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Agenda Nov 2011 Final

  1. 1. AGENDA 9 – 10 November 2011Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Vienna, VA
  2. 2. Day 1 ~Wednesday, 9 November 20117:00 a.m. Registration (Coffee, refreshments available for purchase. Exhibit area open.) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing7:25 a.m. Participants assemble in Grand Ballroom7:30 a.m. Presentation of Colors & National Anthem Arrival of Official Party United States Navy Color Guard Invocation by Chaplain Jonathan Craig, Naval Support Activity, Washington7:45 a.m. Call to Order and Welcome Remarks by Hon. Juan Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Recognition of distinguished guests8:10 a.m. VADM Kevin McCoy, USN, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command8:30 a.m. General James F. Amos, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps9:00 a.m. Mrs. Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Servicemember Affairs9:30 a.m. Hon. Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy10:00 a.m. CAPT Brad Cooper, USN, Executive Director, Joining Forces, The White House, Office of the First Lady10:20 a.m. Break (Exhibit area is open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  3. 3. 10:30 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: FINDING AND SUCCESSFULLY RECRUITING WOUNDED WARRIORSPavilion 23 Breakout Session 1: Panel on Military Wounded Warrior Programs This breakout session will inform and educate attendees on military Wounded Warrior Programs and the various transition, training, and employment efforts they have that support Wounded Warriors and their families. Each Service will provide a program overview, explain how their program connects to Wounded Warriors and their career goals, and showcase Services best practices. Facilitator: Dr. Susan Kelly, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense Panelists:  COL Greg Gadson, USA, Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)  Col John Mayer, USMC, U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment  CAPT Valerie Zimmerman, USN, Navy Safe Harbor  LtCol Susan Black, USAF, Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2)Mezzanine 1 Breakout Session 2: Bringing Warriors Back to Work – Hiring Heroes Career Fairs Bring our Wounded Warriors back to work! Come learn about Department of Defenses Hiring Heroes Career Fairs. These events connect DoD, other Federal agencies and private sector employers with highly talented individuals and assist our Wounded Warriors and their families in their job search.   Speaker: Karen Hannah, Hiring Heroes Program Manager, Department of Defense, Civilian Personnel Policy, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory ServicePavilion 21 Breakout Session 3: National Labor Exchange The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) in partnership with DirectEmployers Association (DE) has created the National Labor Exchange (NLX). The NLX allows NASWA and its state and business partners to have a direct involvement in making job connections for our nation’s veterans. Learn about NLX and how you, as an employer, can successfully recruit Veterans. Speakers:  Chad Sowash, Vice President of Business Development, DirectEmployers Association, Inc.  Pam Gerassimides, Assistant Executive Director and National Labor Exchange Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  4. 4. Pavilion 22 Breakout Session 4: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, VETSUCCESS The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess program (also known as Voc-Rehab or Chapter 31) offers disabled vets counseling, training, education and other services needed to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Learn about this program and how you can use it to connect to disabled Veterans and Wounded Warriors. Speaker: Ruth Fanning, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 5: VA for VETS Come join us and hear about the VA for VETS Program. The speakers will explain how an employer can leverage VA for VETS to successfully find and recruit Wounded Warriors. They will share some of their success stories, best practices and lessons learned. Speakers:  Mary M. Santiago, Director, Veteran Employment Services Office, Office of Human Resources and Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Dennis O. May, Colonel, USAF (Retired) Chief, Veterans Recruitment, Veteran Employment Services Office, Office of Human Resources and Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsMezzanine 3 Breakout Session 6: Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces The goal of this breakout is to educate attendees about the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces and how they can assist in the employment goals of Wounded Warriors. Speaker: LTC Robert D. Reed, Deputy Director, Employer Partnership Office, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve11:30 a.m. Lunch (Exhibitor area open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing12:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: FINDING AND SUCCESSFULLY RECRUITING WOUNDED WARRIORSPavilion 23 Breakout Session 1: Panel on Military Wounded Warrior Programs This breakout session will inform and educate attendees on military Wounded Warrior Programs and the various transition, training, and employment efforts they have that support Wounded Warriors and their families. Each Service will provide a program overview, explain how their program connects to Wounded Warriors and their career goals, and showcase Services best practices. 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  5. 