Enhancing Human Capital Course

EHC Course Materials

EHC Flyer EHC Flyer (fillable) EHC Poster
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EHC Poster
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EHC Slides




EHC Placemat Notetakers


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PACEsetters


PACEsetters represent a variety of tools for use in developing yourself as well as your fellow Airmen in all aspects of professionalism in the Profession of Arms. PACEsetters with interactive items (i.e. music) must be downloaded to your hard drive in order to work properly.



Above and Beyond Cards


AF Family
Parenting Assist



AF Family
Resources



Airmen Powered Learning


Airmanship


Case Studies in Character Development


CC Call



CGO & NCO Cross-Talk


CGO Think Tank



Chain of Command




Civilian Think Tank



Clubs: Engaging Interests


Commander for a Day


Escape Room


First 60 Days


Focus Groups




Get to Know Your Airmen



Honorary Commander Program


Leadership Transitions


Letter Home



Little Blue Book


Local Heroes


Make Special Events Special


Meaning of the Air Force Symbol


Mission-Vision-Values Card



NCO Think Tank



Note to an Airman



Notes for a Commander



Organic Leadership Development



Own It!

 


Personal Mission
Statement



Promotion Leadership Book


Put Commander Back in Flt/CC



Quote Corner



Respect & Recognition



Retreat, Reveille, & Taps Heritage



Scavenger Hunt



Self Talk



Speed Mentoring



Storytellers



TEAMBUILDER
Blind Site




TEAMBUILDER
Bomb Shelter




TEAMBUILDER
Frost Bite




TEAMBUILDER
Lost At Sea




TEAMBUILDER
Paper Tower



TEAMBUILDER
Push The Button


TEAMBUILDER
Q Words


TEAMBUILDER
Star Quest

TEAMBUILDER
Toxic Waste

Terrain Walk

The Circle of Safety

The US Flag


The Challenge Coin


Three Slides


Tough Times Talk


TSBT Model


Walk With Me



Wingman Sorties






Snipits

Enhancing Human Capital Snipits
(To view Snipit Instructor Guide, click on "View" and select "Notes Page")


Be sure to select "Save" instead of "Open" in order to view the slide in the "Instructor Guide" format.

Commitment, Loyalty and Trust

Power Point Format


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Power & Authority

Power Point Format


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Personal Bias and Blind Spots

Power Point Format


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Personal Bias & Relationships

Power Point Format


PDF Format

Systematic Thinking

Power Point Format


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Destructive Communication

Power Point Format


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Determinism

Power Point Format


PDF Format

Entrenched Thinking

Power Point Format


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Human Behavior

Power Point Format


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In Group Psychology

Power Point Format


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Institutional Health

Power Point Format


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Misperception

Power Point Format


PDF Format

Course Intercepts

"Course Intercepts" are designed to provide professionalism examples and best practices to all Airmen.  These are proud stories of Air Force Airmen , and also ideas generated by fellow Air Force units intended as tools for your professionalism tool box. Use these to increase commitment, loyalty, and trust within your unit.

Street Cred

Crash Spelled Chrach

Service in the Service

Excellence in Action

Battle of Takur Ghar

Heritage Roll Call


 

Ethical Mishaps Overview

PACE has assembled a repository of "Ethical Mishap" cases to provide lessons learned to all Airmen.  These are real cases of Airmen who violated the United States Code (USC), Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Department of Defense (DoD) guidance, or the Air Force Core Values.  These cases demonstrate the consequences to American Airmen who made poor choices while serving in the Profession of Arms.

All cases have been adjudicated through appropriate judicial punishment, non-judicial punishment, or administrative action and are no longer active.

The following definitions apply to "Warnings", "Cautions", and "Notes" found throughout the Ethical Mishap cases.

WARNING - This conduct betrays the trust of fellow Airmen and discredits the Air Force; judicial punishment, imprisonment, and a loss of career could result.

CAUTION - This conduct diminishes the trust of fellow Airmen and discredits the Air Force; non-judicial punishment could follow and negatively impact a career.

NOTE - A standard of conduct or Air Force Core Value which is considered essential to emphasize. 




SCENARIOS

Can't Escape Hatch

Risky Business

Cheaters Never Prosper

Not Worth It

Credit Card Abuse

No Compromise

"Ethical Mishap" Discussion Points

1. Which Air Force Core Value(s) were violated in each scenario?

2. What do you think were the career consequences?

3. Is our mission impacted by a loss of trust in one individual? Why?

4. Do you have the moral courage to hold others accountable?


    

Trifolds

 
The Military Salute
 
The Enlistment Oath

The Civilian Oath
 
The Airmen's Creed

The Coin Challenge

The Officer Oath

The Enlistment Oath (ANG) 
 
The Officer Oath (ANG)

Oath Ceremony Script 
 
Oath Wallet Cards

Civilian Toolbox

Civilian Developmental Education (CDE) Nomination Handbook

 

The development and leadership programs offered through CDE prepare future leaders with the skills to meet both corporate Air Force and functional leadership requirements. This is accomplished by selecting the right person at the right time for the right training and putting that training to work in an appropriate follow-on assignment. We must encourage civilians to continue in self-development as the Air Force works to increase the leadership potential of our most important resource—our people.


