Chapel to host resiliency skills workshop Feb. 21-23

(Via Ho’okele News)

A free Warrior Resiliency Skills Workshop is scheduled for single service members Feb. 21-23.

According to Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Johnnie Howard, Chaplains Religious Enhancement Development Operation program lead, the workshop will help attendees build inner strength and self-awareness while also strengthening interpersonal and leadership skills.

The workshop will take place at a local area hotel and will treat 20 E-5s and below to a character building weekend among their peers.

“There are tons of recreational things for single service members to do, but there was something missing,” said Howard. “We realized there was a high demand for educational and enriching experiences, and this is a great opportunity for them to get that while also getting to meet new people.”

Howard said workshop participants can expect a jam-packed weekend full of interactive group activities and not the standard briefing and PowerPoint lecture format.

“This is a different approach to building resiliency and leadership skills, and I really think the participants will walk away having learned more about themselves,” he said. “They are definitely going to get new tools for their personal and professional toolboxes.”

In addition to leadership skills and resiliency, Howard said a large portion of the weekend is spent teaching service members how to be better communicators.

“Communication is a big focus because it is an essential skill we need at work,” he said. “Hopefully the participants will come here and learn more about their own personalities and how and why their co-workers do things.”

Chaplain (Capt.) Deborah Hughley, 647th Air Base Group chaplain, said the workshops will be a great chance for participants to concentrate on self-improvement.

“This is a great event for young Airmen and Sailors because it’s an opportunity to be in a stress-free environment with peers and colleagues with the focus on becoming a better you,” she said.

For more information or to sign-up for the Warrior Resiliency Skills Workshop, email credohawaii@navy.mil or call (808) 257-1919.

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