- Army Family Team Building
Army Family Team Building (AFTB) empowers you, through self-development and leadership skills, basic Army knowledge and specialized training, to maximize your personal and professional potential.
- AFTB (Level I) Military Knowledge (K) Modules train basic information about the Army: You’ll learn about Army life and how to manage daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, use community resources, attain better financial readiness, and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on daily life.
- AFTB (Level II) Personal Growth and Resiliency (G) Modules train personal growth skills: Learn how to improve your personal relationships, communication and stress-management skills. Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems, and how to resolve personal conflict. You’ll also learn about Army traditions, customs, courtesies and protocol.
- AFTB (Level III) Leadership Development (L) Modules train leadership skills: Thrive in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills. You'll learn effective communication techniques and how to mentor others into leadership positions. You’ll understand the different leadership styles, how to run an effective meeting, manage group conflict, and how to be an effective coach.
AFTB improves personal and family preparedness. It enhances overall Army readiness and the ability for America’s Army to adapt to a changing world.
For more information, contact your Army Community Service Family Program office or Army OneSource.
2020 AFTB Classes (.pdf)
- Class Descriptions
AFTB is organized into three levels and is taught through interactive classes. The training can be done for a unit, team, or FRG group. We also take AFTB on the road and bring it you. AFTB is also available in concept blocks for professional development, team building, leadership training, and personal development seminars. A brief description of the AFTB levels are as follows:
- Military Knowledge (K Level)
The K Level is crucial for those who are new to the Army. Students are introduced to basic terms, acronyms and resources that are needed in order to successfully transition into the Army lifestyle. The first level includes such topics as: Military Acronyms and Terms; Custom, Courtesies, and Traditions; Community Resources; Chain of Command, and Military Social Functions. Military Knowledge is not just for new military spouses but also for long-term Army spouses by showing them the “new” within the Army.
- Personal Growth and Resiliency (G Level)
The G Level classes include: Problem Solving Strategies; Exploring Personality Traits; Growing Through Change; Overcoming Stress; Improving Personal Relationships; and Effective Conflict Management.
- Leadership Development (L Level)
Offers training to enhance an individual’s professional growth and leadership skills. Topics include: Resolving Conflict; Establishing Team Dynamics; Developing Great Meetings; and Effective Communication for Leaders; Examining Your Leadership Style; and Virtual Meetings. Concepts from G and L are ideal for trainings for organizations, nits, and FRG trainings and coffee groups.
- ITC/BTC Training
To become an AFTB Instructor individuals must take all three levels and then attend the ITC/BTC. This course gives you all the skills you will need to be a successful AFTB Instructor. You will learn platform skills, methods of instruction, the Adult Learner, Managing the Learning Environment and the Preparation Process.
- Company Command Team Spouse’s Training
This course is designed for the new members of the Company Command Team, First Sergeants, Sergeant Majors, and Company Commanders' spouses. Spouses will learn information and skills they will need to take on the role of an informed, involved and productive member of the Company Command Team.
- Military Knowledge (K Level)
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Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is a Family resiliency and readiness training program that provides participants with an understanding of Army culture, and the skills and resources they need to become self-reliant, self-sufficient members of the military community. Additionally, AFTB offers Company Command Team Spouse Training to prepare spouses to assume additional responsibilities as Soldiers progress through their positions.