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Spring 3-21-2016

Biography

Timothy R. Brock, PhD, CPT, CRP, ID(S&L+)

Dr. Tim Brock is the Founder and CEO of The Institute 4 Worthy Performance, a company dedicated to helping organizations apply the evidence-based principles, practices, and 10 international standards of performance improvement using 21st Century human capital big data analytics to achieve sustainable organizational and mission goals and objectives.

Dr. Brock’s PhD is in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement. He wrote his dissertation, “Training NASA Astronauts for Deep Space Exploration Missions: A Research Study to Develop and Validate a Competency-Based Training Framework” while he was the Senior Training and Human Performance Architect author for Lockheed Martin’s (LM) winning Crew Exploration Vehicle (now known as the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)) proposal selected by NASA. His learning and sustainment architecture included the initial training and competency sustainment/development for all managers, mission maintainers, ground and mission controllers, and astronauts. Dr. Brock was also led a team of human performance engineers to JSC to conduct a training situation analysis of mission controller training that resulted in a white paper of options NASA could adopt to decrease time and cost to proficiency. He also supported LM’s Facility Development and Operations Contract (FDOC) with NASA with the NASA Constellation Training Facility (CxTF) leadership team. During his Air Force career, Dr. Brock was also a US Air Force missile launch officer for two ICBM weapon systems and was responsible for the initial qualification weapon system academic classroom and high fidelity simulation curriculum for all missile launch officer candidates for all five of the US Air Force’s ICBM fleet.

In addition, while he was manager of LM’s Global Training and Science of Learning and Performance Improvement initiatives, Dr. Brock established and led a R&D and analysis team of distinguished, PhD-level, multi-disciplinary team of behavioral, social, cognitive, learning, and technology scientists and practitioners. His team crafted proprietary thought leadership (e.g., R&D, white papers, patents, etc.) in Human Cognitive and Behavior Modeling research to improve the effectiveness of the Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) within complex organization and technical systems. Dr. Brock’s team also provided innovative discriminator capabilities to solve complex, $100M+ bottom line learning and human performance challenges for existing and potential customers. For example, he was also the Principal Investigator for an R&D initiative that collaborated with a major health care provider to conduct a proof-of-concept prototype that integrated simulation technologies in an immersive learning environment to rapidly develop the affective, cognitive, and metacognitive skills of novice and experienced nurses. As a result of this proof-of-concept study, Dr. Brock was the lead inventor of a company-sponsored, patent-pending “Method and System for Accelerated Guided Experiential Learning and Performance Improvement” innovative instructional architecture. The invention created a method and system to generate a competency continuum of increasing competency levels, by interviewing a plurality of competency exemplar sets to elicit knowledge associated with a terminal skills and identifying cognitive discriminators associated with each competency level from the knowledge to establish cue-action schema norms to assess cognitive development.

Dr. Brock is a Certified Performance Improvement Practitioner through the International Society for Performance Improvement, a Certified Return on Investment Professional through the ROI Institute, and a Certified Instructional Designer with a specialization in high-fidelity simulations and labs through The Institute for Performance Improvement.

Dr. Brock’s PhD is in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement. He wrote his dissertation, “Training NASA Astronauts for Deep Space Exploration Missions: A Research Study to Develop and Validate a Competency-Based Training Framework” while he was the Senior Training and Human Performance Architect author for Lockheed Martin’s (LM) winning Crew Exploration Vehicle (now known as the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)) proposal selected by NASA. His learning and sustainment architecture included the initial training and competency sustainment/development for all managers, mission maintainers, ground and mission controllers, and astronauts. Dr. Brock was also led a team of human performance engineers to JSC to conduct a training situation analysis of mission controller training that resulted in a white paper of options NASA could adopt to decrease time and cost to proficiency. He also supported LM’s Facility Development and Operations Contract (FDOC) with NASA with the NASA Constellation Training Facility (CxTF) leadership team. During his Air Force career, Dr. Brock was also a US Air Force missile launch officer for two ICBM weapon systems and was responsible for the initial qualification weapon system academic classroom and high fidelity simulation curriculum for all missile launch officer candidates for all five of the US Air Force’s ICBM fleet.

In addition, while he was manager of LM’s Global Training and Science of Learning and Performance Improvement initiatives, Dr. Brock established and led a R&D and analysis team of distinguished, PhD-level, multi-disciplinary team of behavioral, social, cognitive, learning, and technology scientists and practitioners. His team crafted proprietary thought leadership (e.g., R&D, white papers, patents, etc.) in Human Cognitive and Behavior Modeling research to improve the effectiveness of the Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) within complex organization and technical systems. Dr. Brock’s team also provided innovative discriminator capabilities to solve complex, $100M+ bottom line learning and human performance challenges for existing and potential customers. For example, he was also the Principal Investigator for an R&D initiative that collaborated with a major health care provider to conduct a proof-of-concept prototype that integrated simulation technologies in an immersive learning environment to rapidly develop the affective, cognitive, and metacognitive skills of novice and experienced nurses. As a result of this proof-of-concept study, Dr. Brock was the lead inventor of a company-sponsored, patent-pending “Method and System for Accelerated Guided Experiential Learning and Performance Improvement” innovative instructional architecture. The invention created a method and system to generate a competency continuum of increasing competency levels, by interviewing a plurality of competency exemplar sets to elicit knowledge associated with a terminal skills and identifying cognitive discriminators associated with each competency level from the knowledge to establish cue-action schema norms to assess cognitive development.

Dr. Brock is a Certified Performance Improvement Practitioner through the International Society for Performance Improvement, a Certified Return on Investment Professional through the ROI Institute, and a Certified Instructional Designer with a specialization in high-fidelity simulations and labs through The Institute for Performance Improvement.