5. Facilitator: Dr. Susan Kelly, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense Panelists:  COL Greg Gadson, USA, Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)  Col John Mayer, USMC, U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment  CAPT Valerie Zimmerman, USN, Navy Safe Harbor  LtCol Susan Black, USAF, Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2)Mezzanine 1 Breakout Session 2: Bringing Warriors Back to Work – Hiring Heroes Career Fairs Bring our Wounded Warriors back to work! Come learn about Department of Defenses Hiring Heroes Career Fairs. These events connect DoD, other Federal agencies and private sector employers with highly talented individuals and assist our Wounded Warriors and their families in their job search. Speaker: Karen Hannah, Hiring Heroes Program Manager, Department of Defense, Civilian Personnel Policy, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory ServicePavilion 21 Breakout Session 3: National Labor Exchange The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) in partnership with DirectEmployers Association (DE) has created the National Labor Exchange (NLX). The NLX allows NASWA and its state and business partners to have a direct involvement in making job connections for our nation’s veterans. Learn about NLX and how you, as an employer, can successfully recruit Veterans. Speakers:  Chad Sowash, Vice President of Business Development, DirectEmployers Association, Inc.  Pam Gerassimides, Assistant Executive Director and National Labor Exchange Director, National Association of State Workforce AgenciesPavilion 22 Breakout Session 4: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, VETSUCCESS The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess program (also known as Voc-Rehab or Chapter 31) offers disabled vets counseling, training, education and other services needed to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Learn about this program and how you can use it to connect to disabled Veterans and Wounded Warriors. Speaker: Ruth Fanning, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 5: VA for VETS Come join us and hear about the VA for VETS Program. The speakers will explain how an employer can leverage VA for VETS to successfully find and recruit Wounded Warriors. They will share some of their success stories, best practices and lessons learned. 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  6. 6. Speakers:  Mary M. Santiago, Director, Veteran Employment Services Office, Office of Human Resources and Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Dennis O. May, Colonel, USAF (Retired) Chief, Veterans Recruitment, Veteran Employment Services Office, Office of Human Resources and Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsMezzanine 3 Breakout Session 6: Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces The goal of this breakout is to educate attendees about the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces and how they can assist in the employment goals of Wounded Warriors. Speaker: LTC Robert D. Reed, Deputy Director, Employer Partnership Office, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve1:30 p.m. Break (Exhibit area is open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing1:45 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: SUCCESSFULLY HIRING WOUNDED WARRIORSPavilion 22 Breakout Session 1: Panel on Federal Civilian Human Resources This session will impart details of methods, best practices, lessons learned, and the way ahead for implementing successful Wounded Warrior hiring programs within federal agencies. Panel members represent innovative organizations from the Navy, Marine Corps and Department of Homeland Security, who will give overviews of their programs and discuss how to utilize existing resources to implement new hiring initiatives within any federal agency. Facilitator: Laura Stanek, Wounded Warrior Program Manager, National Naval Medical Center Panelists:  Pat D’Amico, Office of Civilian Human Resources, Department of the Navy  Brandon Wyatt, Dept Homeland Security Policy and Program Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection  LaToya Bedgood, Recruitment Program Manager, U.S. Marine CorpsPavilion 23 Breakout Session 2: Panel on Wounded Warrior Hiring Programs The goal of this breakout session is to introduce attendees to established Wounded Warrior Hiring Programs. The panel will explain how a federal government organization or a private company can set up a Wounded Warrior Program and walk them through the first steps they need to take. In addition, the panel will advise how attendees can connect to Wounded Warriors. Panelists will share some of their success stories, best practices and lessons learned. 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  7. 7. Facilitator: CDR Stephen Tomlin, Wounded Warrior Program, Naval Sea Systems Command Panelists:  Debra Coleman, Always A Soldier, Army Materiel Command  Hettie Holmes-Carter, Human Resources Corporate Recruitment and Operation Warfighter, Defense Logistics Agency  Brett Nila, Manager of Community OneSource, Easter Seals Inc.  