Due to experiences while serving in the military, veterans are left to transition into civilian life with a natural activation of the “fight or flight” response. This makes it difficult to engage in work/school, social activities and relationships. This workshop would address specifically how you as a military service members are affected and enhance your ability to eliminate stress.
- Acquire an understanding of the physiological reactions or stress responses within the body and body;
- Ability to eliminate stress responses and how to effectively navigate and manage stressful situations.
- Utilize unique and different techniques to eliminate stress and anxiety and be able to demonstrate power and control over mind and body.
By eliminating this physiological response, it will provide you with more freedom, clarity, and success to engage in the things that matter most.
INSTRUCTOR: Kendra Simpkins
Kendra is Owner and Clinical Practitioner of Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy. She received her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. As a US Army veteran, Kendra specializes in military related trauma and provides a unique perspective to treat veteran mental health issues not addressed through Veterans Affairs programs. Kendra has provided counseling to a range of veterans from college campuses to homeless shelters. Kendra provides Rapid Resolution Therapy to clear PTSD, sexual trauma, grief, depression or any troubling impression associated to prior experiences. She has recently been recognized at the national and state level for being selected to receive a nationwide grant, which she uses with veterans to eliminate combat trauma. Kendra spends her time as a mentor with the Wounded Warrior Project.
There are a lot of areas where veterans can bring their attributes and skillsets to the corporate world. It is the ability for veterans to be able to discover these attributes and corporations to learn how these attributes can be translated to corporate skills, especially as the gulf between the military and society continue to grow. With this understanding and through this workshop, participants both from corporate and as a veteran can determine what is needed for roles and positions as a applicant and as an employee.
INSTRUCTOR: Lt. General (Ret) Stephen Lanza
Lieutenant General Lanza recently retired as U.S. Army Commanding General and Senior Mission Commander for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Tacoma, Washington. As the Senior Army Commander of JBLM, Lieutenant General Lanza led the nation’s most important joint power projection platform in the West Coast, providing superior leadership to 14 major subordinate commands and seven directorates and orchestrating their efforts to train, equip, and care for over 155,000 service members and civilians across the U.S. Armed Forces.
Lieutenant General Lanza joins Geneva with over twenty years of senior executive experience in military and interagency processes; including outstanding accomplishments in operations management, team building, strategic communications, resource management, leading change, and talent management.
It is well documented that veterans have valuable skills from their military training and experiences that are tremendous assets to virtually any organization. However, it can be overwhelming to understand how to responsibly source military talent, and then to interview, onboard, integrate and retain veterans in your workplace. Our training teaches you how to do this and much more, including community collaboration, translating military resumes, creating a military ready work environment and understanding the visible and hidden wounds of war. THis workshop will help your human resources professionals, hiring managers and recruiters to:
Understand the business case for hiring veterans and how to effectively communicate with them.
Cultivate a military friendly and military ready workplace that encourages a robust onboarding process and increased retention.
Demonstrate multiple ways to collaborate with the larger military and veteran community and provide recommendations for organizations that would work well with you.
As a SHRM-certified course, we provide the top-level material you are already used to.
INSTRUCTOR: Justin Constantine
Justin joined the Marine Corps while in law school at the University of Denver School of Law, and served as a JAG officer for six years. As a Reservist, Justin deployed to Iraq in 2006, serving as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry battalion. Justin retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and is a leading voice in the veteran community. More recently, Justin served as a Senior Advisor at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program for three years.
In 2015 he completed his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office, which applies military leadership skills to the private sector. In partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Justin is currently writing the authoritative resource book about veteran employment, and it will be published in the Spring of 2018. His writing on military and leadership issues has been featured in such outlets as CNN, Time, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes magazine, USA Today and Business Insider. In 2015 he co-founded the Veteran Success Resource Group which hosts interactive and engaging veteran networking events around the country. He was awarded the prestigious inaugural 2014 Lincoln Award recognizing his outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to our nation’s veterans and military families.