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Guaranteeing Success for Student Veterans

Guaranteeing Success for Student Veterans


Location: Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

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From: August 9, 2017 at 9:30am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Samantha Powers, Ph.D.


This training will help higher education institution faculty and staff learn about student Veterans and learn how to better serve them in their classrooms and/or workspaces.

Training for higher education professionals who work with/teach student Veterans: This workshop is open to higher education professionals (administrative staff, classified staff and faculty members) who interact with students.  More than likely, even if you think you may not be, you are interacting with student Veterans.


  1. Define veteran - national, state, local and other definitions - clarify YOUR institution's definition and how to use your own data
  2. Take a journey through the military service member's experience - develop military cultural competency
  3. Develop an understanding of transitions - what they are, how they might look in student veterans, and how they are different from developed barriers
  4. Learn the difference between enabling and empowering, identify your own behavior, and methods for moving to a place of empowerment
  5. Survey methods for classroom/workspace activities to better serve student veterans - identify low-hanging fruit, methods that will take time and/or approval, and methods that will take significant time and potentially school/state legislation to enact
  6. Identify best practices at national, state, county and local levels - samples from the state for services, programs, and activities to assist in student veteran transition into higher education

Cost: Free!

Parking: See the college website for information on parking: https://www.shoreline.edu/safetyandsecurity/parking.aspx

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.