Education, training initiative set for Oct. 21-25 at Wright-Patt

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 12:01 AM


            Focus Week seeks to enhance mission viability and improve quality of life for Airmen while implementing collaborative projects that provide mutual value to the government and local communities. (Metro News Service photo)
Focus Week seeks to enhance mission viability and improve quality of life for Airmen while implementing collaborative projects that provide mutual value to the government and local communities. (Metro News Service photo)

Registration for the first Focus Week of fiscal 2019/2020, scheduled for Oct. 21-25 at the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will continue until the day before each course is held.

This Focus Week iteration spotlights performance improvement for both the individual and organization. A wide variety of class subjects will be conducted throughout the week, making it possible for individuals to improve current performance and contribute to future career aspirations.

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Focus Week seeks to enhance mission viability and improve quality of life for Airmen while implementing collaborative projects that provide mutual value to the government and local communities.

Courses include:

• Balancing Work and Personal Life – A hectic, unbalanced lifestyle can prevent enjoyment of personal relationships, interfere with productivity at work and harm one’s health.

• Bullet Writing Basics – This course is designed to give skills needed to effectively start writing bullets: how to start a bullet and structure it in the appropriate format, along with tips and tricks for first-timers.

• Burnout and Stress Management – When someone experiences stress or when stress lasts too long, it can be harmful; burnout is one possible outcome.

• Civilian Force Development Opportunities – The 88 FSS/FSDE Workforce Development section briefs on the various aspects and options of workforce development from the Air Force Personnel Center level down to the Wright-Patterson AFB level.

• Colors Personality – This course helps students discover values, understand how they can get along better with others and have a clearer understanding of a person’s approach and preference in their work and personal life.

• Discover No-Cost e-Resources and Databases – The Air Force Library Program offers numerous online resources and databases to augment professional or personal interests at no cost to active-duty and civilian personnel.

• ETMS Familiarization and SF182 Updates for Training Focal Points – This two-hour event will provide a familiarization of ETMS’ capabilities as well as an overview of all the new features and enhancements such as the Group SF182, Full Editing, SF182 Routing and Priority Date.

• Family Medical Leave Act – This training will cover leave entitlement, eligibility to invoke FMLA, what’s considered a serious health condition, substitution of leave, medical documentation required and more.

• Preventing Type 2 Diabetes – Also called adult onset diabetes, Type 2 diabetes is when your body no longer utilizes your insulin properly. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes and actions you can take to prevent or delay it.

• So, You Want to Get Promoted – Join for a discussion on key things needed to move forward in one’s career, no matter what grade or series. Learn some tricks of the trade and get a firsthand perspective on what hiring panels are looking for in their workforce.

• Stress Less – This class discusses different types of stress, and the short- and long-term effects it has on bodies. Three stress management techniques of focusing, calming and balanced living practices will be reviewed so class members leave feeling more empowered to manage their stress.

• 8-Step Problem Solving – This class provides military and civilian personnel with a basic knowledge of the 8-Step Problem Solving Process. This process is becoming the standard methodology for addressing problems and opportunities for improvement; small groups work through each step of the process using an interactive exercise.

• Taking Control of Email – This class provides the basic information required to set up a formal email/task management system. Common productivity traps and solutions will be discussed.

• Understanding Your Individual Development Plan – What’s in your IDP? Do you know what your developmental goals are? Do you know what your functional goals are? If this is like a foreign language to you and you want to take control of your developmental success, this is the course for you.

Registration is open to all 88 ABW employees, both military and civilian. The wider Wright-Patterson AFB audience is encouraged to attend as space allows.

To register via MyETMS (Education and Training Management System), go to https://myetms.wpafb.af.mil. Click on the self-registration tab.

A tutorial is provided on the MyETMS home page for first-time users. Search 88 ABW and go. Hover your pointer over View Class Comments for full course descriptions.

For more information, contact Barry Cumberland, Human Resources specialist, 88th Force Support Squadron Workforce Development, at 904-4799 or barry.cumberland@us.af.mil.

AFLCMC Focus Week

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Fall Focus Week sessions will take place Oct. 21-25.

Focus Week is a period set aside quarterly to accomplish mandatory, leadership, acquisition training to gain continuous learning points, as well as knowledge from a different discipline. Focus Weeks provide vital acquisition training, policy updates, core skills and operational perspectives to the acquisition community.

Students may participate in these events either in person or online (for some courses), allowing AFLCMC to reach numerous geographic locations.

Registration is available for most courses via the Acquisition Now Continuous Learning website, however additional courses offerings may become available as Focus Week approaches. Search for course offerings by going to https://acqnow.atrrs.army.mil, click on “My Career” and then “Search for CL Event” to search the AFLCMC Focus Week Event Catalog. A more detailed course catalog will be distributed via email to employees or can be obtained by emailing the AFLCMC Focus Week point of contact at jason.sibrel@us.af.mil.