Course Description:

The returning Veteran is a unique person with many skills and qualities, yet many Veterans face challenges upon their return to the civilian life. A growing number of transitioning service members are enrolling in America’s colleges and universities as they pursue their education and employment goals. Institutions offering degree, certificate or license programs have a responsibility to ensure that Veterans are not only enrolled, but successfully complete these programs. Understanding more about the military culture they were exposed to, the conditions they faced while on active duty, and the challenges they experienced upon their return will help you foster the success of their educational journey.

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Course Objectives:

In this workshop, Servicing Veterans in Higher Education…A Guide for Fostering Veterans’ Success, you will learn how to:

  • Describe the value of engaging and retaining Veterans into your institution;
  • Identify the significant differences between Active Duty and Guard/Reserve in the Armed Forces;
  • List the characteristics of the global war on terrorism since 2001;
  • Define “deployments” and describe the potential physical/mental impacts to Veterans;
  • Define the signs and symptoms of the mental (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and physical (Traumatic Brain Injury) impact of combat
  • Identify elements that help to ensure a successful educational environment for Veterans;
  • Describe the seven attributes Veterans exhibit as a result of their military experience; and
  • Identify transition strategies to support engagement and retention of Veteran students.
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Who should take this 4-hour, interactive course?

Any person having a responsibility in a Veteran’s educational experience, to include:

  • Faculty and Teacher Assistants
  • Academic Advisors
  • Enrollment Counselors
  • Resident Advisors
  • Financial Advisors
  • Campus Security
  • Campus Leadership

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What people are saying about the course:

“Your presentation was so rich, compelling, and deeply enriching, they had a profound effect on all of us. Adding to the richness of your content, your inviting, warm, and engaging style was inspiring to each and every one of us.”
Genviev Martin-Bernand, DESS, CHT