Real-world experience as a Toronto police officer fuelled Lori's research pursuits in her quest to better understand how we can train situation awareness as a cognitive skill above and beyond technical or tactical skills. The programs and services offered by SATR were developed out of Lori's doctoral work that focused on understanding how decision-makers develop and maintain situation awareness in dynamic environments. Lori has three decades of experience spanning across a variety of sectors including law enforcement, government, post-secondary, training & development, and workplace performance.
SATR, with its commitment of providing evidence-based training that supports effective decision-making and action, is at the forefront of situation awareness training in Canada.
Many of us are trained to respond to situations through autonomic reactions based on cue recognition and pattern matching. But what happens when these reactions don't account for the novelty or complexity of a situation? What happens when we pick up on the wrong cues or misunderstand their significance? Situation awareness involves perceiving the cues in your environment, understanding their meaning and anticipating future states. Yet, how we perceive the world around us is heavily influenced by our cognitive and motivational states that stem from prior knowledge and experience. For example, expectations based on past experience can cause us to override or exclude critical cues resulting in an incomplete understanding a situation. This leaves us prone to error and compromises our decision-making and performance. At SATR, we teach you how to minimize the risk of error by enhancing your capacity to self-regulate your cognitive and motivational states so as to optimize the accuracy of your situation awareness.
At SATR we understand how important it is to ensure training is integrated into practice. We achieve this through effective instructional design strategies that achieve results and help keep the learning alive!
Our workshops are grounded in the latest research with an emphasis on knowledge dissemination. We periodically undertake and incorporate systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
We stand by our work. Through close and continuous association we work alongside you to ensure your organization receives maximum value. Our services can be tailored to meet your needs and goals.
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