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  1. 1. February 18 – 19, 2010 Arlington, VA Recruit and Retain Returning Veterans to Your Vacant Positions Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Identify Best Practices in Assisting Veterans with a Successful Transition from Military to Civilian Life You Will Learn to: Develop an Effective Job Training Program for Returning Veterans Equip your office with the tools necessary to train veterans returning to the civilian workforce Create a Strategic Plan for Your Veteran Reintegration Strategy Align your veteran reintegration workforce strategy with long term reachable goals Assist Disabled Veterans with Employment Learn how to work with veterans and employers to provide equal job placement opportunities for those with service-connected disabilities Utilize One-Stop Career Center Approaches to Reintegration Properly screen veterans to ensure the right candidates are selected for interviews In Association with: Make the Most of One-Stop Career Center Veteran Services
  2. 2. Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Day One February 18, 2010 8:30 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 Keynote Address: Transition Assistance into Civilian Life For any soldier returning from duty, the transition from military to civilian life can be challenging. By providing veterans the opportunity to develop skills that will enhance their academic, social and professional success, you can ensure a smooth and successful transition into the civilian workforce. During this Keynote Address, you will learn to: • Recognize the fundamentals of transitioning from a military job to a civilian job • Identify the possible challenges for soldiers entering into the workforce • Understand how the current economic situation affects veterans John Campbell Founder and CEO, MyVetwork 10:00 11:15 Break and Refreshments Utilize Employment Resources to Actively Seek Returning Veterans 10:15 • Discuss the resources that are available for organizations to assist in the hiring of returning veterans Create and Execute a Strategic Plan for Your Short-Term and Long-Term Veteran Reintegration • Use current best practices and disability management Strategy to help address the needs of veterans during their reintegration back into civilian positions • Create a strategic plan for the organization, dividing • Discuss a lost of potential red flags that may indicate an workforce goals into short-term and long-term initiatives individual is struggling with reintegration • Identify the strategies, goals and demonstrated results that you want to outline Tony Cropper • Develop unique ways to align your veteran reintegration Veteran Services Manager, Virginia Employment Commission workforce strategy with long term reachable goals 12:15 Angela Guidroz Lunch Break Employers Support of Guard and Reserve State of Louisiana Ombudsman “Great energy, appropriate examples that were transferable.” BRIAN HOUGHTON, TALENT MANAGEMENT ANALYST, 3M
  3. 3. Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Who Day One (continued) Should February 18, 2010 Attend: 1:15 • State and Local Workforce Develop Skill Training Programs to Manage the Veteran Workforce Agencies • Heighten awareness amongst managers and supervisors to better manage veterans • Human Resource Directors • Learn strategies for developing a sound military reintegration process • Directors of Workforce • Understand ways to address veteran preferences, appreciation and support Planning Allen Bergeron • One-Stop Administrators Veterans Consultant, City of Austin Human Resources Department and Operational Staff 2:15 • Job Corps Center Directors Break and Refreshments • Directors of Organizational Development and Career Administration 2:30 Properly Translate Military Talent into Civilian Skills • Workforce Investment Program Managers and Coordinators • Clearly identify the person’s talents, skills and what motivates them • Encourage development of skills regarding information gathering and problem-solving through employment training Top Five • Create an environment in which veterans can feel comfortable enough to seek support due to transitional troubles or issues associated with military duty Reasons to Matthew J. Cary Attend: National President, Veterans and Military Families for Progress 1. Learn how to better serve veterans in the 3:30 reintegration process Enable Veterans with Disabilities 2. Assist veterans in • Enable veterans with service-connected disabilities to become employable, and overcoming the mental obtain and maintain suitable employment and physical challenges of • Address the unique and specific needs of veterans with service-connected active duty disabilities in order to help them transition to civilian life • Identify benefit packages that rehabilitate veterans by focusing on their strengths 3. Prepare veterans to find while remaining mindful of their wounds job success and stability through vocational Angela Guidroz rehabilitation Employers Support of Guard and Reserve, State of Louisiana Ombudsman 4. Educate employers on the 4:30 value of hiring veterans Day One Adjourns 5. Enable veterans to confidently integrate into the civilian workforce
  4. 4. Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Day Two February 19, 2010 8:30 11:15 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast Understand the Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) 9:00 • Identify how VWIP funding aids veterans Reintegrate Veterans into the Workforce • Learn which organizations are eligible for VWIP funding through Vocational Rehabilitation and how to obtain funding if currently ineligible • Recognize the program features and activities required The training and skills a soldier learns while in the military for a competitively funded VWIP program can prove to be valuable and effective in many civilian vocations. When those skills are harnessed and developed, Bob Simpson a veteran can successful find placement in a stable job Maryland Workforce Promise, Way Station Inc. situation. During this Keynote Address, you will learn to: • Access employment and training services veterans need 12:15 to re-enter the labor force Lunch Break • Institute vocational assessments to assist in vocational job placement decisions 1:15 • Make connections between military skills and Retain Veterans Integrated Into the Workforce appropriate civilian jobs • Create follow-up programs to keep track of veterans Barry Denton currently in the workplace Sergeant, Louisville Metro Police Department • Identify opportunities for veterans to improve skills and advance in the civilian workforce 10:00 • Remain up-to-date with the VA’s retention programs to Break and Refreshments keep veterans informed Barry Denton 10:15 Sergeant, Louisville Metro Police Department Reintegration Assistance for Homeless Veterans 2:15 • Harness productive life skills to aid homeless veterans in work readiness Break and Refreshments • Recognize resources and requirements determined by the HVRP (homeless veterans reintegration program) • Identify funding opportunities for your organization and ways to obtain funding specifically for homeless veterans Bob Simpson Maryland Workforce Promise, Way Station Inc.
