Team Room Writing Contest - 9 January - 15 February 2021

Updated: Jan 10


Like the great poets Steven Tyler and Joe Perry wrote in 1976, "We're back in the saddle again!" Our second Team Room contest has begun and submissions will be accepted from 9 January to 15 February! Glock certificates will be awarded again and many more prizes to look forward to!


In general, Eunomia Journal's Team Room section produces articles that address contemporary issues, highlight best practices, or offer solutions to common issues for those serving on small teams. Submissions should be between 500 - 2,000 words and address diverse range of topics that could include pre-mission training tips, how to get that school you always wanted, advice for new team members, leadership lessons, etc. If the content is relevant to people serving on small teams, we would love to have it!


For the purposes of this contest submissions must be related to one of the four topics below while still following the general Team Room submission and formatting guidelines. The topic questions are meant solely as prompts. Submissions are not required to answer them. They are only there to get the "creative juices" flowing. Be bold in your writing! This is your opportunity to get ideas out to the force on how to improve in these areas!


Send submissions to journal@civilaffairsassoc.org

Mental Health and Unit Culture: What role does unit culture play in the mental health of the members within an organization? What can leaders do to encourage soldiers to seek mental health assistance when needed? Despite attempts to eliminate stigmas by senior leaders, are they still prevalent at the unit level? Why? What can peers do to encourage others to seek assistance when needed?


Professional Development: Formalized leadership development programs are a start but are there issues with this program? What more should leaders do - formally or informally - to ensure that officers and NCOs are properly developed? Are there issues with the current professional development model?


Talent Management: Do professional development models hinder proper talent management of officers and NCOs? Eligibility for promotion to the next grade or position requires NCOs and officers to maintain timelines in key development positions. Is that what is best for the Civil Affairs Regiment and for the individual soldier? How could the Civil Affairs Regiment improve talent management efforts?


Advice for new members of Civil Affairs: Is there anything that you wish you had known when you initially arrived on a CA Team? How about prior to your first deployment? Here is your opportunity to share lessons and advice with new members of the CA Regiment!

Disclaimer:

Eligibility, Validity and Other Requirements: Void where prohibited by law. Only Civil Affairs Association (CAA) Members may enter. Officers, directors, and board members of the CAA, their immediate families, and members of their household are not eligible to participate. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Guns awarded as prizes will be distributed through licensed dealers and only in compliance with federal and state laws and applicable local ordinances. If a winner is ineligible to receive a prize under relevant state, federal or local laws and regulations the prize will be forfeited and no substitution will be provided. Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no prize substitution. FFL transfer fees and shipping cost to the winner’s designated licensed dealer are the responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified by email and announced on the CAA Eunomia Journal. Winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability/publicity within 15 days of notification by email. If a winner fails to return the affidavit and release within this period, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn. Entry constitutes consent for the use of the name of the winner.

All prizes will be awarded. In the event prizes are not awarded or go unclaimed, CAA will go to the next post and author in line

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