Upcoming Events for GVFHRA
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Monday, September 11, 2017 | GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | I Now Pronounce You Work and Life
Thursday, October 05, 2017 | Best Practices for Veteran Hiring and Retention from a Panel of Industry Experts
Friday, October 13, 2017 | GVFHRA Summit

Monday, September 11, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
NO August Meeting

GVFHRA Career Management & Transition Group Meeting

Please register in advance at: www.gvfhra.org

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time:
5:30 to 7:15 PM
Location:
CCI Consulting Corporate Office
Arborcrest Corporate Campus - Hillcrest II
721 Arbor Way, Suite 180
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Cost: no charge

Who is invited to attend: active GVFHRA chapter members in-transition or preparing to explore the labor market.  Prospective chapter members are also invited to attend these meetings. Attendees are always encouraged to bring along a guest

(Please note GPS does not register this address; Google Maps does.  This Corporate Campus entrance is at intersection of Township Line Rd and Union Meeting Rd in Blue Bell ¨C just a couple blocks from Blue Bell Post Office.)


 

Location
CCI Consulting Corporate Office
Blue Bell PA 19422
Door to door directions

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM
I Now Pronounce You Work and Life
SHRM and HRCI Credits Pending
Speaker(s): Al Chiaradonna

I Now Pronounce You Work and Life 
September Dinner
Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 PM

I was once the guy who missed countless family Thanksgiving dinners and my own surprise birthday party because I prioritized work and career above all else. Unaware I was headed down a path that would only lead to a lifetime of regret, it took a moment of disruption and 4 words from my wife to alter the course of my future permanently. I have since devoted my life to creating a journey of personalized growth, which promotes a simple philosophy that, at its core, is the integration of (or marriage between) life and work. 
 Al Chiaradonna is a self-proclaimed “Minister of Integration”. While he is not an actual minister, he is a husband, a dad, a coach, a friend and a business executive who has spent the last two decades trying to make his way in the world by “marrying” life and work. To him, it’s not a balance of one over the other, but rather a limitless set of experiences that have afforded him a career designed to enable the life he is blessed to lead. 

 SPEAKER-When Al Chiaradonna looked in the mirror on his graduation day, all he thought was “I need to get to work”. By the age of 22, he had lost both of his parents and felt paralyzed by fear that he only had himself to rely on and it was time go to work. 

 Thirty years later, Al is on the executive management team for leading financial services firm, SEI Investments, and serves as an adjunct professor for Villanova University’s Executive MBA program. At Villanova, Al teaches leadership and executive coaching courses, including a course called Managing Yourself and Your Career. It’s a topic that he is passionate about it.

A lot of personal and professional experiences occurred between these two time periods in Al’s life.  Al helped manage businesses ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises and he has shaped strategies for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has spoken all over the globe on topics ranging from industry dynamics and global talent management to leadership, business strategy and work-life integration.  As an active member of his community, Al sits on the school board of Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary School, as well as AIM Academy and is co-founder of the non-profit organization, Project Gumball.  Along the way he met and married the love of his life and together they have three beautiful children.
 

Today, Al writes about managing the journey and growing as leaders and individuals through everyday life experiences on a blog he authors for SEI, called Front and Centered.  You can follow him on twitter @SEIAlCh and watch a recent TEDx he gave on work-life integration. 

Since that day over thirty years ago, Al has followed a journey of personal and professional growth. A journey he never sees ending.


 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $30.00
Non Members $40.00
Student Pricing $20.00

Reserve Only Pricing
GVFHRA members $35.00
Non Members $45.00
Location
Crowne Plaza
King of Prussia PA 19406
Door to door directions

Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:30 AM
Best Practices for Veteran Hiring and Retention from a Panel of Industry Experts
Approved for 1.5 SHRM PDC's and HRCI credits
Speaker(s): Panel

Best Practices for Veteran Hiring and Retention from a Panel of Industry Experts 
October 5TH Breakfast
7:30AM Breakfast Starts-Program starts at 8AM
Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia

The number of veterans seeking to enter the civilian workforce over the past 25 years has increased dramatically, but for many companies, military veterans remain an untapped resource when it comes to answering their recruiting needs.  Bringing skilled veterans together with hiring companies is not always as easy as you may think. Many employers prefer to hire veterans, but have difficulty attracting veterans to their openings and the traditional sources of job fairs and strategic placement of job postings don’t always have the success that employers seek. Veterans often have a difficult time translating their military experience into “civilian speak”, companies may have difficult time reading a veteran’s resume and deciphering the military terms, and veterans are often reluctant to self-identify their veteran status.  This panel discussion will help crack the code of this type of recruiting, and explain the return on investment, and emphasize the comradery that goes along when companies implement a successful veteran hiring program.

 Barbara Doyne- Veteran Advocate, Philanthropic Entrepreneur, Social Innovator, and Community Leader. Barbara’s diverse career in the military, financial services sector, philanthropy and consulting provide a unique consultative perspective to government leaders, businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations creating collaboration within communities resulting in building an integrated network of support and resources for our Veterans and their families. Barbara founded and serves as the Executive Director of 5 Star Women, an organization committed to serving the under-represented population of women veterans and ensuring these women thrive in their post-military lives by focusing on family, health, career, education and housing needs.  Barbara served in the U.S. Navy first as a Russian Linguist and then as a Commissioned Officer in the intelligence field where she became the first woman to earn her Naval Aviation Observer Wings.  After leaving the military, Barbara spent over a decade in the financial services sector in numerous leadership roles and, in 2015, was awarded the inaugural Veterans of Influence Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal for her dedication to our veterans as for her business leadership in the Greater Philadelphia region. Barbara is currently working to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Philanthropy at Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and holds an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology and a BBA from National University. 

