Below you’ll find information about the National Training and Simulation Association and the ADL Initiative.
The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is a government program reporting to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness (ASD(R)).
The ADL Initiative bridges across Defense and other Federal agencies to encourage collaboration, facilitate interoperability, and promote best practices for using distributed learning to provide the highest-quality education, training, informal learning, and just-in-time support; tailored to individual needs and delivered cost-effectively, anytime and anywhere, to increase readiness, save resources, and facilitate interorganizational collaboration. To read more, visit ADLnet.gov.
Code of Conduct
NTSA and the ADL Initiative are dedicated to providing a positive and harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, ethnicity, race, nationality, level of experience or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would reasonably lead to another event participant being made to feel unsafe, insecure, or frightened for their physical or emotional well-being. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.
Examples of encouraged behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
- Showing empathy towards other participants
Unacceptable behavior includes:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery, sexual attention, or advances
- Verbal abuse or comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, NTSA staff member, service provider, or other event guest
- Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, personal or political attacks, or disruption of talks or other events
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, or harassing photography or recording
- Harassment of any kind, even in a joking or ironic manner
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate at this event.
Each event guest is entirely responsible for their own actions.
Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly space for all.
The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private ones of the authors/speakers and are not to be construed as official or reflecting the views of the Department of Defense, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, or any other agency of the U.S. government.
The authors have no financial disclosures.