March 9, 2009
The EUCOM 2009 Quality of Life Conference got underway Sunday. Delegates, guest speakers and command leaders arrived safely as they converged on the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany. After registering and checking in, delegates attended an orientation at which they were introduced to key conference staff members. Wayne Boswell and Tawania Brulles of the EUCOM Quality of Life Branch highlighted what delegates should accomplish this week, with the help of their facilitation team. Following the orientation, the delegates met in their focus groups to introduce themselves and start the "gelling" process necessary for effective focus group work. Each focus group is led by a facilitator and recorder, with support from subject matter experts in respective fields.