Talk Like A Leader
Talk Like a Leader (TLAL) is a communication skills training program for junior NCOs. The 6-part in-person program takes 8-12 hours to complete and is spread over 2-3 days. The training manual, handouts, PowerPoint slides, delivery instructions, and demonstration video clips were developed in coordination with the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence.
TLAL shows how NCOs can use their communication to produce capable and resilient Soldiers who have the mental, physical, and emotional ability to cope with adversity. Early modules talk about the importance of a sound mind in a sound body, the role of motivation and commitment, and introduce a “guided” conversation style called motivational interviewing. Later modules show how to use these techniques strategically to draw out “change talk” during everyday conversations and counseling interactions.
To better understand the program, please view the videos below. The videos are intended for trainers who want to familiarize themselves with the material and anyone who is interested in learning about the training.