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    Accessing and Engaging with the Military Person

    Date: May 9, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    1031 New Hampshire St.
    Lawrence, Kansas

    **Parking is available across the street and in the parking garage one block north.
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    Start Times:

    11:15 am Registration Begins

    11:15 am Buffet Lunch Available

    11:45 am Opening Business, Chapter Announcements

    12:00 pm Presentation

    1:00 pm Meeting Adjourned

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    • Member - In Advance - $20
    • Member - Late Registration (after 01/06/2017) - $25
    • Guest - $30

    Program:  Accessing and Engaging with the Military Person

    Presentation Objectives:

    1. Various purposes behind people wanting to engage with the military person
    2. The environment in which engagements occur
    3. Some common transition challenges of modern-day Veterans
    4.  How HR professionals fit into the transition process
    5. Empathy and understanding basic military culture improves rapport, communication, and outcomes

    Do you want to engage with or do business with people with a military background? What are your purposes in these engagements?

    HR professionals are often the first exposure of transitioning military to a non-military work environment as a top priority upon separation from service is a new occupation. When you meet someone with a military background, are you able to create rapport and start building the Know, Like, and Trust relationship necessary to move to doing business with each other? Or is it awkward and uncomfortable?

    To turn the desire to engage and do business with the military and military-support community into outcomes that are consistent, positive, and measureable requires intentional action steps that must include understanding your audience (the military person). Do you know what you need to know to be effective?

    Presenter: Emma Toops

    Emma is a retired Army Major who served on Active Duty from 1996 – 2013. She served at all organizational levels in the United States / Overseas and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. As an entrepreneur, Emma applies her military experience and educational background in consulting businesses on Veteran Programs, does public speaking and educational workshops, and provides transition coaching for Veterans and Military Spouses. She is the Chapter President for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (KCAUSA), is the Treasurer for the Heartland of America Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA-HOA), is a member of the ACA Business Club of Kansas City and Kansas City Central Exchange, and is very active in the military-support community of KC Metro.

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    We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 9th at 11:30 a.m. at Maceli’s!