Daniel Nega, Director, Aviation Readiness & Resource Analysis, Naval Air Systems CommandMezzanine 1 Breakout Session 3: Effective Practices for Linking HR with Military, Society for Human Resource Management and Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve In this session, you will hear about initiatives the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has created to involve its 255,000 members in efforts to recruit, hire, retain and support Guard, Reservists and Veterans in the workplace. This session will feature effective practices of SHRM’s collaboration with the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and lessons learned for engaging employers. Speakers:  Nancy Hammer, Senior Government Affairs Policy Counsel, Society for Human Resource Mgmt (SHRM)  Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR)Pavilion 21 Breakout Session 4: Executive Order 13518 Veterans Employment Initiative This session will be an in-depth discussion on Executive Order 13518 Veterans Employment Initiative and how it affects Veteran hiring. Speakers:  Dr. Scott Wilander, Veterans Employment Program Manager, Department of Defense, Civilian Personnel Policy, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service  Ernie Beltz Jr., Veterans Employment Program Office, Treasury DepartmentMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 5: Network of Champions The goal of this breakout is to educate attendees on Northrop Grumman’s Operation IMPACT Network of Champions (NOC) initiative, which brings together employers committed to placing wounded warriors, especially those who are classified as severely injured. Representatives from the NOC partner companies will share their success stories, best practices, lessons learned, and the importance of collaborating with other companies. Facilitator: Karen Stang, Northrop Grumman, Operation IMPACT Panelists: 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  8. 8.  David A. Smith, Vice President - Military Veterans Recruiting Program Lead, Bank of America  Mike Bruni, Capture Staffing/Principal Recruiter, SAIC  Odell McLeod, Wounded Warrior Program Manager, SRA International  Gabe Castleberry, Program Manager, Potomac Workforce Education Recruitment (PoWER) Center  Michael Sullivan, Northrop Grumman, Operation IMPACTMezzanine 3 Breakout Session 6: Panel on Private Sector Initiatives This panel will educate attendees on the various private sector initiatives focused on hiring Wounded Warriors and Veterans and provide best practices on how to successfully hire Wounded Warriors and Veterans. Facilitator: David James, Vice President of Human Resources, Humana Panelists:  Rene Lerer, M.D. Chairman & CEO of Magellan Health Services and Chairman/Founder of Hero Health Hire  Bob Chamberlin, President and CEO, NISH  Mark Whalls, Vice President, Recruiting, Military & Veterans Affairs, JP Morgan Chase & Co.  Christopher Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer, Loyola Recovery Foundation  Donald Waymire Jr., Senior Associate, Booze Allen Hamilton2:45 p.m. Break (Exhibit area is open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing3:00 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: SUCCESSFULLY HIRING WOUNDED WARRIORSPavilion 22 Breakout Session 1: Panel on Federal Civilian Human Resources This session will impart details of methods, best practices, lessons learned, and the way ahead for implementing successful Wounded Warrior hiring programs within federal agencies. Panel members represent innovative organizations from the Navy, Marine Corps and Department of Homeland Security, who will give overviews of their programs and discuss how to utilize existing resources to implement new hiring initiatives within any federal agency. Facilitator: Laura Stanek, Wounded Warrior Program Manager, National Naval Medical Center Panelists:  Pat D’Amico, Office of Civilian Human Resources, Department of the Navy  Brandon Wyatt, Dept Homeland Security Policy and Program Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection  LaToya Bedgood, Recruitment Program Manager, U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  9. 9. Pavilion 23 Breakout Session 2: Panel on Wounded Warrior Hiring Programs The goal of this breakout session is to introduce attendees to established Wounded Warrior Hiring Programs. The panel will explain how a federal government organization or a private company can set up a Wounded Warrior Program and walk them through the first steps they need to take. In addition, the panel will advise how attendees can connect to Wounded Warriors. Panelists will share some of their success stories, best practices and lessons learned. Facilitator: CDR Stephen Tomlin, Wounded Warrior Program, Naval Sea Systems Command Panelists:  Debra Coleman, Always A Soldier, Army Materiel Command  Hettie Holmes-Carter, Human Resources Corporate Recruitment and Operation Warfighter, Defense Logistics Agency  Brett Nila, Manager of Community OneSource, Easter Seals Inc.  Daniel Nega, Director, Aviation Readiness & Resource Analysis, Naval Air Systems CommandMezzanine 1 Breakout Session 3: Effective Practices for Linking HR with Military, Society for Human Resource Management and Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve In this session, you will hear about initiatives the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has created to involve its 255,000 members in efforts to recruit, hire, retain and support Guard, Reservists and Veterans in the workplace. This session will feature effective practices of SHRM’s collaboration with the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and lessons learned for engaging employers. Speakers:  Nancy Hammer, Senior Government Affairs Policy Counsel, Society for Human Resource Mgmt (SHRM)  Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR)Pavilion 21 Breakout Session 4: Executive Order 13518 Veterans Employment Initiative This session will be an in-depth discussion on Executive Order 13518 Veterans Employment Initiative and how it affects Veteran hiring. Speakers:  Dr. Scott Wilander, Veterans Employment Program Manager, Department of Defense, Civilian Personnel Policy, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service  Ernie Beltz Jr., Veterans Employment Program Office, Treasury DepartmentMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 5: Network of Champions 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  10. 