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Enhancing Human Capital Course improves Airmen’s leadership

Airmen watch a video during the Enhancing Human Capital Course July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The course is a seven-hour long program designed to help Airmen with their personal and professional development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

Airmen watch a video during the Enhancing Human Capital Course July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The course is a seven-hour long program designed to help Airmen with their personal and professional development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

Quency Henson, a professionalism analyst and instructor of the Enhancing Human Capital Course speaks to Airmen July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club, on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calfi. Henson teaches the Enhancing Human Capital Course as well as the instructor course for the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

Quency Henson, a professionalism analyst and instructor of the Enhancing Human Capital Course speaks to Airmen July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club, on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calfi. Henson teaches the Enhancing Human Capital Course as well as the instructor course for the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

Airmen perform an exercise at the Enhancing Human Capital Course July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen were instructed to elaborate on something they felt passionately about and their partner was instructed not to listen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

Airmen perform an exercise at the Enhancing Human Capital Course July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen were instructed to elaborate on something they felt passionately about and their partner was instructed not to listen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

Airmen practice their interpersonal skills at the Enhancing Human Capital Course July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the course, Airmen participated in multiple interactive activities to help supplement the briefings and keep Airmen engaged. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

Airmen practice their interpersonal skills at the Enhancing Human Capital Course July 27, 2018, at the Pacific Coast Club on Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During the course, Airmen participated in multiple interactive activities to help supplement the briefings and keep Airmen engaged. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie/Released)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The Vandenberg Air Force Base Chief’s Group hosted the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence’s Enhancing Human Capital briefing July 26, here at the Pacific Coast Club.

This presentation offers and examines how professionalism is the bridge that connects Air Force core values to the overall Air Force mission. By better understanding the principles of the human condition, leaders can better build healthy relationships that provide an opportunity for positive influence. 

“It was a really great turn out and I’m really impressed that over 120 Team Vandenberg members came out,” said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Morgan, 30th Mission Support Group Superintendent. “From airman 1st class to Chief, GS07 to GS14 and second lieutenant to lieutenant colonel, representing almost every mission area Team V has.”

The course featured interactive lessons including stories, partner exercises and videos to augment the courses material and keep the audience engaged.

“Enhancing Human Capital is a course tailored for interaction to help people become better people professionally and personally,” said Quency Henson, a professionalism analyst and the instructor of the course.

 The course was a part of the Chiefs’ Group’s deliberate developmental initiative, a priority that the group hopes to build upon in the future.

 “This was the first time PACE was asked to come out and present the EHC at Vandenberg,” said Morgan. “The VAFB Chief’s Group plans to incorporate more events like this in the future.”

 Some of the topics briefed include; attributes and dangers of personal, effective communication, the importance of knowing your people and developing productive, healthy relationships.

“Enhancing Human Capital is by far the greatest professional development course I have attended,” said Senior Airman Alex Rivera, 30th Force Support Squadron Force Management Journeyman. “It highlights the importance of patience and inclusion when discussing how we could be a better version of ourselves and a better leader. Sometimes, it goes beyond being well informed on a technical and conceptual methods. Showing support and working as a team could be just as effective for one’s professional and personal growth.”