Battlefield to Boardroom:
Maximizing the Talent of our Military Veterans
Chicago SHRM Members Only | Free Event
Do you want to learn about one of the best untapped resources for talent? Did you know that veterans are a gold mine of management talent? What transferable skills should you look for, and how do you meet OFCCP requirements? You can’t miss this roundtable discussion to find out how to tap into these diverse and often highly motivated candidates, and bring new skills and capacity to your workforce!
“Come prepared to share your experiences and learn from your peers”
Todd Connor, CEO - Bunker Labs
Todd is the CEO and Founder of Bunker Labs, a national entrepreneurship organization dedicated to helping military veterans start and grow businesses. Announced in June 2014 at 1871, Chicago’s Tech Entrepreneurship Hub, Bunker Labs has grown to locations in several other cities through a chapter affiliate model, with further expansion plans underway.
The Bunker Labs works to support military veterans by creating locally thriving networks, robust educational programs, and platforms for military veteran entrepreneurs to connect with the people and the resources they need to be successful with early stage ventures. The newest innovation is the “Bunker In A Box”, an online gamification approach to entrepreneurship education for current and former servicemembers.
Todd Connor is a former management consultant, U.S. Navy veteran, and has held many leadership roles in the public and private sector. He is a two-time entrepreneur and the founder of Flank 5 Academy. Todd holds a BA from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, previously served as a Senior Administrator at Chicago Public Schools, and is the author of two books on leadership and personal strategy. He is a Commissioner of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights, was honored as a 2015 Crain Chicago Business 40 Under 40, winner of the Chicago Inno 50 on Fire award, and is a 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholar.
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