Team Sill Leadership Academy offers new, free classes
August 29, 2013
FORT SILL, Okla. -- A grant from Oklahoma through the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments, allows the Army Education Services Division (ESD) office to offer more Team Sill Leadership Academy (TSLA) courses for the next few months to Soldiers, DA civilians, and other military services working here.
The courses focus on on-duty classroom leadership skill enhancement geared for Soldiers and DA civilians. Units are strongly encouraged to add TSLA classes into unit training. Classes can be conducted at unit locations upon request.
Unit courses can consist of 10 to 30 Soldiers. DA civilian organizations should request courses for their agencies consisting of 10 to 30 DA civilians.
TSLA courses do not cost and no tuition assistance dollars are spent to attend. Soldiers have priority while DA civilians and other military services may attend when seats are available.
Each course is worth one semester hour of college credit from Central Texas College, and is one week long, in the morning or afternoon at Truman Education Center, Bldg 3281.
Soldiers process course enrollments through www.GoArmyEd.com using the "On Duty Courses" enrollment link. They should print out enrollment forms for signature. DA civilians and other military services, should call or visit the ESD office, Bldg. 4700, fifth floor, phone 580-442-3201/2145 for enrollment forms.
Signed forms must be turned in to the ESD office by noon the Thursday before the class starts. To schedule unit/agency training classes, contact either the above or Central Texas College at 580-353-7551, or email: Registrar.sillctcd.edu.
Courses with an asterisk require a one-time registration on the Oklahoma Job link website, www.oklahomajoblink.com. Complete registration up to the dislocated worker section. Contact the Education Services Division office for step-by-step instructions.
Active-duty Soldiers must be in uniform. DA civilians and others should be in business casual attire or normal work attire. All materials for the class will be provided.
Conducting Briefings: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Prepare and conduct military information briefings.
Personal Financial Mgmt I: 9 a.m to12:15 p.m. Techniques for planning personal financial affairs such as budgets and debt management.
Career Mgmt: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Career planning, training/professional dev and establish/work career goals.
Prepare Efficiency Reports (NCOER):12:30-4:30 p.m. Teaches aspects of the NCOER system: counseling sessions, completing reports and appeals.
Sept. 16-20:Academic Research Using Internet: 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Conduct research online and write research papers using MLA/APA styles.
Managing Resources : 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Inventory control, efficient resource use and problem solving within budget constraints.
Stress Mgmt: 12:45-4:45 p.m. Manage personal stress constructively and assist subordinates.
Personal Financial Management II: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Prerequisite - Financial Mgmt I. Covers investment concepts, IRAs, retirement and estate planning.
Time Mgmt: 9 a.m to 12:15 Learn to eliminate time wasters, increase productivity, and schedule tasks efficiently.
Effective Military Writing II: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Improve writing skills through practical exercises.
Leadership Styles: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Discusses leadership styles within the military organization using hands on exercises.
Professional Ethics: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Current definitions of ethics; group/personal analysis of ethical issues.
Sept. 30 to Oct. 4:
Intro to Computers: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginner course on computer software, hardware, terminology and Microsoft Windows system.
Interpersonal Relation-ships: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Understanding oneself/others, differences between people and techniques for difficult people.
Performance Oriented Training: 12:45-4:45 learn rationale, methods and procedures for determining training needs.
Problem Solving: 12:45-4:45 p.m. Presents problem solving/decision making models for mgmt settings - uses hands on practice.