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17th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making

A New Initiative to Accelerate Workforce Training with Cognitive Task Analysis

December 15, 2022 | Brian Moon, NDMA Executive Director

Recorded on December 15, 2022

This podcast episode is from an informational webinar hosted by the Naturalistic Decision Making Association on December 15th, 2022. 

The webinar outlines the purpose and parameters of CTA in E/Affect, a challenge sponsored by Schmidt Futures to strengthen the case for Cognitive Task Analysis in the workplace.

What is Cognitive Task Analysis?

CTA is a toolkit used by psychologists, researchers, and instructional designers to understand how high-performing professionals make complex decisions.

The deep insights revealed through CTA can be used to design training programs that help novices achieve proficiency at a rapid pace.

Two-Stage Program

The grant will support a year-long project carried out in two stages.

Stage 1: CTA in Effect [DEADLINE: February 15th, 2023]

The first stage will solicit case studies of CTA’s ROI and award $10,000 in total prize money to the most compelling submissions.

Stage 2: CTA in Affect [To take place throughout 2023]

The second stage will identify high-value areas of opportunity for CTA-based training programs.

An Invitation to Partners & Practitioners

Are you an experienced CTA practitioner?

Do you represent a  company that would like to learn more about how CTA can preserve institutional knowledge and accelerate training?

If the answer to either question is yes, this podcast and the challenge it describes will be of value to you.

Thank you to Schmidt Futures for their generous sponsorship of this initiative and support of the NDMA and its mission.

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