10. The goal of this breakout is to educate attendees on Northrop Grumman’s Operation IMPACT Network of Champions (NOC) initiative, which brings together employers committed to placing wounded warriors, especially those who are classified as severely injured. Representatives from the NOC partner companies will share their success stories, best practices, lessons learned, and the importance of collaborating with other companies. Facilitator: Karen Stang, Northrop Grumman, Operation IMPACT Panelists:  David A. Smith, Vice President - Military Veterans Recruiting Program Lead, Bank of America  Mike Bruni, Capture Staffing/Principal Recruiter, SAIC  Odell McLeod, Wounded Warrior Program Manager, SRA International  Gabe Castleberry, Program Manager, Potomac Workforce Education Recruitment (PoWER) Center  Michael Sullivan, Northrop Grumman, Operation IMPACTMezzanine 3 Breakout Session 6: Panel on Private Sector Initiatives This panel will educate attendees on the various private sector initiatives focused on hiring Wounded Warriors and Veterans and provide best practices on how to successfully hire Wounded Warriors and Veterans. Facilitator: David James, Vice President of Human Resources, Humana Panelists:  Rene Lerer, M.D. Chairman & CEO of Magellan Health Services and Chairman/Founder of Hero Health Hire  Bob Chamberlin, President and CEO, NISH  Mark Whalls, Vice President, Recruiting, Military & Veterans Affairs, JP Morgan Chase & Co.  Christopher Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer, Loyola Recovery Foundation  Donald Waymire Jr., Senior Associate, Booze Allen Hamilton4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks by Leadership in the Grand Ballroom Conference Day 1 Adjourns 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  11. 11. Day 2 ~Thursday, 10 November 20117:00 a.m. Registration (Coffee, refreshments available for purchase. Exhibit area open.) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing7:30 a.m. Participants assemble in Grand Ballroom7:45 a.m. Call to Order and Welcome by VADM Kevin McCoy, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command Recognition of distinguished guests8:00 a.m. Major General Elder Granger, M.D. U.S. Army (retired), Founder and President, The 5Ps, Honorary Chairman for Hero Health Hire8:15 a.m. John Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy8:30 a.m. Brigadier General Darryl A. Williams, Assistant Surgeon General of Warrior Care and Transition and Commander of the Warrior Transition Command, U.S. Army8:50 a.m. Awards Ceremony presented by: Hon. Juan Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs VADM Kevin McCoy, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command VADM David Architzel, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command9:15 a.m. Major Justin Constantine, USMC, Department of Justice9:30 a.m. Hon. John U. Sepúlveda, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs9:50 a.m. Michele Jones, Special Assistant and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) and the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)10:20 a.m. Break (Exhibit area is open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  12. 12. 10:30 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: TRAINING, INTERNSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPSPavilion 22 Breakout Session 1: Department of Defense Education and Employment Initiative The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees on the Department of Defense Education and Employment Initiative Pilot Program and the Operation Warfighter Program. Speakers:  Robert Carrington, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense  Patrick Brick, Operation Warfighter Program, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office of the Secretary of DefenseMezzanine 1 Breakout Session 2: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Learn more about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Non-Paid Work Experience (NPWE) and On the Job Training (OJT) programs that provides eligible Veterans and Servicemembers the opportunity to obtain training and practical job experience concurrently. Find out how you can use these programs now. Speaker: Ruth Fanning, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 3: Panel on Wounded Warrior Training and Development Programs The goal of this breakout is to educate attendees on successful Wounded Warrior Training and Development Programs. The panel members will elaborate on how their organizations outreach and recruit Wounded Warriors into training and development programs. Members will explain the best way organizations can leverage these programs to recruit and hire military talent and how they could setup a similar training program by leveraging best practices. Facilitator: Tania Dawson, Recruiting and Retention Program Manager, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Panelists:  James McCullough Jr., Wounded Warrior Coordinator, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprenticeships  William Goodwin, Apprentice Program Administrator, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprenticeships  Hugh Smith, Director of Naval Acquisition Career Center  Stephen Peyton, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)  Becky Wright-Brizee, NISH 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  13. 