Professional Development (PRODEV)

Course description

In collaboration with Intrepid Leadership Group, LLC and the Harvard Negotiation Project, S.E.I. will host the Professional Development for Operators course designed to improve tactical decision making in both combat and garrison.


The course will cover proper use of “Commander’s Intent” at the team level to communicate tasks while enabling junior leaders and operators the flexibility to own solutions. A better understanding of ethical fitness through readings, lecture and practicals will improve the operator’s ethical decision making process. An in-depth study on the art of negotiation will arm operators with skills to resolve conflict while still removing obstacles to mission success, again, in combat and garrison.

Professional readings and discussions will also assist operators contend with the dilemmas they face today. Scenarios will be used throughout the course to facilitate team building and offering opportunities to employ what they’ve learned.

This candid and hard-hitting course will help operators see themselves more clearly and facilitate the professional growth required to prepare them for more senior leadership positions.

“As a SNCO Operator, I would highly recommend SEI’s PRODEV course. All of the topics covered were applicable to unit members who are running the day to day operations of a squadron. This course gave me the tools to be a better leader, and the means to prepare the next generation of warriors for leadership positions.”
PT (PJ, 103rd RQS)

“S.E.I.’s Professional Development course was an excellent use of time and energy that helped me rededicate myself as a student in the art and science of leadership. The quality instructors and well thought out curriculum were vital to the impact it had on me. This is an investment in our current and future leaders that will come around in the form of more professional and well-rounded leaders and mentors for our next generation.”
CRO 212th RQS

“As Guardian Angel operators our most precious commodity is time. S.E.I’s PRODEV course was absolutely worth the time invested to attend. The course is one of those rare courses that not only builds your leadership in the short term, but shapes you as a leader for the rest of your career. Our time is precious, invest it wisely in this course, it will pay huge dividends.”

“As a US Army Special Forces Operations Sergeant, I put a premium on leadership. SEI’s PRODEV course was, without a doubt, the most beneficial leadership course I have ever attended. I have been through leadership seminars, leadership college courses, and many Army NCO professional development courses. I received more practical information from SEI’s PRODEV course than all of the other courses combined.

S.E.I. brings in top notch instructors from a variety of different backgrounds and addresses modern leadership concerns and issues. Their approach is based in common sense and delivers immediate techniques for improving leadership. The course material is holistic and applies to a range breadth of service member. The POI will improve one’s leadership ability regardless of rank, grade, or service affiliation.”

Dan Hunt

Thank you!