Army Family Team Building

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is a training/awareness program designed to increase the self-sufficiency and self-reliance of our military and family members. AFTB is taught in a series of training modules that cover topics such as basic information about the Army, personal growth skills and leadership skills. AFTB improves personal and Family preparedness which enhances overall Army readiness and helps America’s Army adapt to a changing world.

AFTB helps you to not just cope with, but enjoy the military lifestyle. Many of the courses can be applied toward resume’ and career building, self-development and leadership skills. AFTB provides the knowledge and self-confidence to take responsibility for yourself and your Family. The training is available to Soldiers, Family members of all Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and volunteers.

AFTB has three levels of training:

  1. Level K (knowledge) – learn about the Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, utilize Community Resources, attain better financial readiness and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on daily life.
  2. Level G (personal growth) – Grow personally through self-development modules. Learn how to improve your communication skills, personal relationships, and stress management skills. Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems and how to resolve personal conflict.
  3. Level L (leadership) – courses offer training to enhance the professional growth and leadership development opportunities of those who might assume advisory and leadership roles within the community and military unit.

If you would like to become an AFTB instructor, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Successfully complete all three levels of AFTB
  2. Be willing to teach as needed
  3. Successfully complete the ACS Instructor Training Course
  4. Receive AFTB Instructor Orientation
To Request AFTB Training

All 30 AFTB training modules were designed to be taught independently or in conjunction with one another. Although most classes are usually a minimum of 60 minutes, they may be modified, depending on the audience, to take between 30-90 minutes. All training is conducted by ACS Certified Instructors.

Training requests for 6 or more people are accepted anytime. While most AFTB classes have been developed for military family members, classes are routinely modified to suit the needs of Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, retirees, and DA civilians. Click below on the topics you would like to have presented to your group.

AFTB Overview (30-60 minutes)

Level K (all 10 modules, 10 hours of instruction)

Military Life…What Does it Mean?
Military Acronyms and Terms
Chain of Command
Customs, Courtesies, Ceremonies, and Traditions
Military Social Functions
Military Benefits and Entitlements
Introduction to Military and Civilian Community Resources
Introduction to Family Readiness Groups
Military Family Preparedness
Resiliency, Be the Bouncing Ball

Level G (all 12 modules, 12.5 hours of instruction)

Learn to Communicate
Effective Conflict Management
Problem Solving Strategies
Exploring Personality Traits
Improving Personal Relationships
Successful Team Dynamics
Growing Through Change
Resiliency during Crisis and Grief
Overcoming Stress
Winning at Time Management
Time to Serve: The Volunteer Experience
Heading Toward Leadership

Level L (all 8 modules, 11.5 hours of instruction)

Leadership through Understanding Needs
Examining your Leadership Style
Effective Communication for Leaders
Developing Great Meetings
Establishing Team Dynamics
Resolving Conflict
Supporting Others through Coaching and Mentoring
Virtual Meetings: Tips and Techniques

To request training, contact the program manager using the email or phone number on this page.

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