Civilian Recognition

The tools below are designed to help senior leaders recognize civilian Airmen accomplishments with an official ceremony.  These ceremonies provide fellow Airmen the opportunity to see the important roles civilians accomplish to meet Air Force mission requirements.  These events provide the civilian Airman the opportunity to identify themselves as an Airman first. These tools are not intended to be all inclusive, nor replace regulatory guidance, but provide most frequently used recognition information.

Civilian Promotion Script (pdf)                                   Civilian Oath of Office (Trifold)

Civilian Promotion/Retirement Checklist (pdf)         Civilian Oath of Office Wallet Cards

SMW Promotion/Retirement Request (pdf)

 

Promotion Ceremony Photos

 
 Dr Jeffrey Smith, Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE) Executive Director,
reaffirms the Oath of Office during Mr. Richard Ryan’s promotion ceremony. 
 
Ms. Fran Ryan fastens the civil service pin on her husband, 
Richard Ryan, during his promotion ceremony.
 


Use this AFI to assist with determine what requirements are supported for promotion/retirement ceremonies.

AFI 34-201, USE OF NONAPPROPRIATED FUNDS

Use this AFI to assist the requirements to recognize your civilian Airmen for outstanding contributions/achievements

AFI 36-1004 THE AIR FORCE CIVILIAN RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Book Reviews

 

           
           

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Force Family Video Series




The Little Things


Sacrifice


I Go Home

Heritage today video series

Click on image to view video

After clicking to view right click on download tab in upper right hand corner of video and select "save as" or "save link" to download video 

Select location to save video and rename the video in the file name box

A special thanks to the HQ AETC Historian Office and the USAF Airman Heritage Museum curators for their contributions to the content of each heritage today poster!


                      

 

                             Commitment 

The Commitment video begins with a photo of Airmen from the early days with the message that training is the beginning of a new life. It's an Airman telling his story about what commitment means to him. If there ever comes a time when you question your commitment, just watch this video.


Discussion
Guide 
 
Script
 
Poster
 
Poster Memorabilia
Description

 


Core Values

You never stop being an Airman. You know what it means to be an Airman – you feel it and live the Core Values. This video is a reminder of what a privilege it is to be an Airman in the United States Air Force.





Discussion
Guide
 

Script 
 
Poster
 
Poster Memorabilia
Description

                                              


Excellence

See how excellence defines everything an Airman does—past, present and future. In the U.S. Air Force, each generation of men and women inspires and encourages the next to aim even higher and to carry our values further. 


 


 
Discussion
Guide

Script 
 
Poster

Poster Memorabilia
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Loyalty

Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to an individual, country, group or cause. Many social, business and religious groups or clubs throughout the world state loyalty as a top characteristic for membership. We don’t make sacrifices out of obligation, we make them because we are loyal to our country. Watch this video to feel that what happens to our country happens to you. 

 



Discussion
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Poster

Poster Memorabilia
Description

 


Mutual Respect

See how mutual respect shapes the way we have always honored one another and our country. In the U.S. Air Force, each generation of men and women inspires and encourages the next to aim even higher and to carry our values further.


 

 


Discussion
Guide

Script

Poster

Poster Memorabilia
Description


Oath

The future of the United States Air Force rests on the degree to which we can develop individuals committed to the profession of arms. The oath video highlights the bond that brings all Airmen together. It speaks to the freedoms, rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities that you swore to defend. This video reminds us our duty is to our country and to be an Airman.

 


Discussion
Guide

Script

Poster

Poster Memorabilia
Description


 

Sacrifice

Nobody understands the term sacrifice more than the family of service members. This video provides a great perspective of how the family member displays the AF core values through their love, patience, and understanding. Also available in high definition. 


 


Video Script 
 
Discussion Guide

 


 

Selflessness

See what it means to be selfless in today’s U.S. Air Force and take a look back at the selflessness of those who have served. In the Air Force, each generation of men and women inspires and encourages the next to aim even higher and to carry our values further. 


 


Discussion
Guide

Script

Poster

Poster Memorabilia
Description

                                                                                          


Trust

See how trust played an enormous role during a critical milestone in the Air Force’s history—and every day before or since. In the Air Force, each generation of men and women inspires and encourages the next to aim even higher and to carry our values further. The oath video highlights the bond that brings all Airmen together. It speaks to the freedoms, rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities that you swore to defend. This video reminds us our duty is to our country and to be an Airman.





