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    Veteran Recruitment and Retention

    Date: October 18, 2018, 7:30am – 9:30am
    South Puget Sound SHRM
    C.I. Shenanigans
    3017 Ruston Way
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    SHRM Member Pre-Paid - $25 / Non-Member Pre-Paid $30 / Walk-Ins - $35
    Event Type:
    2018 Breakfast Meeting
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    SPS SHRM is proud to introduce:

    Mark Sullivan from Washington State Military Transition Council and  
     Shellie Willis from Workforce Central 

      with a presentation on:

    Veteran Recruitment and Retention


    Register Online HERE


    Governor Inslee in his first executive order established the Washington State Military Transition Council, which brings employers, the armed services, and government and community based agencies together to support employment of veterans and military families.  This interactive presentation will cover provide recruiters, talent management professionals, and generalists with an overview of strategies for integrating veterans and military families into your organization’s talent management practices.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of the session, participants will have an awareness of and orientation to:

    • Regional resources for recruiting veterans and military family members
    • Merging veteran strategies with a performance-based recruitment and selection process
    • Integrating veterans into an overall talent management strategy
    • Core elements of a military cultural competent organization.

    1.0 General Credit approved through SHRM & HRCI

    About the Speakers:

    Mark Sullivan is the Senior Planning & Strategy Advisor to the Washington State Military Transition Council, and is also the owner of Sullivan Planning and Strategy Consulting. He previously oversaw workforce planning for the State of Washington, and served an advisor to the Governor and agency leaders on workforce development strategies. He holds a Bachelor Degree from the Evergreen State College and a Master Degree from Harvard University. He is also a former member of the Washington State HR Council, was the Founding President of the SHRM Olympia Chapter, and holds the role of ‘Past President’ with the American Society for Public Administration’s Evergreen Chapter.

    Shellie Willis is the Director of Quality Assurance and Certification at Workforce Central, the public workforce development council serving employers and job seekers in Tacoma and Pierce County. Previously, Shellie served as Workforce Central’s Director of strategic Initiatives, where she oversaw veteran employment strategies. Shellie is also the Founder of “Redefining Your Future,” a non-profit organization that supports and empowers transitioning service women, women veterans, and military spouses redefine their lifestyles and perspectives following military service. She is a 24 year veteran of the US Army and holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Maryland. 


    Information on Registration: Early Bird Registration ($10.00 discount) will be available until 4:00pm two days prior to the event. Please be sure to register by 4:00pm to be eligible for the early bird discount and to assist us in ensuring that we have an adequate number of hand-outs and enough space/food for all our guests.

    All Late Registrations/Walk-ins cost is $35.00 regardless of being a SPS SHRM member or not.

    **There is limited seating; Late Registrations/Walk-ins may be limited based on number of preregistered.