DA civilians attend resilience training
November 22, 2013
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Recently, DA civilians had the opportunity to attend resilience training taught by Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center staff. The manager of the CSF2TC Program, Mike Brown, described the curriculum as training, "designed to provide practical thinking skills to individuals to improve levels of resilience and maximize performance in their professional and personal lives.
"The course includes portions of the Master Resilience Training modules to encourage self-awareness of how our thoughts impact our emotions and thus our responses to events," Brown said. "The modules provide individuals with the coping skills to achieve positive outcomes, adapt to the ever changing environment, and grow from experiences. During these uncertain budgetary times these skills can help attendees grow rather than get stuck in counterproductive thinking habits."
Those in attendance said they had a very positive learning experience.
"Practicing the tools taught in this class will help myself as well as others to learn to deal with adversity, government uncertainty, working with reduced manpower or even dealing with personal issues," said John Gleaton, a support services supervisor with the G6.
"(The training) uses basic tools, such as thought processing and controlling your emotions and feelings to become more productive in prioritizing work and interacting with the people you work and deal with daily," said Larry Keys, the lead supply technician for Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment.
"The training provides our civilians with the same type of skills that we are providing Soldiers and their families," said Gerald Henderson, deputy chief of staff Army Training Center and Fort Jackson. "Many of our civilians are veterans, most have brought experiences with them, both good and bad, to their jobs. Most choose continued service with the Army because they love the Army, coupled with the security and stability of government service. With the uncertainty of the past couple of years and the same for the future, providing our civilians with as many tools as possible to cope with -- that and the abilities to perform at a higher level and work better with others -- is critical to us."
Anyone interested in the training can contact Mike Brown at 751-5913.