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Jeffco Squadron - Nov 2009

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Civil Air Patrol - Colorado Wing
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03/10/2012

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CELEBRATING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
AIRWAVES
Preparation for Promotion
by Capt P.D. Sargen
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Over the course of the year, several programs, seminars, co
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eges, and conferences have bee
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ered to promote leadership, foster greater understanding of the concepts of management, rais
 the knowledge base about Civil Air Patrol, and raise awareness of the needs of members in th
  squadron, wing, region, and national headquarters. Every member is a volunteer.
Leaders throughout thestate and a few from out of state attended the Rocky Mountain Region Staff College, which was held July 18
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26 at the Forrest VosslerNCO Academy at Peterson AirForce Base in ColoradoSprings. Summer is a greattime to stretch both physically and mentally, and thisleadership preparatory schoolaccomplishes both.Living and learning fromothers looking for professionaldevelopment a 
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ords stretching the mind 24/7. Conversationover lunch or dinner helps toreinforce the hefty curriculumand the daily regimen thathones time management skills.Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Broomfield, Colorado Vol. 2 No. 6 Oct/ Nov 2009
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Regional Sta 
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College Heads Leadership
Group DynamicsRisk ManagementStress ManagementListening SkillsLeadershipProblem Solving Human RelationsTeam Building MotivationPrinciples of OrganizationCommunications Oral andWritten
DYNAMICCURRICULUM
“Make a difference.Don
ʼ
t give up!”
Colonel Greg Cortum.
Lt Col Biersdorfer, COWG ViceCommander and Rocky MountainRegion Sta 
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College 2009 Director.
Continued on page 2
 
CELEBRATING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
If you answered yes to the questions above,then the Rocky Mountain Region Sta 
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 College may be your own personal slice of Heaven! Every couple years, gifted peoplefrom all over the country gather for ten daysat Peterson Air Force Base in ColoradoSprings to serve as trainers to provide wisdom, guidance and instruction to CivilAir Patrol members. Staff College is requirement for senior members with theirsites set on Level IV. The focus is on raising individual awareness to the role of middlemanager in Civil Air Patrol.
 
Perhaps more importantly, the college alsoraises individuals’ awareness of themselves.Much time is spent in discussion both in andout of the classroom and camaraderie isevident everywhere you look. As Lt ColBiersdorfer said in his opening remarks tothis year’s class, “Future wing commandersare sitting in this room. I think everyone willagree,” he continued “any time devotedtraining our future leaders is time very wellspent.”Why don’t
 you
join the next class and investin yourself? Watch for the next session,TBA.
Watch for Next Year’s RMR Sta
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Co
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eg 
 Have you always wanted to have a grown up slumber party with other CAP senior members
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orking until the wee hours on homework? 
 
 Is a military chow ha
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your idea of haute cuisine? Do you think sleep is overrated? 
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Practicing e
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ective communication skills, trust in the mes
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senger, and team building, Bravo Team constructs a “what’s it”like no other.
The Face of CAP
Every member of Civil Air Patrol is a Public A
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airs O
cer. Maj Stephen Blucher made itclear that no matter where members are, when they identify themselves as Civil Air Patrolmembers they will be called upon to explain the role of the all
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 volunteer organization whosemissions are Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services. “Delivering the message is key to the growth and prestige of the organization,” said Maj Blucher.
Small Class Size Competitive SpiritCooperativeLearningOutstandingSpeakersProblem 
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SolvingDecision 
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Making
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cers in the “Ready Room
 
CELEBRATING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
It’s the Mission
by Capt P.D. Sargen
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 Regional Sta
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Co
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ege’s speaker, whose expertise and initiative, provided thoughtful refectio
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 on what it takes to be a Civil Air Patrol leader. Region Commander, Colonel Gre
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Cortu
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  shared painful wisdom.
Continued on page 4
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Mostpeoplewhovolunteerhaveastrongdesiretodosomethingworthwhile,togivebacktosociety,orsimplytoleadameaningfullife.ColGreggCortumspokeaboutthetwohatsleadersmustwear:thedualrolesleadershipplaysinvolunteerwork.Followingisashortlistofsimplemessages,guidelinesforeffectiveleaderstofollow:•Learnfromothers’mistakes.Thereisnoneedtoreinventthewheel.•Ifyouwanttokillsomething,sendittoacommittee.”•Bloodlettinginpublicistoxic.•Youwillbeattackedbysomeonesometime.Dealwithitinprivate.•Admitwhenyou’rewrongandmakeamends.Battlingtobe“right”isunproductive.WhentheBlueAngelsmakeanerror,thegroupreviewstheinfractionandthepilotwhomadetheerrorsayssimply,“I’llixit.Gladtobehere.”InoneBlueAngelvideo,theleadersaid,“Flyingourplanesisnotdangerous,butmistakesareunforgiving.”Trainingnewleadersshouldbethegoalofeveryleader.Butleadersrunintounexpectedsituations.“Leadershipshouldnotbeintimidating,”theColonelsaidcitingapainfulexample:“Itisimportanttohavenewleaders,”hesaidcitingatimewhenhedecidedtohavelunchwithagroupofcadets.Whenonegirlexcusedherselffromthetable,ColCortumaskedwhereshehadgone.“She’sgonetothebathroomto‘puke,’sir,”wastheresponse.“Shewassointimidatedbyyourpresenceatthetablethatshelostherlunch.”“Itisimportantthatwehavenewleaders,”hesaidtothecadetthoughtfully.“Ididn’tmeantomakeher‘puke.’”“Mostpeoplejustneedapatontheback,”hesaid.“Bepolite,praiseinpublic,”headded.Ifyouchoosetobeavolunteer,thenyoumuststrivetobethebestpossible.”Justbecausewearevolunteersdoesnotmeanthatamediocrejobisacceptable.”Committedvolunteersexceedthestandards,Abidebytheregulations,”hesaid.Henotedexamplesofnecessaryactionsleadersmustmake:
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