Year of Achievement, 2014

The Holidays are the ideal occasion to come together and reflect on a year’s most meaningful events. At CPG, we traditionally take this time to celebrate Joys of the Season; spend quality time with our families and loved ones; and, reflect on our accomplishments as a framework for our future. Each New Year traditionally begins with a declaration of success followed by a proclamation that we’ll do even better in the year to come.

From the outset, CPG’s 2014 promised to be a year of achievement. As in the past, we approached the year with a sense of optimism and a commitment to excellence. We organized our research teams and prepared them for several exciting challenges. Our research progressed along three lines of effort: 1) Small Unit Decision Making (SUDM), 2) Perceptual Training Systems and Tools (PercepTS), and 3) Squad Overmatch. Concurrently, we successfully launched a new multi-year program, Master Instructor Development (MInD) for the USMC and ONR.

image1SUDM research provided the USMC with a Cognitive Assessment Battery to shape policy and standards for the preparation of its smallunit leaders. Even before its final delivery to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsor, the Mastery Model was be issued to theMarine units as their road map for implementing portions of the Marine Corps Vision & Strategy 2025. This 2-year effort was accomplished by a CPG Team led by Dr. Karol G. Ross.

image2 PercepTS research built on a perceptual skills taxonomy with the goal of improving pattern recognition skills training. Interim deliverables we have supported include a PercepTS Training Toolkit, which delivers a unique set of adult learning tools that aim to improve perception and sensemaking along a continuum. This multi-year effort is supported by a CPG Team led by Dr. Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt.image3

Squad Overmatch Demonstration involved the application of instructional technologies to practice stress exposure and develop more resilient mental models. Our deliverables of experiential learning scenarios coupled with a data collection and analysis method provided empirical evidence of value-added and helped to define future training system requirements. This year-long and award winning effort was accomplished by a CPG Team led by William A. Ross.

Our 2014 achievements were characterized by the imaginative use of scientific methods, strict adherence to a quality standard, and unmatched commitment to the customer’s success by the CPG organization. The CPG Team is energized, oriented, and prepared for its 2015 opportunities.

Thanks again for your support. From all of us at CPG, best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to collaborating with you again soon.




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Cognitive Performance Group, LLC is a woman-owned small business with offices in Orlando, Florida, and Cleveland, Ohio. It was founded by Dr. Karol G. Ross, Jennifer K. Phillips, and William A. Ross. The three CPG Principals developed the concept for a company to support cognitive performance improvement in industry and government. (more...)

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