SOF Creative Problem Solving Fundamentals

Innovation SOFCPS-F SOC 3471 Open Nomination Only Unclassified


This faculty guided course is designed to provide students with an orientation to the fundamentals of creativity and innovation, as well as an introduction to the 4-stage (CLARIFY, IDEATE, DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT), creative problem-solving (CPS) process for application in SOF peculiar context. Students will also work in teams to apply the CPS process to real-world problems and present potential solutions to a senior SOF leader. The course seeks to provide students a Mindset, Toolset and Skillset for the CPS process. Duration: The course is presented over 5 days Location: In-residence at USSOCOM Component Locations or as requested.


Personnel assigned to USSOCOM, its components, TSOCs, and those units and agencies in direct support of USSOCOM. Others will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Grades: E5 - E9 and O-1 to O-10 and Government Civilian equivalents. *24 seats available per iteration. 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: D400040




All required texts and materials will be available to the students and issued upon arrival in the classroom. A FourSight Assessment link will be sent via email to each student to be completed before the course date. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


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 is currently in pilot phase and is not accredited.

There are no scheduled events for this course