Faced with ever-increasing student reading workloads, GA State University's Robinson College of Business and Lincoln Memorial University's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine have commissioned an ExecuRead Advanced Reading Skills Training Program to enhance the reading, comprehension and learning capabilities of their students.
"After a series of pilot courses to test and evaluate the efficacy of the training and its popularity with our students, this course has become indispensable to our students" says Laura Crawley, PH.D., Director Executive MBA Program, J Mack Robinson College of Business.
In addition to these universities, the ExecuRead methodology and techniques have been deployed at the Pentagon, NASA, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Marine Corps 1st and 2nd Intelligence Battalions, Marine Corps Intelligence Schools, Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Centre, Quantico Marine Corps Intelligence Activity and the Navy Special Warfare Development Group.
The training will be provided in September by Dr Bruce Stewart, an advanced reading skills coach for more than 35 years and the president of Charlotte NC - headquartered Speed Reading International. read more
Intelligence professionals from the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity at Quantico VA and from the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, achieved top scores in an ExecuRead Advanced Reading Skills Course for Military Intelligence Professionals held at USMC Quantico this week. Forty-four Marines, DIA and civilian contractors increased their reading speeds almost 10-fold, together with an increased comprehension level.
Described by a senior officer as "one of the most sophisticated, yet simple, presentations that tied so many and different venues into a single concept. Brilliant, elegant and truly a pleasure to participate. Instructor's knowledge in the field is remarkable. I wish I had this 20 years ago. I wish my staff had this too. I want my kids to be taught this skill."
Another senior officer declared the ExecuRead course to be "World-class training that will become mandatory for senior staff. I increased from 417 words a minute with 50% comprehension to 3111 words a minute with 70% comprehension. You figure out the value of this. I have!"
A civilian contractor from the Pentagon rated "This course (as) possibly the best course I've ever attended. In the top 1% of all instruction of all courses, military and civilian, that I've attended. All intel analysts need these skills."
"This is one of the most relevant courses of instruction for any and all intelligence professionals" declared a Gunnery Sergeant. And read more
The Marine Corps Intelligence Agency at Quantico VA has incorporated the ExecuRead for Professionals speed reading and information management training program from Charlotte NC headquartered Speed Reading International into its Intelligence Analysis Training Program. The training is being provided in August 2011 to 48 intelligence analysts from MCIA Quantico and the Pentagon, by Dr Bruce Stewart, developer of the ExecuRead range of courses and president of Speed Reading International.
Also in August 2011, the ExecuRead course will again be presented to Intelligence Analysts at the US Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, VA Beach, as part of the MAGTF Intelligence Specialist Career Course. read more
The US Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center has incorporated the ExecuRead for Professionals speed reading and information management training program from Charlotte NC headquartered Speed Reading International into its MAGTF Intelligence Specialist Career Course. The training is being provided by Dr Bruce Stewart, developer of the ExecuRead range of courses and president of Speed Reading International. read more
MEDIA RELEASE: January 23, 2011For Immediate releaseSpeed Reading indispensable for MBA students at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of BusinessThe J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is partnering with Speed Reading International Inc. to offer the ExecuRead Speed Reading & Comprehension Skills training course to students and the business community in Atlanta Georgia.“The ExecuRead course has become indispensable to our students" says Robinson’s Executive MBA (EMBA) Program Director, Laura Crawley, Ph.D. "Two pilot courses were offered in 2010 to test the impact of and response to this training. Our students experienced immediate results and we’ve received inquiries from Atlanta businesses about further offerings.” The pilot courses were primarily aimed at Robinson EMBA students, but also offered limited access to the Atlanta business community. "The increased demand, from both our students and the Atlanta business community, for this training, has prompted us to double the number of ExecuRead courses at our College of Business this year."
"ExecuRead was a life-changing experience" says EMBA-student Bobby Moss."The skills I gained in just two days of this course allowed me to reclaim innumerable study hours. Incredibly, not only was I able to blow through reading assignments, but I actually retained far more of what I was reading. I know of no better resource than ExecuRead to help you read more
The USAF has commissioned an ExecuRead for Professionals course for officers at the Robins Air Force Base in GA in January 2011. This speed reading, comprehension and information management course will be presented to 40 officers and base-personnel by Dr Bruce Stewart, president of Speed Reading International and the developer of the the ExecuRead range of courses. read more
The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University has incorporated the ExecuRead for Students speed reading & comprehension skills course into its orientation week for all incoming medical students in July 2010.
"We've been offering this course to DeBusk students for the past 2 years to evaluate the course effectiveness" says ExecuRead president, Dr Bruce Stewart. "But this was elective and those students who wished to take the course had to pay for the training. This year it's included in orientation week so all 170-odd freshmen students will benefit."
"This is the first university to include ExecuRead in it's student curriculum as a prescribed course. GA State's Robinson School of Business, which pilot-programmed the course earlier this year, has also endorsed the training and strongly recommends the ExecuRead course for all its incoming executive MBA students, going so far as to co-sponsor half of the course fee."
"I suspect that we'll see more of this in the future" says Stewart. "University fees are increasing as well as the demands being made on students. Increased reading and studying productivity maximizes the students' out-take from the university and increases the students' chances of graduating on time." read more
The Defense Logistics Agency recently commissioned an ExecuRead for Professionals course at the Ft Belvoir VA military base. In a 10-hour coaching course over two days, thirty DLA professionals increased reading speeds almost 8-fold with increased comprehension. 5 people joined the exclusive Top Performers Club with reading speed increases of 10-fold or more, without any decrease in comprehension read more
NASA has commissioned Dr Bruce Stewart of Speed Reading International Inc to present the ExecuRead Speed Reading for Professionals Skills Course at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston TX, the primary center for design, development and testing of spacecraft and associated systems for human flight. Update | March 31 : In the 10-hour ExecuRead for Professionals course, the NASA group of professionals increased their reading speed almost 12-fold, from an average 318 words per minute to an average 3720 words per minute, with a less than 1 percentage point comprehension variance. Two of the NASA people join the very exclusive Top Performers Club read more
MEDIA RELEASE: February 16, 2010For Immediate releaseGeorgia State University’s Robinson College of Business offers Advanced Reading Skills CourseThe J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is partnering with Speed Reading International Inc. to offer the ExecuRead Speed Reading & Comprehension Skills training course to students and the business community in Atlanta Georgia.“Two pilot courses were offered earlier this year to test the impact of and response to this training” says Robinson’s Executive MBA (EMBA) Program Director, Laura Crawley, Ph.D. “Our students experienced immediate results and we’ve received inquiries from Atlanta businesses about further offerings.” The pilot courses were primarily aimed at Robinson EMBA students, but also offered limited access to the Atlanta business community.In addition to the Robinson students and faculty, future courses will be open to students and faculty from other colleges and universities and especially to the business community who are aiming to increase work productivity without incurring additional overhead costs.“Inadequate reading, comprehension and studying skills are a major factor hampering academic and business productivity” says ExecuRead coach and president of Speed Reading International, Dr. Bruce Stewart. “With people today reading no faster than a century ago, and with the volumes of reading required to remain competitive in read more