SAVE THE DATE—Third Annual Thinking Beyond the Transition for Veterans
November 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Transitioning military veterans enter the workforce with diverse experiences and tremendous leadership capacities; yet, achieving the potential benefit for both firm and veteran requires a considerably deeper understanding of what is required for success than either appreciates.
The challenge is significant. In 2014, a survey conducted by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families found that nearly half of veterans leave their first post-military position within a year.
For many, both those who leave their jobs and those who stick it out, even many years in the civilian workforce can leave veterans unsure of the direction that will bring them satisfaction and success.
- The root cause of the challenge is the mis-alignment of expectations for both the veteran and the employer.
- Veterans base many decisions on recruiting and hiring processes where information content is heavily skewed in the favor of the employer
- Veterans are risk takers and fighters – they believe they can ‘power through’ while many managers just ‘don’t want any issues’ and are dis-incentivized to seek change
- The civilian workforce profoundly lacks an understanding of the military experience and culture
- Managers too often take little time to understand or appreciate nuanced capacities and motivators of former military service members
Both veterans and employers have more work to do to improve success rates for each party. This event explores these issues in detail. It offers actionable advice to active duty, currently transitioning and seasoned prior-military and non prior-military professionals wanting to tap the potential of the military’s can-do, high integrity ethos in their organizations.
The event brings together experienced Wall Street professionals and transitioning military persons for an exploration of how to keep prior military talent engaged, while providing organizations with the insights to reap the benefits.
Success, impact, wealth – goals that every ambitious veteran craves. And like many young and motivated professionals out of college who are seeking Wall Street careers, they want results and they want these results fast. A lucky few achieve such, but for many, careers are long, winding roads with ups and downs. For veterans, understanding and managing one’s emotional self has parallels with going into a battle. Just as every veteran recognizes that ‘hope is not a strategy’, attendees should come away with a better appreciation that the ups and downs of joining the civilian workforce requires a well thought out strategy.
What You Will Learn
Attendees will gain better tools for assessing their ambitions, their passions, their strengths and weaknesses, and perhaps most importantly, their personal peeves that will almost certainly be triggered along their paths.
Attendees will delve into corporate cultures and gain a deeper appreciation of management styles, differing vantage points, and areas where conflict and dissatisfaction may arise.
Attendees will gain greater appreciation of how to increase probabilities of success and the importance of quality mentors.
Attendees will gain a better appreciation for the camaraderie and structure that they will quickly realize will be lacking from many civilian work cultures, and how to thrive in such an environment.
Who Should Attend
All non-military and prior service member professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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