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Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is a program sponsored by the Navy Chief of Chaplains.  CREDO offers transformational retreat and workshop-based programs and non-retreat events designed to assist Sailors and their families in developing the spiritual resources and resiliency necessary to excel in the military environment. Since 1971, CREDO has offered spiritual, personal, and relational growth opportunities profoundly enhancing the lives and service of participants.  CREDO provides commanders with a key resource by which to care for and strengthen their Sailors and families.
CREDO programs are designed to
  • Maximize operational impact
  • Offer standardized retreat and training programs
  • Clarify appropriate relationships for all Sailors.
safeTALK: focuses on helping people to recognize and be aware of the signs that indicate someone may be having thoughts of suicide, and connecting those who are having thoughts of suicide with caregivers who a trained and prepared to address those thoughts and keep them safe.
For more information on Living Works programs please visit:
ASIST: is a more in-depth look at the causes, expressions, and thought processes experienced by people having suicidal ideations or actions, and how they can be turned back toward keeping safe and focusing on the future. This is a scenario based trainings with community resources available.
For more information on Living Works programs please visit:
The Arbinger Institute’s Living with an Outward Mindset and Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset are programs that focus on leadership and communication, and how our attitudes can help or hinder the achievement of results both in the workplace and in our daily lives. Looking at real world examples from Toyota, Raytheon, and Chicago and Los Angeles police departments, among others, the Arbinger program looks at how we see ourselves, others, and how we affect positive change.
For more information on ARBING opportunities please visit:
ARSENAL is a program developed by a retired Army Green Beret officer, and focuses on seven key aspects of life, Awareness, Rest, Support, Exercise, Nutrition, Attitude, and Life-Long Learning that have been proven to have a positive effect on mitigating long-term effects of chronic stress and building resiliency
For more information on ARSENAL opportunities please visit:

4 Lenses is a personality type assessment tool that focuses on the differences between four personality preferences, and how those differences can be used to enable and strengthen communication across types. It looks at how we process information, what our values are, and how we can use what we know about each other to work together and produce results.
For more information on 4 Lenses opportunities please visit:

Strengths Finder is both a personality assessment and a team building course.  You will learn the top five of your 34 strengths and which category they fall in: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking.  The goal is to appreciate your unique giftedness, that of your team, and to work out of your strengths/talents rather than your weaknesses. 
For more information on Clifton Strengths Finder please visit:
Our Marriage Enrichment events use three programs (4 Lenses, The Gottman Institute’s Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and The Five Love Languages) to help couples learn not just that the secret to a successful marriage is communication, but how best to openly and honestly communicate in a way that is empowering to both members of a couple and how to focus on what will make their union stronger, rather than dividing it. These are not religious based events, we utilize multiple couples programs to develop communication and connection.
For more information on Marriage Retreat opportunities please contact: CNRMACREDO@GMAIL.COM
This Menu is for Commands and Program Managers to request command support for individual CREDO Programs, it can be filled out and emailed to CNRMACREDO@GMAIL.COM
Our team is available for in person trainings in the Hampton Roads arear with a 30-Day request notice.
We are additionally able to travel with in the region for trainings, please contact us for more information on this option.  

1630 Morris Street
Building C7
Norfolk VA, 23511

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