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Schriever to host Academy leadership seminar

In this February 2016 file photo, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Rich Ramsey, Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership instructor, leads the “Being a Professional - Generating Power and Increasing Performance” leadership development seminar at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. Ramsey is bringing the seminar to Schriever Air Force Base, kicking off the first session of the four-part series April 12, 2016. The seminar is designed to have participants be more effective leaders as they serve the Profession of Arms. (U.S. Air Force/file photo)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Rich Ramsey, Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership instructor, leads the “Being a Professional - Generating Power and Increasing Performance” leadership development seminar at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2016. Ramsey is bringing the seminar to Schriever Air Force Base, kicking off the first session of the four-part series April 12, 2016. The seminar is designed to have participants be more effective leaders as they serve the Profession of Arms. (U.S. Air Force/file photo)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy's Behavior Science and Leadership Department is kicking off the first of a four-part leadership development seminar at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 12, 2016. 

The seminar, entitled "Being a Professional," is designed to take leadership theories and make them applicable to attendees' daily professional and personal lives via exercises, dialogue and reflection.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Rich Ramsey, Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership instructor, is teaching at the event and facilitating activities.

"As leaders, we certainly have a responsibility to contribute to the development of our subordinates, others around us and even our leaders, and we have to also contribute to our own development and find time for it. We can never presume that we are developed. We should also presume that we can always become better," said Ramsey.

Capt. Nathan Glandon, Company Grade Officer Council professional development chair, is organizing the event. Glandon found out about the training by reaching out to the Academy's leadership development resources. He thought Ramsey's course would be beneficial to Schriever personnel.

"What really appealed to me about this seminar, is that it's not the typical instructing style where the teacher teaches and the students listen, but it's meant to be transformational where the participants are meant to interact with [each other]. In addition, this training is in line with the wing commander's strategic vision of Evolving the Force, by giving people exposure to character and leadership development," said Glandon.

In addition to course interaction, students will receive homework assignments based around leadership theory. The tasks will allow students to keep the lessons learned fresh in mind until the next class.

"The intent of this is to encourage people through these assignments to actually apply it in their professional and personal lives. Application is really where we want to focus during this development," said Glandon.

The leadership seminar is not intended to be a one-time event. However, volunteers are needed to support future events.

"The vision is to offer this series two to four times a year at Schriever," said Glandon. "Lieutenant Colonel Ramsey will lead this series the first time, but we are looking for volunteers who are interested in leading future series.  If interested, please plan on attending this first seminar and sticking around after each session." 

"Being a Professional" is open to all Schriever personnel. Attendees are strongly encouraged to make sure they can attend all four sessions and bring their own lunch.

The schedule of sessions and locations are:
Part 1 - April 12 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.): Building 210, Room 310 (First Term Airman's Course Classroom)
Part 2 - April 20 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.): Bldg 210, Room 310 
Part 3 - April 27 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.): Bldg 210, Room 310
Part 4 - May 3 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.): Bldg 210, Room 310A (Computer Lab)

To register for the seminar, call Glandon at 567-2405.
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