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    June Monthly Meeting - Virginia Values Veterans

    Date: June 27, 2017, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Organizer:
    RVSHRM
    Location:
    Holiday Inn Valley View
    Price:
    $20 for members, $25 for non-members
    Event Type:
    Meeting
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    Topic: Virginia Values Veterans

    Presenter: Mark Buehlman, Program Manager for V3.

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    The Commonwealth of Virginia has a unique opportunity to help Veterans gain career employment. While Virginia ranks 12th among states in total population, it ranks 7th in total Veteran population and 4th in Veteran working-age population. While many employers are unaware of the value Veterans can bring to their workforce, thousands more are seeking to hire Veterans as a part of their workforce but simply don’t know how. The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program not only aims to educate and train companies as to why it is a sound business decision to recruit, hire, train, and retain Veterans, but also to help those committed companies meet their hiring goals.

    The V3 Program provides education, training, and connectivity resources to assist companies in the implementation of nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining a highly-skilled, well-educated, and easily-trained leadership talent pool: Virginia’s Veterans. The Virginia Department of Veterans Services is fully engaged in this venture with the confidence that hiring Veterans is not just the right thing to do, but that understanding who Veterans are and hiring them will increase organizational productivity and efficiency.

    Mark Buehlman is a Retired Army Veteran and Program/Project Manager with over twenty-five years experience in active-duty military, contracting/corporate, higher education, and workforce development environments, at multiple organizational levels and in a variety of locations.  During his active-duty career, he successfully provided leadership and management of technical, operational, and planning programs and teams, as well as diverse organizational staffs at a variety of levels and locations from small response teams, to strategic-level organizations, to the White House staff.

    After having a successful transition from active duty to the contracting/corporate environment, Mark was directly involved in Program and Project Management, Business Development and Marketing, as well as all phases of the Human Resources and Recruiting processes.  He also founded and developed a Service-disabled, Veteran and Minority-owned, Small Consulting Business. 

    Recently, Mark found himself on more of a service path, providing formal career services coaching and instruction as a facilitator for the Department of Labor’s Employment Workshop supporting Department of Defense Transition Assistance Programs and providing career services and employment assistance in both the higher education and workforce development fields. During that time period, and especially while working as a Career Developer and Military Services Representative at Opportunity Inc, he became passionate about helping Veterans. 

    Mark has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development, previously held a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, and is a Virginia Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP). 

    He lives in Smithfield with his wife Vanessa and his son Spencer.  They have been in Hampton Roads since 2007. 

     

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