Annual Veteran-Awareness Training

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Encourage faculty and staff to attend annual trainings on veteran-related matters.

Promising Practice

Going to trainings on veteran-related issues is important. It helps build up cultural competency about veterans and military family members and ensures that the campus is better equipped to serve them effectively; however, it can be difficult finding time to attend such trainings. Therefore it is recommended that institutions provide additional incentives to encourage faculty and staff to take advantage of available opportunities. These incentives could include: encouragement from department head or supervisor, continuing education (or some other professional development) credit, lunch and/or refreshments, or recognition from campus leadership.

King County Institutions Implementing Practice

Art Institute of Seattle, Cascadia Community College, Eastern Washington University, Green River Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, South Seattle Community College.

From Timm Lovitt's Promising Best Practices: Veteran-Supportive Institutions of Higher Education in King County (Veterans Training Support Center, 2013). See the full report: download pdf, 99 pages

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