Korn Ferry and Harris Offer Best-in-Class Leadership Development Program to Veterans Transitioning to Post-Military Careers

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Hay Group division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, and Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), today announced that online applications are being accepted through July 25, 2016 for the eighth cohort of the Leveraging Military Leadership Program.

The program, which is designed to create successful transitions from military to civilian careers, is open to Veterans of any rank who left the 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.

Participants will be guided by a team of global leadership experts from Hay Group and Harris, who will lead Veterans through a three-month program composed of on-line, remote, and in-person assessments, coaching, instruction, group exercises and lectures. The in-person portion of the program takes place from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18 in Herndon, Virginia. Veterans will receive the same research-based leadership development services offered by Hay Group to Boards, CEOs and senior executives at leading global organizations.

Veterans engage in topics such as defining a career vision, mapping out a targeted post-military career strategy, and creating an action plan that includes networking, using social media and refining their engagement and interviewing techniques.

“The training, skills and dedication of our Veterans are strong assets in any industry or profession,” said Randy Manner, retired Army Major General and Korn Ferry senior partner. “The Leveraging Military Leadership Program helps them transfer those attributes to the civilian world and gives these men and women the tools to clearly articulate their unique value proposition to potential employers.”

“Harris is proud to support our nation’s Veterans, who offer tremendous skills and represent an incredible talent source for employers nationwide,” said Robert Duffy, senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration for Harris. “This unique program represents a significant opportunity for Veterans to develop and grow their professional careers.”

The program has also garnered tremendous support from participants.

“The Leveraging Military Leadership Program was beyond beneficial in helping me to narrow my focus and more deliberately plan my actions for life after the military,” said Geoff McKeel, a Marine Corps. Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of service. “It was a tremendous journey that made me think deeply about career goals that corresponded most precisely with my military strengths and depth of experiences.”

“I came to LMLP disenfranchised, one of the many veterans who had almost given up on finding my dream job,” said Seth Keil, a retired Army Staff Sergeant with 10 years of service. “The rigorous classroom learning was facilitated by world-class faculty and executive coaches, and I left reinvigorated, with a targeted plan to find not just A job; but, THE job. Within 4 months of leaving the program, I accepted employment with my current organization.”

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Visit kornferry.com for more information.

About Harris

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communications Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com

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Source: Korn Ferry