This workshop is designed for service men and women to access their leadership skills in civilian and military life regardless of rank, active, or veteran status. If you want to look to your future for yourself, family, career and provide insight for future service men and women, this event is for you.
Sample Curriculum - These are experiential excerises which allow participants to gain leadership skills; learn the use of emotional intelligence and engage in their own transition.
FINDING SOLID GROUND – Women Veterans Retreat
Unique women, unique experience – military women today face new challenges both in-theatre and at home. Women still represent only 10% of the military. 53% are moms and many of them single parents. To date, 193,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. All veterans face – combat PTSD and reintegration issues, women also confront a variety of other issues related to their gender from sexist stigmas to assault and rape. Freedom and Honor’s women’s retreat is designed to provide access and an outlet to delve into these areas with other female veterans. Working with other women veterans, trained experts and two male support personnel, you will be given the opportunity and tools to sort through your experience and gain new perspective. The weekend will offer a sacred space to engage in discussions and processes which allow for the gentle release of the trapped trauma, bring awareness to underlying issues and resolve internal emotional conflicts that can often lead to destructive behavior.
FINDING SOLID GROUND - An Opportunity for Women Warriors to move through their experience via a training and leadership program that acknowledges your courage, your challenges and the road forward.
This training was designed specifically to meet the needs of women warriors and is a safe and structured training for each individual to choose their path and their own growth through a series of experiential exercises and learning methods.
"What I can say is it is nothing like what you expect. Certainly different from the "counselor", "patient" model and more than what you think is possible in one weekend. I know I did it and now I staff the weekends to help my fellow troops." Brenna Wheatley
Greeting - What is it to Honor Oneself
Sacred Space - Building the Container of Trust and Safety
Combat Stress - Connecting to the Impact
Tombstone Exercise - what will my life say
The training will be lead by Nancy McGrory Richardson, facilitator for the Freedom and Honor program, other female veterans, experts in life and trauma. Expert facilitators Turpin Mott will also be in integral part of the weekend to facilitate roles critical to enabling women to gain a new relationship to themselves and men in the world. Safety is our prime concern and their roles will be carefully laid out and every woman will have the right to choose to engage during these exercises.
YELLOW RIBBON Program Support.
Freedom and Honor provides a variety of services to support the Yellow Ribbon Program from design and conducting Yellow Ribbon events to train the trainer and combat coaching programs. Currently Freedom and Honor is working with the Pennsylvania National Guard to provide Yellow Ribbon support services to more than 6400+ vets. Freedom and Honor is partnered with Military Personnel Services (GSA) and is a small women owned enterprise which accepts credit card payments. For details, call Martin Richardson, 610-717-7797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2005 the Freedom and Honor team of combat vets and trainers have been supporting returning veterans and their families to work through combat stress and readjustment issues. With a 99% showing a 99% success rate, our team can support your "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" efforts in a variety of ways, for example:
- Assist in developing transition programs/events
- Additional training to mental health providers and transition teams
- Provide workshops and on-going support programs
- Develop and train “resiliency teams and transition leaders”
Our Mission – Offer educational trainings that assist active military personnel and veterans with combat stress & transition issues, enabling a better quality of life for them and their families.
The Military Leadership Advantage
The intent of this experiential workshop program is to offer a leadership program for veterans giving a new view what leadership is, experience a variety of leadership roles and learn how to develop it in their own lives as they transition to civilian life.
The Military Leadership Advantage is a six week course designed for veteran organizations, colleges and universities as well as companies with large veteran populations. The program is designed for veterans of any age or experience, any conflict, military branch of service and at any period of their life whether they have recently returned or have been separated from military duty for many years. Each session is 1 ½ hours.
Week 1: Introduction and Intention
An introduction to the program and outline the intent of what will be covered during the 6 week program.
Week 2: Operating Styles
Know thy self and focus on the individual strengths and weakness; encompass leadership experiences of past particularly military.
Week 3: The Mantel of Leadership
Engage the students through discussion and interactive exercises on the mantel of leadership and the paradigms within - the mantel of leadership.
Week 4: Cornerstones of Leadership and Shadow
Examine the four cornerstones of leadership using and archetype styles an uncovering the shadow side of leadership
Week 5: Leadership Mission
Develop personal leadership mission and the implementation of that mission.
Week 6: The Spiritual Aspects of Leadership
Focus on the spiritual aspects of leadership -- the heart of leadership; the “courage” of leadership.
Cost: $3500 per class plus travel and materials for facilitators (class size 15 participants)
Note: All of our programs are portable and can be schedule based on number of participants. Call for information for availability and fees.
The following information is to ensure a successful experience for you:
Please read carefully the information below as it will provide you information on when to arrive, directions, shuttle services as well as what to bring and what not to bring to the site.
We will require a contact number, preferably your cell number for two reasons:
1) You should anticipate at least two calls prior to the workshop to confirm your attendance, review any questions and assist you with issues and concerns that may already be surfacing.
2) We ma need to contact you during your travel time, particularly if you are lost and or delayed in travel.
Fees for Weekend:
The program is free to those who have served. As donations are generously made to Freedom and Honor. We do not cover travel costs.
If you must cancel within 48 hours of the event, your deposit can be applied to our next upcoming training.
Welcome and Logistics
Here you will find information for the workshop and guidelines from about what to bring, how to get here, and a copy of the medical and release forms. Please download and carefully review copies of the medical release form and the waiver. There is no need to complete them now; they are for you to review. The medical release form is strictly in case of emergency where a physicians attention or emergency care is required.
In order for you to receive the full benefit of the workshop we need your agreement on the following.
Wear casual clothing and bring outwear appropriate as we will be outside during some portions of the weekend. Do NOT attend the workshop in military uniform.
NO disclosure of rank during weekend.
NO alcohol or drug use for the duration of the weekend and do NOT bring any type of weapon to the weekend. (Prescription medication and over the counter medicines are okay.) Smoking areas are provided and there will be plenty of breaks on the weekend.
We ask that you do not leave the campus for the duration of the workshop. We may be going off site for some meals as a group and, our staff will pick up any items that you may need.
We ask that you do not use your phones or e-mail on the weekend, we will provide you emergency contact information upon your arrival to provide to family members and friends.
If you have any physical disabilities we need to know about, these include bad backs, knees, heart condition, etc. please be sure to include on your registration form.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please bring what you need and let us know on your registration form.
We wish you to be fully present from Friday 5:00pm evening till 4:00pm Sunday do not plan to leave early or schedule meetings while you are at the workshop.
If traveling from a distance and you need to arrive early Thursday evening or stay over on Sunday evening, we will assist you with accommodations (there may be a minimal charge).
If you are traveling from out of town schedule sufficient time for flights and train arrivals/delays. Our office staff will provide you with shuttle information and any other logistical support that may be necessary.
Lastly, this is your program, it is an opportunity for you to empower yourself. We will guide you, support you and provide you with coping skills and a new sense of direction. We are honored by your service to our nation.
Martin Richardson, 610-717-7797
Program Director and Facilitator, email@example.com
Disclaimer: Freedom and Honor is not allied with any sect, religion or political organization; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. This is a drug and alcohol free training; we do not diagnose, prescribe, medicate, treat, cure or heal any physical, mental, spiritual or emotional illness nor are we designed to replace such therapies. For anyone who attends our training in any capacity, we always recommend to seek appropriate medical or professional help. If you are part of an on going support group 12 step program or counseling we recommend that you continue with whatever group or individual involvement you are part of prior to this training. If you are under the care of a physician, we recommend you continue on their prescribed course of treatment.