Tracy Flanagan-Co-founder & Senior Vice President, JDog Franchises, LLC. Tracy helped create JDog Junk Removal & Hauling with her husband Jerry in 2011 and built upon and expanded its focus to enable veterans and veteran families to realize their dream of business ownership. In addition to explaining the benefits of JDog franchise ownership to veterans and their spouses, Tracy assists the franchisees in launching their businesses through culture and customer service training as well as ensuring consistency in operations throughout all franchises.  She created and leads the JDog Spouses resource group and acts as both resource and mentors to franchisees and their spouses, assisting in connecting franchisees with the VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program. Tracy also takes an active role in marketing the JDog brand, attending military job fairs, conferences and conventions, and traveling to franchisee territories.
Prior to starting JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, Tracy obtained a degree as a legal secretary and worked in the legal and corporate sector for several years, including roles at Unisys Corporation and Hahneman Hospital.  Her outside interests include volunteer ambulance work as an EMT for 10 years and is active in several modern ballet and jazz dance groups.  She also served as a Deacon and Co-Chair of the Worship Committee at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Michael HansenNational Director of Veterans Affairs, Power Home Remodeling. Michael excelled within various leadership roles within Power Home Remodeling, the nation’s second largest remodeler, creating its Military Affairs department and leading the newly created Power Veterans Initiative, a unique approach to recruiting and retaining veterans which increases the talent development of veterans and their spouses within the organization.  His success at Power has had a big impact for hundreds of veterans and their families around the country, and it will continue to have an even bigger impact in the years to come. Michael also served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2010, being deployed four times within the Marine Corps Intelligence Community during his service. His deployments included serving in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan, where he was attached to the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.  As a Counterintelligence Analyst, Michael worked closely with local human intelligence sources to create a clear picture of the areas of operations, meritoriously promoted to Sergeant, and subsequently awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his efforts overseas. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution at San Diego State University, and attended graduate school at The Institute of World Politics.

Deborah Kliman-Vice President of Human Resources, Sabre Systems, Inc.  As a member of Sabre’s leadership team, she provides strategic guidance to executive management and provides hands-on direction to Sabre’s geographically dispersed and diverse workforce, while supporting their workforce of 21% veterans.  Deb’s more than 25 years of HR expertise, includes entrepreneurial experience in launching and running her own HR consulting and recruiting firm and prior HR roles at Verizon and Verizon Affiliates.  In addition to serving as Diversity Resource Connection Member for the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association, Deb’s volunteerism extends deeply into the veteran communities, including presentations to veterans groups at local universities as well as resume preparation, job searching and interviewing skills, role-play interviewing, and helping veterans identify their transferable skills to successfully transition from the military to private industry. In addition, she was a guest speaker on the “Welcome Home Veterans” Radio Show and is a member of the Philadelphia Salute Coalition where she and other veterans and veteran Supporters connect veterans to Philadelphia employers and empower local companies to strengthen their veteran networks.
Deb earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Arcadia University and has completed the Michigan Ross School of Business’ Strategic Human Resource Planning Executive Education Program.

Daniel La Hart—Sr. Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion, Lincoln Financial Group.  Daniel provides Diversity and Inclusion consultative support for Lincoln Financial Distribution, Lincoln Financial Network, Annuity Solutions and Group Protection. Prior to joining Lincoln, Daniel’s MetLife role was focused on Military and Veteran Programs, providing programs whose impact intersected multi-functional areas of the organization including: talent acquisition, development and retention; community alignment including philanthropic efforts; and product and service alignment.  Daniel worked closely with MetLife’s Military Veterans Network to promote associate engagement, provide educations on military talent and culture as well as support career development through Diversity Resource Networks.
Daniel also served as career firefighter with the state of New Jersey for 3 years. Daniel continues his service in the New Jersey Air National Guard as an Intelligence Analyst and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer.  His military experience spans 13 years with multiple deployments in the Air Force in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Thomas Edison State College, Associates of Science degrees in Intelligence Studies and Fire Science from the Community College of the Air Force, and he is currently pursuing an MBA at Thomas Edison State College.

Jean South--CEO of Hire Served, a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in finding prior servicemembers (military, law enforcement, first responders) for its clients. The daughter of Army veterans and wife of a Marine, Jean spent nine years in government service herself as an FBI Special Agent, specializing in Russian Organized Crime cases. She also spent two years working for McChrystal Group, a leadership and management-consulting firm founded by retired Four-Star General Stanley McChrystal. Jean is the host of Career Chat: Navigating Your Career with Purpose and Intention, which airs weekly on the RVN Television Network and the Recruiting and Career Chat podcast produced by Hire Served.
In her "spare" time, she is a Board member with Semper Fido, a non-profit which pairs veterans with PTSD and TBI with service dogs, and a volunteer with The Weekly Fight, an organization dedicated to bringing attention to the high rate of suicides in the veteran community.

Jean earned her MBA and her Bachelor degree in Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University.


 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $30.00
Non Members $40.00
Student Pricing $20.00

Reserve Only Pricing
GVFHRA members $35.00
Non Members $45.00
Location
Crowne Plaza
King of Prussia PA 19406
Door to door directions

Friday, October 13, 2017 7:30 AM to 4:15 PM
GVFHRA Summit

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