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  dotred.gif (326 bytes) Study Session #9 - January 22, 2003, 1400-1600 hrs, Richmond Cultural Centre (across street from detachment) Room# Lecture Hall 

1)  How to write the exam and how to prepare  (90mins)
Cpl David Fee - Nanaimo Detachment

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2)  Down to the Wire - Integrating "YOUR"  Custom Designed, Planned, Focused, Organized, Analytical and Structured Approach During the 4 Hour Exam - Ward Clapham


Final Thoughts

“Bringing It Altogether”

Reviewing Our Past 5 Months of Preparation

l   We are going to briefly recap the past 5 months of study sessions.

l   We will then work on a couple of exam questions.

l   Then  we will work on our “final approach” to exam day


l   We started the “journey” together almost 6 months ago

l   Look at where you are at now…we are into “fine” details

l   Your confidence is much higher

l   The leadership principles are becoming “deep-rooted” within

l   Be proud of what you have done!


The Journey

l   You do not memorize how to be a leader

l   No quick fix

l   Law of the farm…developing the roots

l   Understanding the words
(Core Competencies)

l   The KEY is putting these words into action

l   Developing that “super” vision
= Supervisor = Pace Car 


Core Competencies

l   The answers are embedded within the details of the core competencies

l   Let me show you what I mean

l   I will read to you a number of “bullets” within the core competencies and lets ask “HOW WOULD I” before each bullet.

l   Now tell me some leadership principles we learned!  Think about this.


 Problem Solving

l   You are being tested on your problem solving ability.

l   There will be both management and leadership problems.

l   You Manage things…money, cars, paper

l   You Lead people…clients (internal and external)


l    Get to the “ROOT” or “ROOTS” of each question.  Tougher questions – Higher Ranks have multiple problems.

l    Who am I?  What is my Situation, my Task?  My Role, My Position?

l    First or Initial Action?

l    S.(Situation) T. (Task)  C.A.P.R.A  each question to get to the central components of the problem.

Pay Attention

l    We have this habit of wanting to instantly solve (response) all problems.  This is not always appropriate with “people” problems.

l    Problem-Solve-Next    Danger in this on exam as many of the correct responses only have you moving towards acquiring and analyzing

l    Initial action is usually NOT completely solving a complex problem


l   Threats – How Serious is the situation?

l   Risks – Probability of the threat taking place?

l   Impacts – Immediate and long term damage or injury

l   Consequence – The result of the short and long term damage or injury



l   Detail in your mind how you plan to approach each question and the four responses.

l   Practice this discipline.

l   Lets talk about his…


The FIRST Words of Each Response

l   Pay attention to the first words of each response

l   Examine, Tell, Select, Explain, Meet

l   Speak, Arrange, Speak, Post a Note

l   The words may have you listening, identifying clients or issues, or immediately solving the problem…single handed (autocratically)

We Are Going To Review a Few Questions

l           Get to “roots” of problem.  I will be using ST CAPRA

Then applying the following to each of the four responses

l           Leadership Principles

l           Sequential Order

l           Risk Management Principles – TRICA
(Threat, Risk, Impact, Consequence Assessment)



2002 NCO Promotion Simulation Exercises

l    Lets review the sample simulation item

l    Lets review the Tips for approaching the simulation items

l    Take some time later to look at the descriptions of the RCMP core competencies in this booklet.  Again, to “internalize” or “operationalize” these details ask for each sentence…  “How Would I…”

l    Think about all the leadership principles that are at play here.

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