Resiliency Training at MDW
August 26, 2013
Resiliency is a transferable skill that transcends both the work and personal environment. All U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW) staff has been taking part in mandatory resiliency skill training at Fort McNair. For the next 12 months MDW will run mandatory resilience skill training on various topics relating to resiliency. Each month has a different focus.
"This is Army wide, it's a big thing," said Michael C. Egly, the MDW resiliency training's point of contact. "You get out of this training, what you put in."
The Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C) has been directed for Army-wide implementation and is aimed at improving Soldier, Family, Army Civilian and unit readiness.
"We all have things we can work on," said Egly. "Being physically fit is not enough, mental and spiritual health play a big role as well."
The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) program is a key component of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign. CSF2 raises awareness, teaches resiliency, and increases fitness through training and activities designed to enhance individual and unit readiness. Promoting, building, and sustaining resilience is and must become a fundamental part of the Army profession.
In order for all in the command to be trained, sessions are scheduled for 1000-1100 on Tuesdays in MDW's conference room 22 and any exceptions will be announced.
In August, the topic of the training was about Real Time Resilience.
"Real time resilience teaches about the triggers someone may face on a daily basis and how to recognize these triggers and help diffuse them," said Egly.
Problem Solving will be the topic of discussion during the month of September.
"Problem solving is about learning to identify a problem early," said Egly. "Identifying a problem early can help someone find a solution quicker and subsequently bounce back quicker."
"This module feeds into the previous topics titled Hunting the Good Stuff and Real Time Resilience."
Below is the schedule of topics for the rest of 2013:
September: Problem Solving
October: Put it in Perspective
November: Avoid Thinking Traps
December: Detect Icebergs