Integrating & Supporting Veterans in the Workforce
Our focus for May is diversity as it applies to veterans. In this presentation, Major General (Ret.) Mary Saunders will review current demographics of veterans, their skills sets and the advantages and challenges that today’s veterans face. She will also highlight unique aspects of women veterans. Participants will benefit from learning best practices surrounding recruitment and retention of veterans as well as implementation of programs that support veterans in the workplace.
Main points covered include:
-Average age, deployment cycles, education levels and experience.
-Training opportunities, both hard and soft skills
-Advantages in hiring veterans
-Unique challenges of hiring and retaining veterans
-Women veterans, review the facts
-Transitioning to civilian work force
About the speaker:
Major General Mary L. Saunders, USAF (Ret), is the epitome of leadership. During her 34-year career in the United States Air Force, she was the first female general to serve as Pentagon Director of Transportation. She was also the first female Commander of Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio and the second African American female to achieve position of general. Her work garnered one of five prestigious Commander-In-Chief, U.S. Presidential level awards for Organizational Excellence. She was inducted into Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame in 2014-2015.
Currently, she is the Executive Director of the first Leadership Institute at Texas Woman’s University. During her tenure, she has established a Certificate in Leadership for undergraduate students and presented workshops to more than 300 businesses/civic groups, and veterans. She was selected as a participant in the Leadership America Program, and inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
Her community involvement has resulted in garnering $52,000 in grants for the Denton County Meals on Wheels. She served as trustee on Dallas Women’s Foundation, awarding grants of $2M, and she received the “Maura Women Helping Women” award from the Dallas Women’s Foundation.
This program is pending 1.00 recertification credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR through HRCI and 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM.
Mid-Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality or the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
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Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.
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