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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Course for High Stress Assignments!!

FSI Announces: Pre-Deployment Preparation for 
High Stress Assignments (MQ940)

June 3, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 8, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course has the simple goal of empowering employees and/or couples to be better personally prepared for an extended assignment to a high stress post. You will learn and examine the successful strategies of Foreign Service employees and couples who managed to find a way to survive a high threat assignment.
Course Objectives:
1.      Understand, predict, and plan for the underlying dynamics of decision making, separation, deployment and repatriation from a high stress assignment.
2.      Become familiar with the full range of resources available to both employees and family members related to an unaccompanied tour.
3.      Develop productive communication and dialogue patterns that are mutually sustaining for all phases of a high stress assignment.
4.      Understand the unique stresses on family members as well as employees during an unaccompanied tour and develop a mutual plan to protect the relationships involved.

Who should attend: 
Open to Foreign Affairs agency employees and couples with an onward assignment to a High Treat Post.

At the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA in room E2118.

How to Register:
·         State Department Employees may follow this link -http://reg.fsi.state.gov/CourseCatalog.aspx?EventId=MQ940
·         EFMs register through the employee’s CDO/Training Officer
·         All other USG employees and EFMs must submit an SF-182

For questions about this seminar please contact Laura Miller at MillerLE@state.gov.

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