Korn Ferry and SAIC to Offer World-Class Leadership Development Program to Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers
Program Open to Eligible Service Members from All Branches of the U.S. Military
McLean, Va., JUNE 30, 2016 –The Korn Ferry division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), a leading technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets, today announced that online applications are being accepted through Aug. 1, 2016 for the ninth cohort of the Leveraging Military Leadership Program (LMLP).
LMLP is designed to guide successful transitions from military to civilian careers and is open to veterans of any rank who separated from military service in the last two years or who will transition in the next 12 months. To date, more than 350 service members from all branches of the military have participated in this pro bono program. In 2015, the program was honored with Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Silver Award for Community Service.
A team of global leadership experts from Korn Ferry and SAIC will lead veterans through a three-month program composed of online, remote, and in-person assessments; coaching; instruction; group exercises; and lectures. The in-person portion of the program takes place Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016 in McLean, Virginia. Veterans will receive the same research-based leadership development services Korn Ferry offers to boards, CEOs, and senior executives at leading global organizations.
“The Leveraging Military Leadership Program teaches veterans how to strengthen their personal, interpersonal, and executive communication skills, clearly articulate their unique value, and chart their professional journey based on a strong career strategy,” explains retired Army Major Gen. and Korn Ferry Senior Partner Randy Manner. “We have had the privilege of working with some of the finest military professionals as they explore their career 2.0.”
“As a leading technology integrator, supporting and hiring veterans is one of our top priorities. We offer a variety of positions for veterans transitioning from military to civilian work, including many in science, technology, engineering, and math related fields,” said SAIC Chief Human Resources Officer Kimberly Admire. “Within SAIC, more than 25 percent of our workforce are veterans. We believe veterans bring a valuable and unique skillset to our company. We are proud to host this program that aims to enable veterans to apply their expertise to civilian careers across the country.”
The program has also garnered tremendous support from past participants.
“The Leveraging Military Leadership Program increased my self-awareness, gave me more confidence, and most of all helped me formulate an effective transition strategy. This helped me land the exact job in federal financial management I wanted,” said Christopher Cizek, retired Navy Cmdr. with 22 years of service. “The perspectives I gained continue to help me succeed in my new career.”
“An extremely insightful, innovative, and pragmatic course, the Leveraging Military Leadership Program was both professionally challenging and personally enriching,” said Kelly McKeague, retired Air Force Major Gen. with 34 years of service. “It stretched my perspectives, armed me with invaluable tools, and enabled me to hone my transition focus. Two tangible outcomes were my ability to better tap into non-traditional networks and to articulate a more resonating personal story.”
Veterans interested in applying can learn more here.
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