Additional Resources

for US Military Veterans and Active Duty

With an interest in Project Management 

 

A Great Book To Help With Strategic Planning For Transition:

"The Transitioning Military Project Manager", by LTC (R) Jay Hicks and Sandy Cobb

You can find it on Amazon Here
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Answering the Call for low cost PMP Exam Prep Training

Answering Jay and Sandy's call for low cost solutions to help veterans prepare for and pass the PMP exam, we have launched our '1776' campaign to offer our eLearning course to qualified veterans at a special low cost.

 

Veteran outreach and classroom training in the Chicagoland area:

Black Diamond Charities (in partnership with PMI Chicagoland Chapter) does a basic project management training class twice a year (Spring and Fall)

Their website is Here

 

Have remaining GI benefits?

There is a good chance you can get your PMP® certification exam fee reimbursed.

The resources are a bit hard to navigate, so we've prepared a series of screen shots showing the click path to find the documents you are likely to need.

 

And Other Support Organizations:

Veterans Crisis Line

We all want to be ready to help a veteran in crisis... keep this number in your phone:  1-800-273-8255  ("Press 1 to talk to someone NOW")

 
 

Veteran Mentoring Network (a LinkedIn Group for Veterans helping other Veterans) -- Lot of transition assistance resources and mentoring here.  Instructions on how to get the most out of this Group can be found here.

 

Veterati -- a wonderful match-maker between veterans looking for mentors and a cast of characters ready to offer their thoughts.

 

Roll Call Chicagoland  -- a networking event for veterans in transition, in the Chicago area.

 

National Council for Aging Care's guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

 

Warrior Summit Coalition:

There are many organizations focused on helping veterans.  One in particular, where we have friends, is the Warrior Summit Coalition.  From their website:

Many Active, Reserve and National Guard components return from service and have difficulty finding the proper direction and guidance for connecting available programs and services. WSC works daily uniting the veteran community to provide veterans and their family members immediate access to veteran support services
— Warrior Summit Coalition Mission Statement