Discussion
Guide

Script

Poster

Poster Memorabilia
Description

 


 

 








The Art of Leading Oneself Video Series




Capt Sarah Evans


Capt Ryan McGuire


TSgt Melinda Hayes

EHC in Action Video

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The 435th Fighter Training Squadron is one of the first organizations to implement the principles and concepts taught in the Enhancing Human Capital course.  This video explains what they did, how they did it, and impact it had to them as an organization and as individuals.

Airmen's Week Video


Course Overview
 
Aimen's Week Trifold

Airmen's Week Video



Airmen's week is about better preparing our new Airmen to be better leaders and how to make smarter life decisions in accordance with our Core Values.  It makes them think more deeply about these core values and what it means to be in the Profession of Arms.  Click the video above to get a better perspective on this outstanding initiative.

external professionalism & leadership websites

 
MILSUITE
Military Professionalism
   

Center for the Army
Profession and Ethic
 

Lejune Leadership Institute
(US Marine Corps)
 

Army Civilian Training &
Leadership Development
 

 
OPM Center for
Leadership Development

 
Center for Creative Leadership


 
HR University

 
Wingman Toolkit
Resilience Tools to Maintain
a Balanced Lifestyle
                          

 
Center for Character and 
Leadership Development



Naval Leadership
and Ethics Center
 

 
Coast Guard Leadership
Development Center


Virtual Force
Development Center 


US Army Combined
Arms Center
 

Senior Leader Perspective Video Series

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Select location to save video and rename the video in the file name box

  CSAF Gen David Goldfein & CMSAF Kaleth Wright

"Trust & Character"
  "Our Air Force core values don’t just apply to the battlefield, they apply to our everyday lives. The effect of behaviors that target our sisters-and-brothers-in-arms whether personally, professionally, physically, mentally or emotionally is catastrophic, and breaks down the fabric of who we are as Airmen." 
   
  Dr Jeff Smith on Character & Leadership 
  Dr Jeff Smith, Executive Director, Profession of Arms Center of Excellence opens the 2016 National Character & Leadership Symposium at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 

 
 Colin Powell on Leadership
   Former Secretary of State and Joint Chief of Staff Colin Powell discussed the absolute most critical element a leader must have in order to lead effectively.


   Our Core Values
 

 

How can we do a better job of developing professional Airmen?  Those that understand that they are part of something bigger than themselves - the Profession of Arms - who are people of character and live by our Core Values?  We all need to contemplate our values, discuss, them and adhere to them.    

 

   Leaders Enforce Standards and the UCMJ 
  When people don’t adhere to standards, they willfully non-comply, tragic things can happen. Where do you draw the line?


 


   Leaders Support the Chain of Command
  Be polite but don’t be shy about sharing your concerns or inputs but when you get the vector salute smartly and execute. Airmen seeing this is very profound and powerful; this is the strength of who we are.

 


 

  Leaders Need to Listen Better 
  Listening is important. Most of us could work on being better listeners. Consider getting a small group together, ask what is on their mind, and gain some powerful insights.


 

  Leaders Learn and Tell our Airmen's Stories 
  Airmen have great stories to tell; take time to tell those stories to other people. General Rand shares the stories of three Airmen that he has met on his travels.


 

  Leaders Set Priorities 
  All commanders must make sure they concentrate of five priorities: Mission, Airmen, Families, Heritage, and Values. If everything is a priority then nothing is a priority because you spread yourself too thin.

 


 

  Being Your Best During Tough Times 
  Are you prepared for the early morning phone call that an Airman won’t be at work Monday or ever again? The command team needs to be at their best because everyone is watching. The only way to be at your best is to be prepared. 


 

   What it Means to be a Wingman
  The Air Force wants to cultivate and instill this same culture of commitment between all Airmen. Airmen aall levels have a role as Wingmen and are encouraged to lead by example – to be good Wingmen, by taking care of themselves and those around them – and taking action when signs of stress are observed.

 



 







Articles and Periodicals


Contextual Leadership: Rejecting
Generational Stereotypes
In America's ISR Wing 
 
Joint Forces Quarterly
Military Professionalism
   

Journal of Character &
Leadership Integration
Volume 3 Issue 2
Winter 2016 
 
Journal of Character &
Leadership Integration
Volume 3 Issue 1
Spring 2015

Preparing a Battalion
for Combat:
Combat Leadership
Lessons Learned
 

Journal of Character &
Leadership Integration
Volume 4 Issue 1
Winter 2017 

Journal of Character &
Leadership Integration
Volume 2 Issue 2
Fall 2012

Journal of Character &
Leadership Integration
Volume 2 Issue 1
Fall 2011

Journal of Character &
Leadership Integration
Volume 1 Issue 2
Sep 2010

Journal of Character &
Leadership Integration
Volume 1 Issue 1
Dec 2009