Resources to guide your personal and professional self-development are just a click away from the new Center for Army Professionals and Leadership, the Project Athena Leader Self-Development Tool. Designed to support the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Project Athena Assessment Program, this online tool links an individual to her more than 500 leadership he resources to support an individual’s development needs.
The Leader Self-Development Tool provides users with a platform to integrate Project Athena assessments and take action. Project Athena is a leader development program designed to provide feedback on leadership skills, competencies and tendencies. This feedback promotes self-awareness, which, if acted upon, can contribute to behavior change and improved self-development.
“The easy part of Project Athena is pointing to specific assessment results and telling students where more work is needed,” says CAPL Director Col. Sam Saine. “The hard part is connecting people to the right resources to help them improve. This, coupled with effective counseling and coaching by executives, is what sets Project Athena apart from other leader development programs we have seen in the past.” is.”
Instructions provided by the online tool take the user through a series of steps. The first is reflection and input of evaluation results. The second is to decide which areas to work on. In the third step, you should use this information and the answers to a series of questions to develop a customized action plan. At this point, the user can download or save the action plan along with the program’s recommended support resources. Resources include links to doctrines, articles, interactive modules, handbooks, e-books, and more.
This personal development tool is currently designed to support students who are already participating in Project Athena. Basic Officer Leader Course, Captain Career Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course. The design and resources associated with this tool will grow as other cohorts (NCO Professional Development System, Warrant Officer Education System, Civilian Education System) are added to the Project Athena program.
Soldiers and civilians who have not yet participated in Project Athena’s professional military education should not feel left out. The program’s personal development resources are searchable and accessible by subject matter for anyone seeking self-improvement.
“Leadership tools make a difference because they make feedback actionable,” says Saine. “We provide direct recommendations and resources tailored to individual assessment results, allowing students to focus their efforts where they are most needed.”
To access the Project Athena Leader Self-Development Tool, please visit https://capl.army.mil/athena/#/.