2. Make training relevant to the cleared employee’s mission. Things to consider are contract statements of work, DD Forms 254, mission statements, vision and etc. Make the training real to how the employee performs.
3. Change the format, location, time and setting. There is no rule that says training has to be PowerPoint based or a lecture. Consider using working groups or workshops and invite cleared employees to solve security issues. Develop a scenario, provide the NISPOM guidelines and have the group come up with the solution. Workshops and panel discussions provide out of the box thinking. The FSO becomes a facilitator and not a lecturer.
4. Bring in experts. You can invite fellow FSOs, speakers from professional organizations, consultants, counter-intelligence experts and etc to provide your training for you.
5. Provide training based on organizational structures. Executives and KMPs want to know how security policy impacts classified contracts and the organization. Cleared employees want to know how to engage security in their performance on classified contracts. Supporting elements such as human resources, facilities and legal might have other concerns. Creating tailored training gets results.