By Intern Seo, Bo-MyungMarch 13, 2017
United States Army Garrison Daegu employees participated in the Emerging Leaders Creating Unity by Engagement 2017 gathered February 15, at the Civilian Human Resources Agency training room 2 at Camp Henry to attend the second meeting.
In an effort to enhance the capabilities of USAG Deagu employees, the garrison presented the 2nd year of the training program "ELCUBE". This course is the second iteration in a series of cutting-edge training opportunities sponsored, developed and conducted by the USAG Daegu Workforce Training Team.
The meetings consisted of three sessions. The first session was a panel discussion from 5 mentors, Mitzie C. Jewitt, Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Jose Cabrera, Certificated Safety and Health Manager, Ingrid Walsh-Brown, Director of Human Resources, Carl L. McPherson, Director of Emergency Services, and Peter J. Flanagan, director of Equal Employment Office. They shared their stories related to their own work experience, military experience, and their life. After finishing their speeches, participants freely asked questions and tips related to work and life.
Second session was a lecture of 'leading by example and extending influence' was conducted by Shavona D. Wright, Team Leader, Civilian Human Resources Agency.
"It's important for aspiring leaders to identify qualities of great leaders, desired ways to lead without a title or position and how to extend influence while leading by example" said Wright. "I expect participants to realize that they are leaders in their every life and work environment and to realize the importance of the army values as they grow in leadership, too."
The third session was a project workshop. Each team member discussed their team project and worked together to improve their project related to Climate Survey.
Col. Kenneth T. Stephens, USAG Daegu Commander approved ELCUBE on 21 July 2015 with eyes on both today's challenges and tomorrow's installation workforce needs. ELCUBE was formed by a multi-disciplined team charged with developing and implementing USAG Daegu's first ever leadership course for 2nd tier leader.
The 17 ELCUBE training course was kick-off on Tuesday, 18 October, 2016. Participants enrolled in the six month program allowed them an opportunity to acquire the skills needed for managerial success such as strategy formulation, negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making, implementing change and managing culture.
The next ELCUBE meeting is scheduled on April 17, 2017. The meeting will take place with a local business organization to take advantage of learning Korean best business practices.