On June 17th and 18th, Military Veterans Resource Center held its monthly training session for all career specialists and administrative staff. The training sessions feature informative sessions on key career and operational issues, and bring together the career specialists from the surrounding five resource centers in the state.
This month, several speakers from outside organizations were invited, including Jason DiGiannantoni from the VA OEF/OIF/OND Outreach Center, Angela Dyer from Family Readiness and Warrior Support and Lori Varn from the Volunteers of America. Each speaker was brought in to help further educate and inform the staff on specific topics, and to provide information on local resources. MVRC career specialist, Dennis Lambert, also gave a presentation on how to correctly read and interpret DD-214's for those who might have needed a refresher.
The two-day training session ended in the second ever meeting of the Wind Talkers, MVRC's professional speaking club. Each staff member had been given the assignment the previous training session to prepare and present a 4-6 minute ice breaker speech to the group. Not only was the activity informative, but provided much needed laughter, fun and camaraderie as a finale to the training session.