Meeting the Unique Needs of Veteran Students: A Student Perspective

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$ 425.00

The registration fee includes institutional access to the recording for one year.
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The transition from military to college can be an overwhelming process. Institutions of higher education need to offer specialized services for student veterans and explore ways to improve the academic success and well being of this growing student population. During the presentation a student veteran will describe the unique needs of guardsmen and reservists, behaviors and stressors unique to the population, and the unique nature of women who have served and been in combat.

Among the topics of discussion will be the new GI Bill, the challenges veterans experience with access to resources provided by the GI Bill, and how our campuses can be more flexible.

Join us to learn how you can create a veteran-friendly campus by providing much needed resources for veteran students. Among the services presented will be peer to peer networking and how to create a presence on your campus website. Low-cost examples will be provided, as well as ideas on how to get administrative buy-in.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to serve returning veterans and family members
  • Learn ways to create a veteran-centered campus, resources for vets (low-cost examples will be given)
  • Discover how to seek out and gain administrator buy-in to create seamless programs and services
  • Develop an understanding of the state-wide initiatives to partner policy makers, Veterans Administration, and higher education (WA will be used as the example).
  • University Veteran Coordinators
  • Administrators
  • Retention Specialists
  • Student Affairs Professionals
  • Housing Staff
  • Financial Aid
  • Counseling Services
  • Academic Advisors
  • Academic Support Services
  • Student Life

Deb Casey-Powell, Ph.D. is Dean of Students and Retention at Green River Community College. She developed and currently advises the GRCC Veterans Council on her campus. This Council provides seamless wrap-around academic and support services to veterans and family members. Green River Community College offers an academic program called the Veterans Conservation Corps. The purpose of this academic program is to assist veterans by providing volunteer opportunities on projects that will help restore Washington's rivers, streams, lakes, marine waters and open lands. Dr. Casey-Powell is an advocate for veterans within the State of Washington and her focus has been on outreach to veterans, transition for new student-veterans arriving on campus, tying together campus and community veteran resources into a single hub, and assisting student veterans and families in transition to the workforce and other leadership endeavors. Deb is also the Chair for the Presidents Commission on Diversity and serves on the University of Washington AccessComputing: Building Capacity for Veterans with Disabilities Community of Practice.

Michael Farnum was born in Honolulu Hawaii, and raised in Florida and Kentucky, Michael joined the United States Army in 1984 at the age of 18. As a Cavalry Scout Michael participated military operations all over the United States, and in several countries around the world, including Iraq, Korea, Germany, and Honduras to name a few. Michaels leadership training includes the US Army Primary Leadership Development course, the Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Courses, and the US Army Drill Sergeants School. Michael Retired from the Army in 2007 with 22 years, seven months time in service, and over 45 Medals, Awards or Decorations. Michael in December, 2009 graduated with Honors from GRCC, having earned an Associates Degree in Natural Resources and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). During his time as a student Michael held leadership positions as; Team leader Veterans Conservation Corps, President of the GIS Alliance school club, Treasurer of the GRCC Society of American Foresters Student Chapter, a member of the GRCC Forestry club, and a member of the newly formed Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs VetCorps.

Timm Lovitt enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18. He served as an airborne-infantryman, rising from E-1 to E-5 (Sgt) in a little over three years. Stationed at Fort Drum as a part of the elite 10th Mountain Division, he deployed to the front lines in Afghanistan in 2003-2004 and then to Iraq in 2005-2006. After fulfilling his initial term of service, Timm decided to get out of the Army and return home to Seattle where he would pursue a career in real-estate; however, due to numerous traumatic experiences, Timm found it difficult to adjust. In 2008 Timm decided to return to school and pursue a degree that would enable him to help those returning from war. Timm is currently attending Seattle University in pursuit of a BA in Public Affairs, participating as a first generation Vet Corps member, sitting on the Student Veterans of America (SVA) Mental Health and the National Convention Planning Committees, as well as serving as the Washington State Director for the Student Veterans of America (SVA).

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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
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Boulder, CO 80301

What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
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What are the benefits of online training?

Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.

Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.

Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).

How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.