2016 San Diego Veterans Summit

2016 San Diego Veterans Summit

This half-day Summit will afford an opportunity for veterans, company and organization representatives to come together in an educational forum to hear from fellow veterans and professional leaders as well as learn some of the most-effective best practices regarding veteran hiring, transitioning into a civilian workplace along with professional development opportunities. The Summit Agenda will include two (2) panel discussions: one designed for veterans and one designed for employers.

 

Individual Registration — $99

 

Register
A $3 processing fee will be charged to all registrations

 

Theme

Transition: Adapt and Overcome

 

Date

October 12, 2016

 

Time

8:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

 

Location

9665 Granite Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

 

Host

University of Phoenix

 

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, & Networking
8:30 a.m. — 8:35 a.m. Welcome and Agenda Review
8:35 a.m. — 8:40 a.m. Host Welcome
8:40 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Introductions
9:00 a.m. — 9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion 1
9:45 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. Q&A Session
10:00 a.m. — 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. — 11:05 a.m. Panel Discussion 2
11:05 a.m. — 11:20 a.m. Q&A Session
11:20 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks

 

Employers Panel

Janis Whitaker

Janis
Whitaker
Vice President and Founder
JBS Transition Experts

Tim Matheus

Tim
Matheus
Veteran Outreach Program Coordinator
County of San Diego

 

Veterans (Military) Panel

Chermaine Harrell

Chermaine
Harrell
Associate Regional Dean, Military & VA Programs
National University

Sandy Demunnik

Sandy
Demunnik
Public Affairs Officer
Naval Base Coronado

Shane Paul

Shane
Paul
Vice President of Operations
Jack in the Box Inc.

 

Moderator

Krishna Jackson

Krishna
Jackson
Communications Consultant
The Marlin Alliance Inc

 

Topics

Military and Veterans Panel

  1. What was your choice and your personal transition plan for your “next career” when you decided to leave the military service?
  2. What do feel was the most difficult part of making the transition from the military to the civilian sector?
  3. As a military-family member, what were some challenges you experienced while seeking employment as you moved from one location to another? How did you overcome those challenges?
  4. What has been or was the biggest obstacle you believe you encountered during your transition from the military to civilian life? How did you manage it?
  5. Most of us have pre-established conceptions of what a new workplace or work environment will be like. Please share with us what you believe was the biggest surprise (culture shock, learning curve, change in behavior) you had in making your transition to the civilian work environment.
  6. What military or civilian resources did you find most valuable in helping you make your transition?
  7. In thinking about transition resources, what resources did you wish you had or had taken advantage of to assist with your transition process?
  8. Looking at your personal transition process, what is the best piece of advice or recommendation you can share with other transitioning veterans or military-family members?
  9. Is there anything you would like to add that we have not covered?

Employers Panel

  1. How does your company support veteran hiring or the hiring of a military-family member?
  2. What type of exempt (salary) and/or non-exempt (hourly) positions within your organization have been filled by veterans or a spouse of a military member?
  3. How would a transitioning military member or family member determine what types of civilian positions they best fit in the civilian sector if they are not familiar with all of their titles?
  4. What are 3 things a military member, who is 6 months to 1 year from separating or retiring from the military, do to best prepare himself or herself to enter into the job market in San Antonio or another community?
  5. What are 3 things a military family member, who is seeking employment opportunities, do to best preparehimself or herself to enter into the job market in San Antonio or another community?
  6. Does your company have programs to specifically address the transitions needs of veterans and military-­family members such as onboarding programs, affinity groups, or mentor assignments? Please explain. If not, are there plans to create these types of programs?
  7. What are the qualities that you, as an employer, find most valuable that a veteran or military-­family member brings to the workplace?
  8. Please share with ussome of the workplace transition challenges that some of your veteran employees have encountered and what were you able to do to assist them to successfully work through that challenge.
  9. Please share with us one or two success stories concerning the hiring of veterans or military-­family members and their transition process.
  10. When interviewing with your company, what do you recommend to a veteran or military-­family member that would best help him or her translate his or her military experience? Please givesome examples.
  11. What is the best advice you have for veterans or military-­family members, specifically addressing their ability to make a successful transition into the workplace?
  12. Knowing that some of our returning veterans have acquired a service-­related disability during their tour of duty, what programs or activities within your or another organization do you think are best practices that will help serve these individuals with a successful transition into civilian employment
  13. Briefly explain the Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act of 2011 and howyour company complying with and implementing the requirements of this Act.
  14. What is your outlook on the future of employment opportunities within your organization for veterans along with your outlook regarding the hiring of military-­family members?
  15. Is there anything you would like to add that we have not covered?

 

Sponsorship Opportunities




Title Sponsor — Donor Level $10,500

  • Designated as a title sponsor for the California Veterans Summit; this designation will be on the program. There will only be one title sponsor at $10,500.
  • An opportunity to have a representative from your organization speak at the event (5 minutes)
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Plaque at the event
  • Recognition on the California Diversity Council website as a sponsor
  • Large corporate logo on the cover of the program
  • Full-page ad in the program; Ads must be received 2 weeks before the scheduled event

Gold — Donor Level $5,500

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the California Veterans Summit
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Plaque at the event
  • Recognition on the California Diversity Council website as a sponsor
  • Corporate logo on the cover of the program
  • Half-page ad in the program; Ads must be received 2 weeks before the scheduled event

Silver — Donor Level $2,500

  • Designated as an official sponsor of the California Veterans Summit
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Plaque at the event
  • Quarter-page ad in the program; Ads must be submitted 2 weeks before the scheduled event

Bronze — Donor Level $1,500

  • Designated as an official sponsor of the California Veterans Summit
  • Corporate logo on the event promotional material listed
  • Public recognition at the event as a sponsor

Individual Registration — Donor Level $99

  • Event registration for a single attendee

 

Individual Registration — $99

 

Register
A $3 processing fee will be charged to all registrations

 

Sponsorship

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jacob Tadesse via jacob.tadesse@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.