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Honoring Our Heroes: The Recruitment, Hiring, Retention & Engagement of Military Veterans
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Are you interested in developing a Veteran Hiring Initiative in 2020? Join us on November 6 for this interactive panel discussion. All of our panelists are not only veterans themselves, all are highly regarded professionals that have dedicated their careers to working with organizations to attract, hire, and retain veterans.

When: Wednesday, November 6
8:30 - 11:30 am
Where: SHRM
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia  22314
United States
Contact: Robbie Heacock
443.966.3872 x1152

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Honoring Our Heroes: The Recruitment, Hiring, Retention & Engagement of Military Veterans


Lisa Rosser, Founder, The Value of a Veteran
Kristin Saboe, PhD, Principal Strategist, The Boeing Company
LeRoy Thomas, Veteran Program Manager, Maryland Department of Labor

Facilitated by Patricia Frame, Founder, Strategies for Human Resources

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
8:30 - 11:30 AM

RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - This program is approved for 1.5 hours of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


DC SHRM is committed to honoring military service and supporting veterans and their spouses by promoting educational resources for organizations to develop a military friendly recruitment strategy. We are hosting a panel comprised of veterans from diverse backgrounds.  All are highly regarded professionals that have dedicated their careers to working with organizations to attract, hire, and retain veterans. 

This will be an interactive program will highlight the valuable talent and skills that a veteran can bring to your organization, with a focus on helping you and your organization: 

ATTRACT Veterans

The panel will first focus on how to hire veterans, including employer branding to stand out in the military community. Methods will be discussed to ensure stakeholder engagement, including senior management.

HIRE Veterans

Discussion will then move to the steps to develop an effective talent acquisition strategy. The panel will discuss the goals to ensure a successful and sustainable program.

RETAIN Veterans

Finally, the panel will present methods to engage the military community through continued employment. This includes recognizing a veteran's dedication and teamwork abilities, as well as their formal training toward leadership. 

There will be an opportunity for Q & A during the session.


At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Know the key factors and resources to consider when developing a veteran hiring initiative. 
  • Understand the veteran's transition and how to prepare them to join your workforce.
  • Ensure your hiring managers and recruiters are well-versed in understanding the military.
  • Engage your veteran workforce through employment.


8:30 - 9:00 am  Breakfast and Networking
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Announcements
9:15 - 9:30 am  Video Presentation
9:30 - 11:00 am  Program
11:00 - 11:30 am  Question & Answer
11:30 am Closing


Patricia A. Frame is an experienced management consultant, speaker and author on human capital issues. Her company, Strategies for Human Resources, advises start-ups and small employers on effective management to achieve their goals and thrive. She was recognized as the Virginia Small Business Veteran of 2016 for her work to support small businesses, veterans, and her community service. She began her career in the United States Air Force and holds an MBA from The Wharton School. Patricia has been a guest speaker for a wide range of professional conferences. She is active in helping transitioning military directly and with other organizations. She has written e-books on military transition, writes for as their Veterans' Expert, and does job search videos for She also volunteers as the HR Consultant to the Alexandria Small Business Development Center.

Lisa Rosser, the founder, The Value Of a Veteran, and Lieutenant Colonel, USAR RET, is on a mission to help organizations improve their veteran recruiting and retention programs. Lisa's military career spans 22 years (both active and reserve) and includes detailed work as a telecommunications officer and as an operations officer, and general work in the human side of the military - performance management, recruiting, staffing, training and skills development. She retired from the Army Reserve in 2011 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Her civilian career includes 8 years with Accenture, a Global Fortune 500 consulting firm. In 2007, Lisa founded her own company, The Value Of a Veteran. In that capacity Lisa is a consultant, author, speaker, and workshop leader on military hiring and retention strategy development. Lisa delivers training workshops and seminars nationwide and consults with corporate, government, and higher education employers.

Kristin Saboe, PhDis the Principal Strategist and Leader for the Global Talent Strategy Community of Practice for Global Talent Solutions within Human Resources at The Boeing Company. In this role, she leads the company’s Talent Strategy and Enterprise Veterans and Military Spouses HR Strategy. Prior to joining Boeing in April 2018, Kristin was a Research Psychologist and Officer in the U.S. Army. There, she conducted research, led evidence-based organizational change and effectiveness capabilities, deployed as part of the Army’s Chief of Staff Mental Health Advisory Team, led the science and research integration portfolio team for the Army’s Ready and Resilient efforts focused on resilience and risk taking behaviors (such as suicide and substance abuse), and served as an advisor to top leadership within the Department of Defense (DoD) for topics such as big data, predictive analytics, talent management, and futures planning.

LeRoy Thomas has spent 22 years of his life outside of the United States. He has worked for the United States Federal Government for 38 years; 24 of which were spent on active duty in the United States Air Force to highlight 6 of those years in “Presidential Support” and 12 years with The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (“NATO”). Currently, he works for Maryland Department of Labor as the state Veteran Program Manager. One set of LeRoy’s team of veterans provide employment services to veterans and their spouses, while the other set works with the businesses to enhance their knowledge of the advantage of having qualified veterans and their spouses to fill their open positions. His team also inform whomever they are serving of all the others services and programs that the state has to offer—all at no charge. LeRoy has given presentations nationally and abroad to many audiences comprised of educators, clinicians, authors, politicians, and faith-based organizations on topics from Veterans in the Workforce to Using Principles of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace.


$20 Members 
$35 Non-members

Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made via email to No refunds will be provided for this event after October 30.

Thank you to our 2019 Program Sponsors:

Kronos      paylocity      Potomac Companies, Inc. - Helping Employers Manage the Future of Health Care - 25+ Years