SOF Design and Innovation Advanced Course

Innovation SDIA SOC 4445 Open Nomination Only Unclassified


SDIA-V is a six-week distance learning course requiring a student commitment of 6-8 hours per week. The course provides advanced military design education for students interested in organizational change, innovation, creativity and disruptive thinking for SOF applications in complex emergent contexts. Students build on their requisite knowledge and apply additional theory towards designing in teams. Students will learn and employ wide range of multi-disciplinary design concepts in a flexible, adaptive methodology for fostering reflective practitioners and change agents across the SOCOM enterprise. Utilizing a JSOU’s e-campus, online collaboration software, and a teleconferencing platform, students will asynchronously read, view, and listen to design content and subsequently collaborate in a live team design project, and present to the design sponsor, faculty, and peers their artifacts and progress. The course requires a student commitment of the following: • Self-paced distance learning 3-5 hours per week • 2 weekly live faculty-facilitated group design collaboration sessions 2hrs per week • 1 weekly Design Sponsor engagement 1 hour per week (Fridays Weeks 2-6 only)


Primary: Those action officers from USSOCOM enterprise who may participate in design teams or individually wish to apply design thinking towards complex challenges. Secondary: Any military or government professional requiring methods and techniques for critical and disruptive thinking, creativity, and fostering organizational change.This course is available to international partners. Prospective international students must contact the security cooperation training element at the U.S. Embassy in his/her country to initiate course attendance. Provide the following MASL Number: D126095




1. Course Student Guide - mailed – 14 days prior to course start date) 2. All other materials are provided through JSOU e-Campus (Blackboard). Student’s access is provided NLT 14 – days prior to the course start date. a. SOC 3440 Review Materials (Self-Determined and Self-Paced) b. SOC 4445 SDIA Course Modules and Materials


JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. This course has been reviewed and accredited.

There are no scheduled events for this course