13. Pavilion 23 Breakout Session 4: Panel on Veterans Training Programs Hear from successful Veterans employment programs that provide training opportunities in critical career fields. Panelists will give an overview of their programs and explain the best way organizations can leverage these programs to recruit and hire military talent or establish their own training pipelines. Facilitator: Michele Jones, Office of Personnel Management Panelists:  Lorena Rivera, Vets 2 Feds Career Development Program, Office of Personnel Management  Stanley Seidel, Department of Labor Mil2Fed Program, Department of Labor  Robert Schwartz, Helmets to Hardhats  William Offutt, Military to Medicine  William McAleer, Troops to TeachersMezzanine 3 Breakout Session 5: Transition Training Academy & Warriors to Work, Wounded Warrior Project This session will explore the programs initiated by Wounded Warrior Project to empower today’s generation of wounded warrior to become the most successful, well adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history. Wounded Warrior Project has engaged with warriors still on active duty by exposing them to IT training. Other initiatives involve warriors who are no longer on active duty. Whether on the college campus, seeking employment, or working to rebuild their lives, Wounded Warrior Project is working with and for wounded warriors, spouses, and caregivers. Learn more about these creative and often unique programs. Speaker: John Molino, Executive Vice President, Economic Empowerment, Wounded Warrior ProjectPavilion 21 Breakout Session 6: Supporting the Disability Community in the Workforce, Corporate Recruiting & Talent Development Issues & Best Practices Sourcing and retaining people with disabilities is challenging for many in corporate America, but only because they dont know how. Understanding the best practices and collaborative implementation strategies of todays businesses who employ this large, loyal segment of the population is the key. Its also about understanding the need for organizational readiness and its components so that a companys efforts to recruit and retain people with disabilities are successful and sustainable. This session will address the following and more to highlight the best practices of some of todays leading companies: understanding the compliance requirements of outreach and accessibility, delivering appropriate and value-added training, encouraging disability resource groups, reasonable accommodation committees, celebratory events, emergency preparedness and more. Supporting this segment appropriately and effectively is what will determine overall success. 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  14. 14. Speaker: Nadine Vogel, President, Springboard Consulting, LLC11:30 a.m. Lunch (Exhibitor area open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing12:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: TRAINING, INTERNSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPSPavilion 22 Breakout Session 1: Department of Defense Education and Employment Initiative The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees on the Department of Defense Education and Employment Initiative Pilot Program and the Operation Warfighter Program. Speakers:  Robert Carrington, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense  Patrick Brick, Operation Warfighter Program, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office of the Secretary of DefenseMezzanine 1 Breakout Session 2: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Learn more about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Non-Paid Work Experience (NPWE) and On the Job Training (OJT) programs that provides eligible Veterans and Servicemembers the opportunity to obtain training and practical job experience concurrently. Find out how you can use these programs now. Speaker: Ruth Fanning, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 3: Panel on Wounded Warrior Training and Development Programs The goal of this breakout is to educate attendees on successful Wounded Warrior Training and Development Programs. The panel members will elaborate on how their organizations outreach and recruit Wounded Warriors into training and development programs. Members will explain the best way organizations can leverage these programs to recruit and hire military talent and how they could setup a similar training program by leveraging best practices. Facilitator: Tania Dawson, Recruiting and Retention Program Manager, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Panelists:  James McCullough Jr., Wounded Warrior Coordinator, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprenticeships  William Goodwin, Apprentice Program Administrator, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprenticeships 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  15. 15.  Hugh Smith, Director of Naval Acquisition Career Center  Stephen Peyton, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)  Becky Wright-Brizee, NISHPavilion 23 Breakout Session 4: Panel on Veterans Training Programs Hear from successful Veterans employment programs that provide training opportunities in critical career fields. Panelists will give an overview of their programs and explain the best way organizations can leverage these programs to recruit and hire military talent or establish their own training pipelines. Facilitator: Michele Jones, Office of Personnel Management Panelists:  Lorena Rivera, Vets 2 Feds Career Development Program, Office of Personnel Management  Stanley Seidel, Department of Labor Mil2Fed Program, Department of Labor  Robert Schwartz, Helmets to Hardhats  William Offutt, Military to Medicine  William McAleer, Troops to TeachersMezzanine 3 Breakout Session 5: Transition Training