Exercise: Practice for After-Action Reviews
This small-group-discussion exercise can be completed at the end of the AAR module. The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants an opportunity to think through the kinds of questions addressed by AARs and to apply the practice to an event or situation participants have experienced. Participants respond to several questions individually and then share their responses, reflections, and experiences in small groups. The exercise concludes by asking each participant to identify an activity or event that they are currently working on that would benefit from an AAR upon completing and commit to doing one.