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Institute for Military Resilience: Webinars & Webcasts

The Liberty University Institute for Military Resilience offers free webinars to educate our nation on the needs of our service members and veterans.  We welcome you to watch our previously recorded webinars below and encourage you to stay tuned for more webcasts coming this Spring!

To listen to a webinar, you must have internet access with working headphones or speakers.

Upcoming Webinars

The Marks of a Great Military Chaplain
April 9, 2015

Chaplain (Colonel) Steve Keith, USAF Retired, D.Min. – active duty Air Force chaplain for over 30 years with multiple deployments into harm’s way, former director of the Armed Forces Chaplain Center and Commandant of the Air Force Chaplain Corps College, and current Director of the Liberty University Center for Chaplaincy – is presenting our next webinar, seeking to best prepare chaplain students to provide soul care for the military members they will serve. See you there for a powerful time of unique insights into caring for the warrior’s soul.

Previous Webinars

Advocating for your Military Veteran: What You Should Know and How to Get Services
Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Linda Mintle, a widely published author, popular speaker, experienced military counselor and social worker, and academic chair at Liberty University, presents this webinar on Advocating for your Military Veteran. She is also a military child, an advocate for her WWII father, and one with a true heart for our nation's military and their families, one who understands "the system."

Click the video to listen to this webinar and view the related presentation here.

National Spiritual Renewal in the New Year
Jan 8, 2015

This webinar will provide an overview of the book Resilient Nations, the last book in General Bob Dees’ Resilience Trilogy, and the related course, Resilient Nations (GOVT 376), asserting that “Spiritual Infrastructure is an Element of National Power.” Specifically, the webinar will define and discuss the components of spiritual infrastructure, assess the history and current status of American spiritual infrastructure, and provide mandates for action as a citizen, a statesman, and a member of the body of Christ. 

The Military Relevance of Faith: Evidence-Based Research 
Dec 11, 2014

For this webinar, we will focus on empirical studies which address the power of faith practices in military life, as well as the benefits of “religiosity” (a standardized research scale) in the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of mental and behavioral health issues in the military. Our subject matter expert for this webinar is Dr. Laurel Shaler from Liberty University’s Center for Counseling and Family Studies, the Director of Military Research for the Institute for Military Resilience. 

Honor to Whom Honor is Due 
Nov 4, 2014

This webinar offers a special tribute to our nation’s veterans and active duty troops and families, facilitated by Major General Bob Dees, US Army, Retired, Liberty University’s Director of the Institute for Military Resilience. 

Register Today! Military Friendly Campus Webcast

Helping Veterans Transition and Succeed in Corporate America 
Nov 7, 2013

In order to reach their full vocational potential, veterans must navigate the challenging transition out of the military or a post-military educational experience into the seemingly “foreign” culture of workplace America. Military friendly corporations recruit, employ, and grow veterans to the benefit of their company, the individual veteran, and our nation overall.

Register Today! Military Friendly Campus Webcast

Being a Military Friendly Campus 
Sep 19, 2013

This webinar will look at this dynamic from two sides: through the lens of a military person or military family member “shopping” for a supportive and productive learning environment, and also through the lens of an educational institution which seeks to be truly relevant and tangibly supportive of the military members’ educational and life goals.

Being a Military Friendly Church 
Jul 18, 2013

We will discuss how churches of America (over 358,000) can play a critical role in the lives of military troops, families, and veterans across our land. In light of the unprecedented spiritual, emotional, mental and behavioral health issues in our nation’s armed forces and veterans populations, how does a particular church apply its unique capabilities, calling, and DNA on behalf of the military in their midst?

April 18

Resilient Military Marriage & Family
Apr 18, 2013

We will dive deeper into the unique challenges and opportunities faced by military couples and families. We will first use the Resilience Life Cycle© paradigm to help military families understand techniques to ease the challenges of military transitions. Secondly, we will provide broad cultural understanding and considerations to military counselors and caregivers.

March 8

Battlefront to Home Front & from Military to Civilian
Mar 8, 2013

This webinar will delve deeper into the challenges of the two biggest transitions in a military person's life:

  • Reintegration post-combat after military service
  • Professional transition from military to civilian life
January 25

Faith-based Solutions for the Needs of the Hour
Jan 25, 2013

Often, the difficulties associated with being in the military are overlooked or ignored. Many people don't realize how long deployments away from home and coping with the effects of war can impact a family. We will learn more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how to recognize the warning signs of suicide in service members, veterans, and their spouses.