  5. 5. Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Day Two (continued) Sponsorship February 19, 2010 Opportunities 2:30 As a conference and training Engage Veterans in the Reintegration Process provider, The Performance Institute is an expert in • Create a sense empowerment in veterans to want to return to the civil workforce bringing together leaders • Develop ways to encourage veterans to actively participate in the reintegration to share and discuss best process practices and innovations. We • Maintain a positive outlook on reintegration despite a down economy connect decision-makers with Richie Whiteside respected solution providers. Founder, Veteran Reintegration Center of Jacksonville The Institute offers four different 3:30 pre-designed sponsorship The One-Stop Career Center Approach packages: to Reintegration • Event Co-Sponsor • Align your one-stop to provide employers with access to the veteran labor pool • Session Sponsor • Recruit, screen, and refer veterans ranging from entry-level workers to highly skilled professionals • Luncheon Sponsor • Screen veterans to ensure the right workers with the right skills are selected for • Exhibit Booth Sponsor interviews 4:30 For more information on Day Two Adjourns sponsorships or to get started, contact Meredith Mason at 202-739-9707 or Meredith.Mason@ “ I loved hearing what other organizations are doing to attract talent- great conference!” KIM KOSTEK, U.S. ARMY
  6. 6. Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Logistics & Registration Venue & Hotel QUALITY ASSURANCE The Performance Institute strives to provide you with the most productive and effective Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce will be held at The Performance educational experience possible. If after completing the course you feel there is some way Institute Conference Center in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the we can improve, please write your comments on the evaluation form provided upon your Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line. A public parking garage is arrival. Should you feel dissatisfied with your learning experience and wish to request a located just inside of the building for $10/day. credit or refund, please submit it in writing no later than 10 business days after the end of the training to: The Performance Institute Conference Center Corporate Headquarters: 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Sixth Floor The Performance Institute Arlington, VA 22201 805 15th Street, NW – 3rd Floor 877-992-9521 | Washington, DC 20005 A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Arlington Rosslyn Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the event, some speaker changes or Courtyard by Marriott at the prevailing rate of $209 until January topic changes may occur in the program. The Performance Institute is not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a comparable speaker is located to participate 17, 2010. Please call the hotel directly and reference code “Veteran in the program. Reintegration” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. If for any reason The Performance Institute decides to cancel this conference, The Please ask the hotel about a complimentary shuttle that is also available for Performance Institute accepts no responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants, including delegates, sponsors your convenience. and guests. Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott DISCOUNTS 1533 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209 •All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut- off date in order to receive any discount. 703-528-2222 •Any discounts offered whether by The Performance Institute (including team discounts) must also require payment at the time of registration. •All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. •Discounts cannot be applied retroactively Tuition & Group Discounts: The tuition rate for attending the Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce is as follows: Offerings Early Bird Rate* Regular Rate Conference $699 $799 *For the early bird rate, register by November 25, 2009. For information about group discounts, please contact Melvin Hall at 202-739-9630 or “ Very useful information from knowledgeable and experienced speakers.” CARMEN ORTIZ, HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
  7. 7. Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Logistics & Registration Visit Fax this form to Call 866-234-0680 877-992-9521 Registration Form Yes! Register me for the whole week of Veteran Reintegration into the Workforce Please call me. I am interested in a special group discount for my team Delegate Information Name Title Organization Dept. Address City State Zip Telephone Fax Email Payment Information Check Purchase Order/Training Form Credit Card Credit Card Number Expiration Date Verification no. Name on Card Billing Address Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute CANCELLATION POLICY: The Performance Institute will provide a full refund less a $399 administration fee for cancellations requested four weeks prior to the event start date unless cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to the event start date. If a cancellation is requested less than two weeks prior to the event start date, no refund will be issued. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event will be charged the entire registration fee. All cancellations must be requested through the cancellation link found in your attendance confirmation email. Please note that cancellation is not final until you receive a cancellation confirmation email. I have read and accepted the Cancellation Policy above. ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED By: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________________ Priority Code: W235-WEB
  8. 8. About the Performance Institute Called “the leading think tank in performance measurement for government” on OMB’s, The Performance Institute has been a leader in Performance Management training and policy since the 2000 administration transition. As part of the Government Performance Coalition, a group of good government organizations, the Institute worked in 2000 to deliver recommendations to the then new administration on what would become the President’s Management Agenda. In 2009, the Institute is leading Innovations in Government: From Transition to Transformation, or, a collection of forums, research and recommendations to bring insight and transformation to the federal government. The goal of is to centralize the importance of performance, accountability and transparency in government and to disseminate the leading best practices to government managers. The Performance Institute has published several research reports regarding performance management initiatives and trains over 10,000 government managers per year on performance-based topics. Dedicated to improving citizen services and taxpayer transparency, the Institute uses a best-practices foundation to deliver the most effective and tested methodologies for improving performance. 805 15th Street, NW – 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20005