ExecuRead coach and president of Speed Reading International, Dr. Bruce Stewart. “With people today reading no faster than a century ago, and with the volumes of reading required to remain competitive in a fast-changing world, it’s becoming even more critical to keep pace with new information. Working with the Robinson College of Business, ranked 23rd among U.S.-based programs and 65th globally by the Financial Times, is testimony to the importance and urgent need to improve adult reading efficacy.”
The ExecuRead course was designed by South African, Dr. Stewart and launched in the USA in 2001. Now used by the Pentagon, NASA, US Marine Corps, the Navy SEALs, USAF, Special Operations Command and Fortune 500 companies, the ExecuRead program increases reading speed, comprehension and retention in all types of reading material, from high-responsibility technical reading to general-knowledge leisure reading.
More information may be obtained from Dr. Laura Crawley at the Robinson College of Business on 404-413-7304 or from Dr. Bruce Stewart at Speed Reading International on 888-439-3287
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The USAF has commissioned an ExecuRead for Professionals course for officers at the Robins Air Force Base in GA in January 2011. This speed reading, comprehension and information management course will be presented to 40 officers and base-personnel by Dr Bruce Stewart, president of Speed Reading International and the developer of the the ExecuRead range of courses.