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May Program Meeting

Change of Mission: The Battle for Post Military Employment

Categories: TAHRA Program Meeting

Presented by Paul Maness

Join Paul, a seasoned veteran with 23 years of service and expert in veteran employment transition. Paul will guide you through the intricacies of the transition process, shedding light on the unique experiences and perspectives of veterans as they embark on this significant life change. Throughout this discussion, Paul will share personal experiences of failure and success to bring light to the transition process. 

Throughout the discussion, Paul will explore a range of topics, including:

  1. The Transition from Active Duty: What does the journey from active duty to civilian employment look like for veterans? You will examine the various stages of this transition process, from preparing for separation to navigating the complexities of the civilian job market.
  2. Common Challenges Veterans Experience: Veterans often encounter many challenges as they transition to civilian life, including translating military skills to civilian roles, adjusting to corporate culture, and coping with losing the tight-knit army community. Paul will explore these challenges in-depth and discuss strategies for overcoming them.
  3. The Mindset of a Veteran: Central to our discussion is understanding the unique mindset of veterans and how it shapes their approach to work and life. You will delve into veterans' values, skills, and experiences and how organizations can leverage these strengths to drive innovation and success.
  4. Learning and Growth: Veterans have been conditioned to learn and adapt to dynamic and high-pressure environments. We will explore how organizations can tap into this resilience and resourcefulness to foster a culture of continuous learning  and growth. 

As we navigate these topics, Paul aims to equip you with actionable insights and strategies to support and empower veterans in your organizations. Key takeaways will include:

  • Actionable Steps for Employers: We will discuss hiring and onboarding of veterans and practical strategies employers can implement to retain veterans, accelerate their growth, and create an environment where they can thrive.
  • Challenging Veterans to Succeed: By providing meaningful opportunities for development and advancement, organizations can challenge veterans to reach their full potential and significantly contribute to their teams and the broader organization. 

Join us on this journey of discovery and empowerment as we strive to create a workplace where veterans are valued, supported, and empowered to succeed. Together, let us honor their service by investing in their future success.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Maness is no ordinary keynote speaker. A battle-tested soldier with a distinguished military career, Paul has demonstrated unwavering determination and strategic acumen under pressure. With multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, he has honed his leadership skills under the most challenging circumstances.

Paul speaks from experience, but not just from the battlefields. Paul has fostered a culture of excellence within organizations, helping people to thrive and perform at their best. This became particularly evident as a Manufacturing Plant Manager, Global Health and Safety Leader, and most recently, as a General Manager for TAT Limco. In these roles, he spearheaded projects that catalyzed revenue growth and championed a transformative organizational culture focused on increasing human performance and servant leadership principles.

Paul’s experience in transition from military to civilian employment is a personal tail of challenges and successes. Over the last 10 years, Paul has learned that the transition takes not only a determined Soldier but a committed employer that understands the mentality of a service member and how to unlock the potential behind the uniform.

His dynamic experiences in the military and manufacturing sectors offer a unique perspective on leadership in both challenging and corporate environments. His unwavering commitment to empowering others and achieving results makes him a standout leader in any field.

Paul graduated from Army Ranger School, the US. Army Airborne School, and Command and General Staff College. He currently serves as a Battalion Commander for the 489th Engineer Battalion, United States Army Reserve, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. When he isn’t working, speaking, or actively serving his country, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and their two young sons.

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May 15, 2024 | 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Register by May 13, 2024

Tulsa, Ok

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