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Faculty Development Opportunity-Green Zone Training

On behalf of MCC Veterans Services Office we are pleased to announce an opportunity to engage in the community of students who are veterans and the staff/faculty that interact with them. Refer to this Intranet Post.

MCC is currently recognized as an Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Service. However, in order to accomplish this, we must commit to bi-annual recertification that includes staff and faculty training in military cultural awareness. Military Cultural Awareness training provides staff and faculty with a deeper understanding of the strengths that military-affiliated students bring to the classroom, as well as awareness of related issues, such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, physical and mental disabilities, Military Sexual Trauma and specific social challenges, like hyper-vigilance and isolation.

The term Green Zone comes from the safe zone area in Iraq during wartime and that name was adopted as the title of the training so military/veteran students feel safe with the person who attended the training as they should understand the issues that the student faces.

This course will:

  • Provide an overview of key elements of the Military-to-Student, Military-to-Employee, or Employee-to-Military experience
  • Enhance the participant’s understanding of the military culture, common challenges Veteran students/employees face, and existing resources to support Veteran success
  • Help participants understand and appreciate the importance of fostering an environment of trust, safety, and inclusivity
  • Identify how Green Zone “Basic Training” aligns with and supports Maricopa diversity and inclusion efforts

Help us better serve those who have so selflessly served by taking some time to complete the “Green Zone” training found in the Employee Learn Center.

NOTE: This course will earn 1.5 hrs of faculty professional growth.