John Sutton of Vencore Named Closing Speaker of WashingtonExec’s Navigating Your Transition to Industry Seminar

John Sutton, Vencore

John Sutton, Vencore

On Thursday, July 14, from noon to 5 p.m., WashingtonExec will facilitate a one-day seminar for retiring government executives seeking smooth transition to industry in a non-threatening, collegial and off-the-record environment in Tysons Corner, Va.

The Navigating Your Transition to Industry Seminar  focuses on how executives can transition effectively during the crucial first 45 days after obtaining an inaugural industry job. The sessions are geared towards GS-14 executives who plan to head to a Director and higher position in industry. Those who have already landed in industry and are looking to brush up on their business acumen should also attend.

John Sutton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Civilian and Defense Group of Vencore has been named the closing executive speaker on the topics of The First 90 Days in Industry and Public, Private and Private Equity Corporate Culture: What to Know Before You Go. Sutton will give a candid perspective on what hiring managers look for when seeking input from executives retiring from government and also address the importance of fitting into the workplace’s culture, finding a mentor in the business, and contributing to the bottom line of an organization (even without having a P&L).

Read on about our other program speakers on WashingtonExec.

SEMINAR TOPICS: Transition Techniques and Paradigm Shift (what they don’t tell you at your retirement seminar), An Executive Recruiter Perspective: The Dos and Don’ts of Interview Preparation, Building a Personal Brand in the Government Contracting Industry (online and offline), The Fundamentals of Effective Business Development (GATE reviews, pipeline techniques, profit and loss, financial statements etc), Discussion with Industry Executive on Hiring from Government: The First 90 Days in Industry and new for this session -Public, Private and Private Equity Corporate Culture: What to Know Before You Go.

WHO: There is a better way. Both employers and future employees deserve an effective transition process.  The sessions are geared towards GS-14 executives and above who plan to head to a Director, VP or higher position in the defense industry.

WHAT: All government executives transitioning from government to industry should be exposed to the “business executive” fundamentals in order to become more effective leaders at their new organizations. The July 14 WashingtonExec Navigating from Government to Industry Seminar was created to bridge the learning curve for organizations with senior government executives transitioning to the private sector. The sessions are geared towards GS-14 executives and above who plan to head to a Director, VP or higher position in the defense industry. Also, if you are already working in the industry but would like to improve your odds at staying at your company or be ready for the first transition -this will be time well spent.

WHY: We volunteer to run these seminars because the school of “hard knocks” is really hard. Many of those who have volunteered to help scope the Navigating Your Transition to Industry Seminar believe that there is a better way for highly-qualified government executives to transition to industry then “feeling your way around in the corporate darkness”. The learning curve for organizations with senior government executives transitioning to the private sector is large; both employers and future employees deserve an effective transition process.

WHEN: Thursday, July 14, 2016

WHERE: Tysons Corner, Va.

COST: $100 per person at https://navtoindustryjuly2016.eventbrite.com

PROGRAM: WashingtonExec, in collaboration with a number of senior executives led by CEO and Founder of TCG International ltd. Mark Chadason, are facilitating a third running of a seminar for retiring government executives seeking smooth transition to industry in a non-threatening, collegial and off-the-record environment.  The Navigating Your Transition to Industry Seminar’s sessions in October 2015 and February 2016 were attended by 25 executives, including former GS-14, three star Generals, Admirals, and SES/SISs. The program received extremely positive feedback and due to popular demand, WashingtonExec will host a third Navigating Your Transition to Industry Seminar July 14th 2016.

The Navigating Your Transition to Industry Seminar will cover how federal executives should approach post-government employment and transition effectively over the crucial first 45 days after obtaining an inaugural industry job.  In addition, we will address how to navigate the “10 month blues” experienced by most who go through the transition. The second half of the seminar will speak to how executives can transition to their second job (almost 80% of new executives will only stay at their first post-government company for over 18 months).

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO:  We have a unique perspective and opportunity and fantastic track record of helping place executives and provide pointed advice to those who have spent their careers supporting the mission. Past attendees have landed positions at organizations such as Microsoft, Leidos and CSRA.

We volunteer to run these seminars because the school of “hard knocks” is really hard. Many of us who transitioned from government to industry believe that there is a better way than OJT and or feeling your way around in the corporate darkness. The learning curve for organizations with senior government executives transitioning to the private sector is large; both employers and future employees deserve an effective transition process.

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