Veterans in the Workplace aims to educate business leaders and human resource (HR) professionals how to effectively source and support veteran hiring in the workplace. A part of Maryland Chamber’s MD Spotlight series, this event will focus on identifying, attracting and filling in-demand roles with top talent.
Each year over 200,000 service members return to civilian life creating a large pool of talent that may not be top of mind for all employers. Tapping into the knowledge and perspective of service members transitioning to the civilian workforce has proven to be a successful strategy in workforce development. There is a tremendous opportunity for employers to look to the expertise of veterans and utilize their skill sets.
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is bringing together military personnel, employers, educational institutions and workforce development professionals to discuss:
As a business community, let’s work together to improve upon the employment processes and opportunities for transitioning veterans. Together, we can continue to make Maryland a stronger state.
For more information including sponsorship opportunities contact Marie Rau at firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 1:05pm
Welcome and opening remarks
Christine Ross, President & CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
1:05pm – 1:30pm
VALUING OUR VETERANS
Over 200,000 service members transition out of military service into the civilian sector each year. Hear about why Maryland businesses should look beyond the uniform and see the versatile and employable skills these veterans bring with them from their years of military service. Explore how best to incorporate and support veterans in your own workplace and make the most of their skillsets.
Moderator: Jim Lose, Military Transition Division, Lucas Group
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Incorporating a veterans focused plan into your HR strategy can sound daunting. We’re bringing together best in class examples of businesses and educational institutions who have developed and implemented programs to attract, employ and retain veterans.
Moderator: Dr. Lisa Stern, Visiting Assistant Professor in Human and Organizational Learning, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
2:15pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 3:00pm
KEYNOTE: “ONE HEALTH SYSTEM’S APPROACH TO SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS”
Recognizing that a “one size fits all” approach to healthcare is ineffective, especially as it relates to our military community, is imperative. At Holy Cross Health they’ve created a healthcare program centered around military members, veterans and their families designed to address this issue.
Hear from Dr. Norvell Coots as he presents “One Health System’s Approach to Supporting Our Veterans” and explains the ways this program has benefited their business and community.
Learn how staff at Holy Cross Health are trained to help understand and respond to health concerns and challenges specific to the military community and learn about their commitment to providing respectful and culturally competent health care services.
Dr. Norvell V. Coots, President & CEO, Holy Cross Health
3:00pm – 3:45pm
BASIC TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES
Hear from organizations who have resources to help you leverage your veterans program. These programs will help educate your leadership on best practices in hiring, training and retaining veteran employees. Learn about the programs and initiatives that currently exist and how to successfully implement them into your veterans hiring strategy.
Moderator: Gary Simpson, Transition Coordinator, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor, Naval District Washington, WRNMMC Bethesda
3:45pm – 4:00pm
Thank you and closing remarks
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Networking Reception – “Mandatory Fun”