NEWS CenterThayer Leader Development Group Co-Hosts 3rd Annual Veteran’s Symposium at Nasdaq
Friday, November 10, 2017
WEST POINT, NY, November 10, 2017 – The Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG) partnered again with Nasdaq Marketsite to co-host the 3rd annual Veteran’s Day Symposium on November 10, 2017, in New York City. A roundtable discussion on veterans hiring was led by Hiring Our Heroes President, Eric Eversole, with robust discussion about the state of the veterans hiring environment and unique challenges facing veterans’ families. The Nasdaq Closing Bell was subsequently rung with 50 Chairmen, CEOs, and Presidents who raised their hands pledging to hire more veterans for their companies during the next year. View the video recap here.
“It is so important to honor our veterans, but it is also imperative to hire, support, and train veterans. Nasdaq has been a wonderful partner with TLDG, and for us to host this Veterans Day Symposium with them every year and to bring companies together pledging to hire more veterans is impactful,” stated Dan Rice, President of TLDG. “There are so many issues related to veterans employment, and companies that have embraced veterans hiring have found that they are better companies overall.”
In support of Veterans Day, TLDG President Dan Rice, also authored two articles for industry groups Chief Executive and Training Industry about the importance of CEOs championing veteran support initiatives within their company and the win-win benefit of hiring veterans.
As the majority of its faculty and staff are retired General Officers, veterans, or military spouses, TLDG feels a strong philanthropic pull to support veteran’s initiatives. "We at TLDG are committed to hiring veterans and their families as valued faculty and staff members, teaching military principles of leadership to thousands of corporate executives, and organizing special events that honor veterans and support veterans,” stated Dan Rice, President of TLDG. "We challenge every organization in America to ask themselves what they are doing to support veterans and to advance those efforts."
Last year, TLDG identified 13 categories of support that companies can provide to veterans and their families, encouraging all companies to adopt or enhance their Veteran’s Initiatives and to share them using #vetsdayceochallenge. In partnership with the Association for Talent Development, TLDG also published a special supplement of TD Magazine, sharing best practices from organizations that are trailblazers in recruiting, developing, and supporting veterans and active duty military.
TLDG is an elite, leading global expert in values-based executive leader development. Founded in 2010, TLDG has trained more than 31,500 executives and leaders from over 600 companies. Its mission is to help build leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in the U.S. Army leadership philosophy of “Be, Know, Do” and the U.S. Military Academy values of “Duty, Honor, Country”. Learn more at www.thayerleaderdevelopment.com.
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