UCI Joint 2016-2017 Veteran Talent Reintegration Conferences
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Veteran Talent Recruitment & Retention Bootcamp for HR Professionals

Conference Info

Monday, July 18, 2016
Registration: 8:00 am 
Program: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Human Resources Certification Institute Credit Pending

University of California, Irvine
UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom
Pereira Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

The Orange County Community Foundation funded Veterans Study indicates only 50% of Post 9/11 and only 30% of Pre-9/11 Veterans are working full-time, and yet during the ’80s almost 60% of all U.S. publicaly held company CEO’s were veterans. | Successfully Recruit and Retain Veteran Talent n Approximately 9 percent of Fortune 100 n Approximately 9 percent of U.S. company CEO’s are former service members businesses are owned by veterans. | California leads the nation with the highest population of veterans at approximately 2 million statewide, with the largest concentration residing in Southern California. Learn how to successfully integrate this largely untapped pool of talent into jobs at your company. At the Veteran Talent Recruitment & Retention Bootcamp for HR Professionals you will learn: • Proven strategies from major companies on successful veteran retention and recruitment • How to build your veteran hiring program leveraging resources you already have • How to translate military skills into civilian industry jobs • How to better develop veteran talent • Benefit reward programs to companies hiring veterans And increase your understanding of • Relevant law and available state, county and community resources • Veteran health issues o What is PTSD TBI and how common o Address and de-mystify common stigmas o And more | “ Veterans have special abilities and common traits, including discipline, maturity, adaptability and dedication. They operate with high integrity and high ethical standards” —Medwestvaco Corp Fortune 500 CEO John Luke

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration ends July 5, 2016: $99.00
Registration after July 5, 2016: $125.00

07.18.16 Schedule

8:00 am                                         Registration Opens
8:30 Welcome /Thank You’s/Introductions
8:35 – 9:15 am      Breakfast and General Session: The State of the American Veteran: The OC Veteran’s Study
Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor Office of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
9:15  Introduction Health Experts Panel 
9:20 – 10:35 am  Morning Session #1 – Health Experts Panel: Overview of Common (and Commonly Misunderstood) Veteran Health Issues & Resources
Provides a general overview and understanding of - PTSD - particularly Combat Veterans; Sexual Trauma; Health resources/treatments, Stigma Challenge - debunking myths/negative perceptions
Panel Moderator: Dr. Chris Reist, Associate Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior, UCI and LBVAMC; Director, UCI Institute for Clinical & Translational Science – Heroes at Home
1) “Demystifying PTSD and TBI: Overview of Presentation and Treatment”
Michael Hollifield MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Director, Program for Traumatic Stress, Long Beach VA Healthcare System 
2) “Creating a Trauma Informed Workplace for Veterans: Supporting Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma” 
Eli Pascal, UCI Assistant Director, CARE Campus Assault Resources in Education
3) “Impact of Invisible Wounds of War on Returning to the Workplace” 
John Tyler, US Army Sergeant (Ret), Employment Coordinator, Long Beach VA Healthcare System
10:35 – 10:50 am Coffee Break
10:50 am Introduction Legal Panel – Emcee
10:55 – 12:15 pm Morning Session #2 - Legal Panel: “Navigating Potential Issues and Reaping Benefits”
Hiring Veterans, Know the Law – ADA, Veteran’s Rights, Benefit and Award Programs for companies hiring Veterans, etc.
Panel Moderator: Grace Tonner, Professor, Lawyering Skills, University of California, Irvine School of Law
1) “Employer Reward Program” 
Mario Barnes, US Navy Commander (Ret), Professor, Co-Director UCI Center on Law, Equity and Race
2) “Pro Bono Legal Services” 
Antoinette Balta Esq., California State Military Reserve, Captain, JAG, Installation Support Command, President, Veterans Legal Institute; Veteran Law Clinic Lecturer, UCI School of Law, 
3) “Disability Services & Resources for Veterans in Orange County” 
Jan Serrantino, PhD, Director, UCI Disability Services Center
4) “Employer Legal Obligations to Veterans”
Adam Karr, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers
12:15 pm  Lunch Announcement – Emcee
12:30 – 1:45 pm Luncheon General Session Panel
12:30 – 1:05 pm Part 1 PIMCO & Edward’s Life Sciences Veterans’ Panel: 
Case Study: Building a Successful Veteran Recruitment & Retention Program from Within by Utilizing Existing Veteran Talent
Panel Moderator: John Murray, Managing Director, PIMCO
1) “PIMCO Veterans Overview”
Aaron Anderson, US Army Special Forces Green Beret (Ret), Associate, Trade Compliance, PIMCO
2) “The Value of Veteran Community Outreach” 
Stephanie Soltis, US Air Force Reserve Pilot, Vice President, Account Management, PIMCO
3) “The Pillars of a Powerful Internal Veterans Network” 
Jeff Matsen, US Army Officer, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Edwards Life Sciences
1:10-1:50 pm  Part 2 PIMCO & Aetna Speaker: 
Translating Military Skills to Civilian Industries 
“Translating Military Skills to Hiring Managers” 
Tim White, US Marine Corps Captain (Ret), Executive Vice President, Account Manager, PIMCO
“Translating Skills....” 
Chip Hawkins, US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (Ret), Senior Military Recruiting Strategist, Veteran Outreach Specialist, Aetna
1:55 pm Introduction Best Practices Panel - Emcee
2:00 – 3:35 pm  Afternoon Session: Proven Strategies to Recruit, Retain & Develop Military Talent
Five Panelists from companies with successful “Best Practices” present on: Developing an understanding of military culture, employing military translators, offering internships and mentorships, tailored on-boarding programs; higher education resources and other resourcesv
Panel Moderator: Steven Johnson, Talent Acquisition & Employment Services, UCI Campus Human Resources
1) Southern California Edison 
Jawana McFadden, Program Manager, Veteran & Individuals with Disabilities, Talent Acquisition, Strategic Programs
2) Aetna
Mark Whalls, US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer (Ret), Head of Military & Veteran Recruiting, HR Talent Acquisition Professional Recruiting, Aetna
3) Enterprise, National and Alamo Rent-A-Car
Kim Martin, Regional Talent Acquisition Manager
4) LA Metro/Transportation or other presenter – Speaker(s) Invited
Coffee Break
3:50 pm  Introduction of Keynote - Emcee
3:55 – 4:30 pm Final Session – “How We Succeeded – Hiring 50,000 Veterans and Tips from the Blackstone Veteran Playbook”
Michael McDermott, Advisor, The Blackstone Group