The Hay Group , a division of Korn Ferry and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), announced June 30 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.
“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,” retired Army Major Gen. and Korn Ferry Senior Partner Randy Manner said. “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,” SAIC Chief Human Resources Officer Kimberly Admire said. “We offer a variety of positions for veterans transitioning from military to civilian work, including many in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields. 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 Leveraging Military Leadership Program increased my self-awareness, gave me more confidence, and most of all, helped me formulate an effective transition strategy,” retired Navy Cmdr. Christopher Cizek said. “This helped me land the exact job in federal financial management I wanted. 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,” retired Air Force Major Gen. Kelly McKeague said. “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.”
A team of global leadership experts from Hay Group 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. Veterans will receive the same research-based leadership development services Hay Group offers to boards, CEOs and senior executives at leading global organizations.
Veterans interested in applying can learn more here.