|[March 17, 2014]
Groundbreaking leadership program for veterans begins second session in June
MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Exelis Action Corps, the corporate volunteer service program of defense
and aerospace company Exelis,
global talent consultancy Korn
Ferry, and nonprofit organization Points
of Light today announced they are seeking applicants for the second
session of their groundbreaking talent development program to help
recent military veterans become top civilian leaders.
Military Leadership Program (LMLP), initiated last year, utilizes
executive coaches and talent management experts from Korn Ferry and
Exelis to help transitioning veterans translate their leadership skills
to the civilian sector. Participants in the first
session of the program completed their onsite instruction and
coaching in January.
Applications for the next group of veterans will be accepted through
April 11 and can be accessed here.
Veterans of any rank from all branches of the military who have left
service within the last two years, or will be transitioning in the next
six months, are eligible to participate in the free, four-month program.
The LMLP kicks off with an onsite session in the Washington D.C. metro
area, June 20 - 22. Participants for the program will be selected and
notified by May 5. Additional program information is available here.
"This program is all about helping veterans apply their leadership in
new environments," said Exelis Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer Erica
Jeffries. "We have had the privilege of coaching some amazingly
talentd people who have already made considerable sacrifices for their
country. If our inaugural session in January is any indication of the
sessions to follow, participants will be able to engage in a valuable
professional experience focused entirely on accelerating their
successful career transition."
The feedback from the program's first session was extremely positive. A
Marine who recently retired said, "To the entire Korn/Ferry and Exelis
team - deepest thanks for your commitment to veterans and for hosting
the most effective transition/professional development seminar I have
ever attended. You are making a difference."
"We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude for their service," said
Bernadine Karunaratne, president, U.S. Government Consulting Services,
Korn Ferry. "This program was designed to help veterans strengthen their
personal, interpersonal and executive communication skills and develop a
focused career strategy for the private sector. We believe the outcome
will be positive not only for the participants but also their employers
and the economy as a whole."
Background on the program
The transformational LMLP program is designed to help veterans
strengthen their personal, interpersonal and executive communication
skills and develop a clear career strategy. In the career-development
sessions, veterans chart their professional journey, learn how to apply
their leadership skills in civilian positions, and clearly articulate
their differentiated value proposition.
The Leveraging Military Leadership Program was initiated during an
Exelis leadership development program, designed and led by Korn Ferry.
While participating in the program, Jeffries was planning a project to
set veterans up for success as they depart military service, and Korn
Ferry was eager to extend its reach to serve veterans and their
families. It was clear that a partnership between Korn Ferry, Exelis
Action Corps and Points of Light would provide veterans the rare
opportunity to experience world-class civilian leadership training.
Jeffries, a former White House fellow and Army helicopter pilot,
spearheaded the program planning.
The Leveraging Military Leadership Program, which began in January, will
convene multiple times a year and will be held in various sites across
the country. Program organizers will target geographical areas with a
strong military and veteran presence.
Application link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1522111-jQP48ldiAi
About Exelis Action Corps
Action Corps is the signature volunteer service program for Exelis,
a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and
services company. Exelis Action Corps is designed to allow 17,000 Exelis
employees to give back to their communities by serving military service
members, veterans and their families. Exelis leverages a 50-year legacy
of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver
affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a
leader in timing and navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image
processing and distribution, communications and information systems,
logistics and technical services; and we are focused on strategic growth
in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare
and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Exelis
employs about 17,000 people and generated 2013 sales of $4.8 billion.
For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com
or connect with us on Facebook,
About Korn Ferry
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our
inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class
leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent
consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their
goals. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership
development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning and
recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Visit www.kornferry.com
for more information on Korn Ferry, and www.kornferryinstitute.com
for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.
About Points of Light
Points of Light -- the world's largest organization dedicated to
volunteer service -- mobilizes millions of people to take action that is
changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships
with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4
million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring
the power of people to bear where it's needed most. For more
information, go to http://www.pointsoflight.org.
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