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The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, in support of the Armys Ready and Resilient campaign, has launched a new course aimed at increasing resilience throughout the Army.
The Executive Resilience and Performance course launched Armywide Friday, with the first classes here set for mid to late November.
The course is a tailored version of the Master Resilience Trainers course, designed to train Army leaders in resilience skills, so they can better understand how to use their MRTs and can reinforce the language of resilience to members of their team.
Our vision is to have a physically healthy and psychologically strong force Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians, said Col. Kenneth Riddle, director of the Armys CSF2 program. To get there we need Army leadership buy-in. Thats why we created this course.
The course focuses on selected resilience and enhanced performance modules, with a mission of educating leadership on resilience and enhanced performance skills. Leadership attending the course will get a firm grasp of skills and how they are used. Sam Rhodes, CSF2 program manager for the Maneuver Center of Excellence, said the new course will help enhance Soldiers leadership skills.
As a key component of the Armys Ready and Resilient Campaign, CSF2 recognizes that Army leaders set and enforce high standards, lead by example and establish a climate that fosters resilience and trust, he said. The Executive Resilience and Performance course supports leaders by providing them additional tools to help them lead by example.
From company commanders to the commanding general, this course can help to give them the tools they need to continue to provide our Soldiers, Families and civilians every opportunity to reach optimal human performance, not only in their day-to-day life while working with the military, but for years to come as they transition.
There are three versions of the course offered, including a four-hour class for brigade command teams and higher, an eight-hour class for targeted for battalion-level command teams and a 16-hour course for company-level command teams and below.
The eight- and 16- hour classes are also open to equivalent Department of the Army civilians.
All company-level leadership is required to attend the course at least once during their career.
The 16-hour class is set for Nov. 13-14, with the eight-hour class set for Nov. 26 and the four-hour class Nov. 22. All classes will be taught in Building 224, room 128. To register, contact Valerie Garner at email@example.com.