Soldiers discuss eliminating powerpoint slides during SHARP training
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers assigned to the 832nd Transportation Battalion watched a powerpoint presentation during a feedback session that will help improve the Army's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training requirements at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. The new SHARP training is expected to eliminate powerpoint slides and focuses on small group discussions. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers discuss eliminating powerpoint slides during SHARP training
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers assigned to the 832nd Transportation Battalion participated in a SHARP training event that included the FY21 powerpoint slide presentation. After the required powerpoint presentation, the Soldiers provided feedback on how to improve the Army's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training in FY22 at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. The new SHARP training is expected to eliminate powerpoint slides and focuses on small group discussions. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL
SHARP program announces the end of powerpoint slides
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. Jesse Johnson, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, 597th Transportation Brigade, is identifying new ways to improve the Army's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training requirements while conducting the FY21 SHARP training at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20.

Johnson followed the required powerpoint presentation with an interactive group discussion and then asked for feedback from the Soldiers. The feedback will be provided to the Army. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen)
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Soldiers discuss eliminating powerpoint slides during SHARP training
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers assigned to the 832nd Transportation Battalion watched a powerpoint presentation during a feedback session that will help improve the Army's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training requirements at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. The new SHARP training is expected to eliminate powerpoint slides and focuses on small group discussions. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers discuss eliminating powerpoint slides during SHARP training
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sixteen Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion were selected to provide feedback on ways to improve the Army's annual requirement for Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. The first half of the training included a powerpoint because it was required for FY21, but the projector was packed up during the last half of the training. Then, the lights were flipped on and the Soldiers formed small groups. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers engage in lively discussion, provide feedback on SHARP training requirements
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion discuss a strategy to address a complaint of a Soldier who is having a negative effective on unit readiness during their annual Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20.

In the fictional scenario, the unit must react to a Soldier who is often provocative and offensive to other members of the unit.

The Soldiers filled out questionnaires and provided feedback to the Army on how they rated their experience of interactive group discussions rather than a presentation. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen)
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Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion weigh in on SHARP 2.0
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion discuss reporting procedures while reading about a unit faced with a Soldier who is often provocative and offensive to other members of the unit.

The training event was held at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen)
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Soldiers provide feedback on SHARP 2.0 Training Requirements for FY22
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion provided their feedback on how to improve the Army's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training program at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. The new SHARP training eliminates powerpoint slides and focuses on small group discussions. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers discuss how to react to offensive gestures during annual SHARP training
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion take turns talking and listening to each other while discussing how to handle a notional scenario that was deals with a Soldier who is provocative, offensive and distracting to other members of the unit during a hybrid FY 21/FY 22 annual Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL
FY22 SHARP training conducted at Fort Eustis
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion take turns talking and listening to each other while discussing how to handle a notional scenario that was deals with a Soldier who is provocative, offensive and distracting to other members of the unit during a hybrid GY 21/FY22 annual Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. The Soldiers provided feedback on the plan to change the format of the training to interactive group discussions rather than a presentation. (Photo Credit: ...) VIEW ORIGINAL
FY22 SHARP test conducted at Fort Eustis
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers assigned to the 832nd Transportation Battalion participate in a test of the FY22 Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. The Soldiers provided feedback on the plan to change the format of the training to interactive group discussions rather than a presentation. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers conduct FY22 SHARP training
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion read about a scenario in which the unit is faced with a complaint about a Soldier who occasionally offends others in the unit with provocative gestures. The fictional scenario was part of a test of the new annual Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20.

The Soldiers filled out questionnaires and provided feedback to the Army on how they rated their experience of interactive group discussions rather than a presentation. (Photo Credit: ...)
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SHARP coordinator looks for innovative ways to improve the required training
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. Jesse Johnson, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, 597th Transportation Brigade, is identifying new ways to improve the Army's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training requirements while conducting the FY21 SHARP training at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20.

Johnson followed the required powerpoint presentation with an interactive group discussion and then asked for feedback from the Soldiers. The feedback will be provided to the Army. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen)
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Soldiers provide feedback to improve mandatory training requirements
Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion provided their feedback on the Army's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training program at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Sixteen Soldiers with the 832nd Transportation Battalion were selected to provide feedback on the Army's FY22 Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention training requirements at Fort Eustis, Va. Aug. 20.

The Army is trying to change how it conducts mandatory training and is trying to get away from PowerPoint slides, according to Master Sgt. Jesse Johnson, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, 597th Transportation Brigade.

Johnson said that he believes that getting away from PowerPoint slides will help Soldiers better retain the material he is trying to teach.

He expects the new course will be based around small group discussions and lead to a conversation about local trends and attitudes that have an impact on readiness.

The first half of the training included a powerpoint because it was required for FY21, but the projector was packed up during the last half of the training. Then, the lights were flipped on and the Soldiers formed small groups.

The Soldiers looked at realistic SHARP complaints and the conversation led to a discussion of reporting procedures and how to tell someone they are making you or others around them uncomfortable.

Sgt. Freddy Perez, a cargo specialist with the 690th Rapid Port Opening Element, said the new format is a big improvement.

"It felt like an open forum and like being in a college classroom," Perez said, "The scenarios forced us to think critically about ways to identify problems and situations that can happen in real life."

It took a few minutes and a little bit of prodding to get the discussion going, but asking questions helped the group open up and eventually led to a productive discussion, Perez added.

"I think the new training is better than the old way because it is not as predictable-you remember that conversation with a battle buddy rather than the death by PowerPoint."