Event Details

Roundtable: "Preparing Teachers for a Mission"

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:45 a.m.

Location: Miley Hall executive dining room

Event Type: Pell Center

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Contact: Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
Phone: (401) 341-2927

Teacher preparation and military training have striking similarities and share the same goal: Develop leaders to execute the mission. Research and professional experience has led to the identification of six shared lessons - trust your training, be a battle buddy, be a leader, nurture yourself, steel your battle mind and grab your lifeline.

In this roundtable sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Kathleen Vespia and Tom Gibbons will discuss how these lessons play a key role in preparing and supporting an “all-volunteer” teaching and military force. Vespia is an assistant professor in Salve Regina's Department of Education, while Gibbons is an associate professor of professional military and graduate education effectiveness at the Naval War College.

Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. The Pell Center will provide a free lunch. As space is limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to pellcenter@salve.edu.