Academy & Warriors to Work, Wounded Warrior Project This session will explore the programs initiated by Wounded Warrior Project to empower today’s generation of wounded warrior to become the most successful, well adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history. Wounded Warrior Project has engaged with warriors still on active duty by exposing them to IT training. Other initiatives involve warriors who are no longer on active duty. Whether on the college campus, seeking employment, or working to rebuild their lives, Wounded Warrior Project is working with and for wounded warriors, spouses, and caregivers. Learn more about these creative and often unique programs. Speaker: John Molino, Executive Vice President, Economic Empowerment, Wounded Warrior ProjectPavilion 21 Breakout Session 6: Supporting the Disability Community in the Workforce, Corporate Recruiting & Talent Development Issues & Best Practices Sourcing and retaining people with disabilities is challenging for many in corporate America, but only because they dont know how. Understanding the best practices and collaborative implementation strategies of todays businesses who employ this large, loyal segment of the population is the key. Its also about understanding the need for organizational readiness and its components so that a companys efforts to recruit and retain people with disabilities are successful and sustainable. This session will address the following and more to highlight the best practices of some of todays leading companies: understanding the compliance requirements of outreach and accessibility, delivering appropriate and value-added training, encouraging disability resource 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  16. 16. groups, reasonable accommodation committees, celebratory events, emergency preparedness and more. Supporting this segment appropriately and effectively is what will determine overall success. Speaker: Nadine Vogel, President, Consulting Springboard1:30 p.m. Break (Exhibitor area open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing1:45 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: SUCCESSFULLY RETAINING WOUNDED WARRIORSPavilion 22 Breakout Session 1: Support in the Federal Workplace There are a variety of traditional and non-traditional resources available to support federal employees - in some cases, whether they have a disability or not. The presenters will provide information on the policies, programs and hiring authorities to support Wounded Warriors as they return to federal employment. Ms. Cohens discussion will include the accommodation services provided by the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) that starts at the military treatment facility and follows our warriors throughout the employment life cycle. Mr. King will discuss with participants several effective tools that can play a vital role in the success of wounded warriors in the federal workplace from Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERG), and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), to mentoring, career development, and employee recreation and wellness associations. Each can play a vital role in the success of wounded warriors in the federal workplace. Speakers:  Dinah F.B. Cohen, Director Department of Defense Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program (CAP)  Stephen M. King, Director of Disability Programs, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of DefenseMezzanine 1 Breakout Session 2: Support in the Private Sector Workplace The goal of this session is to inform attendees on efforts to support and retain Wounded Warriors in the workplace. Speakers will provide resources that employers can use to incorporate support and retention strategies in the workplace. Speakers:  Lisa Stern, National Resource Directory, Department of Labor  Mary Lackides, Lead Nurse, Northrop Grumman, Operation IMPACTPavilion 23 Breakout Session 3: Panel on Mentor Programs The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees about mentorship style programs to support and retain wounded warriors in the workplace. This session is appropriate for both government and private sector employers who wish to learn more about incorporating successful support programs into their workplaces. The panelists will share their reasons for 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  17. 17. implementing these types of programs, discuss challenges, and share success stories, lessons learned, and best practices. Facilitator: Jason Araujo, Navy Volunteer Mentoring Program Panelists:  Larry Clifton, Senior VP, Recruiting and Workforce Planning, CACI  James Rodriguez, BAE Systems  Scott Landry, Coordinator, Wounded Warrior Mentor Program  Ed Crenshaw, President and CEO, DESTIN Enterprises, LLCPavilion 21 Breakout Session 4: Support for our Guard and Reserve The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees on the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Employment Initiative Program. Speaker: Kevin Little, Employment Initiative Program Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs (Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program)Mezzanine 3 Breakout Session 5: Sea of Goodwill and Community Support The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees on the importance of community support and the sea of goodwill. Speaker: Colonel David Sutherland, Special Assistant, Warrior and Family Support, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffsMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 6: Community Support To provide conference attendees an understanding of the USOs near term Wounded Warrior strategy to facilitate more meaningful and productive partnerships. Speaker: John I. Pray, Jr. Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff & Wounded Warrior Programs, USOGrand Breakout Session 7: Panel of Veteran Service OrganizationsBallroom Join us and learn from Veteran Service Organizations about their Wounded Warrior efforts and how they assist Wounded Warriors successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Facilitator: Susan Myers, Naval Sea Systems Command Panelists:  Bill Nelson, Executive Director, USA Cares  Joe Sharpe, Director for National Economic Commission , American Legion  Lisa Killeen, Case Manager, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  18. 18.  RADM Christopher Cole, USN (Ret), Vice President at The Louis Berger Group , Board Member at Navy Safe Harbor Foundation2:45 p.m. Break (Exhibit area is open. Networking) Wounded Warrior Success Stories on DVD showing3:00 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION: SUCCESSFULLY RETAINING WOUNDED WARRIORSPavilion 22 Breakout Session 1: Support in the Federal Workplace There are a variety of traditional and non-traditional resources available to support federal employees - in some cases, whether they have a disability or not. The presenters will provide information on the policies, programs and hiring authorities to support Wounded Warriors as they return to federal employment. Ms. Cohens discussion will include the accommodation services provided by the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) that starts at the military treatment facility and follows our warriors throughout the employment life cycle. Mr. King will discuss with participants several effective tools that can play a vital role in the success of wounded warriors in the federal workplace from Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERG), and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), to mentoring, career development, and employee recreation and wellness associations. Each can play a vital role in the success of wounded warriors in the federal workplace. Speakers:  Dinah F.B. Cohen, Director Department of Defense Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program (CAP)  Stephen M. King, Director of Disability Programs, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of DefenseMezzanine 1 Breakout Session 2: Support in the Private Sector Workplace The goal of this session is to inform attendees on efforts to support and retain Wounded Warriors in the workplace. Speakers will provide resources that employers can use to incorporate support and retention strategies in the workplace. Speakers:  Lisa Stern, National Resource Directory, U.S. Department of Labor  Mary Lackides, Lead Nurse, Northrop Grumman, Operation IMPACTPavilion 23 Breakout Session 3: Panel on Mentor Programs The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees about mentorship style programs to support and retain wounded warriors in the workplace. This session is appropriate for both government and private sector employers who wish to learn more about incorporating successful support programs into their workplaces. The panelists will share their reasons for implementing these types of programs, discuss challenges, and share success stories, lessons learned, and best practices. 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  19. 19. Facilitator: Jason Araujo, Navy Volunteer Mentoring Program Speakers:  Larry Clifton, Senior VP, Recruiting and Workforce Planning, CACI  James Rodriguez, BAE Systems  Scott Landry, Coordinator, Wounded Warrior Mentor Program  Ed Crenshaw, President and CEO, DESTIN Enterprises, LLCPavilion 21 Breakout Session 4: Support for our Guard and Reserve The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees on the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Employment Initiative Program. Speaker: Kevin Little, Employment Initiative Program Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs (Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program)  Mezzanine 3 Breakout Session 5: Sea of Goodwill and Community Support The goal of this breakout session is to educate attendees on the importance of community support and the sea of goodwill. Speaker: Colonel David Sutherland, Special Assistant, Warrior and Family Support, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffsMezzanine 2 Breakout Session 6: Community Support To provide conference attendees an understanding of the USOs near term Wounded Warrior strategy to facilitate more meaningful and productive partnerships. Speaker: John I. Pray, Jr. Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff & Wounded Warrior Programs, USOGrand Breakout Session 7: Panel of Veteran Service OrganizationsBallroom Join us and learn from Veteran Service Organizations about their Wounded Warrior efforts and how they assist Wounded Warriors successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Facilitator: Susan Myers, Naval Sea Systems Command Panelists:  Bill Nelson, Executive Director, USA Cares  Joe Sharpe, Director for National Economic Commission , American Legion  Lisa Killeen, Case Manager, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund  RADM Christopher Cole, USN (Ret), Vice President at The Louis Berger Group , Board Member at Navy Safe Harbor Foundation 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.
  20. 20. 4:00 p.m. Wrap Up Forum in Grand Ballroom and Closing Remarks by Leadership Musical entertainment provided by the United States Navy Band Conference Day 2 Adjourns 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference—9-10 November 2011—Vienna, Va.

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