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
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 35 hour eLearning course to qualified veterans for the patriotic price of $17.76 (normally $188).
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)
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:
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) -- Lots of transition assistance resources and mentoring here. Instructions on how to get the most out of this Group can be found here. And subscribe to the Group's newsletter here.
Department of Defense Skillbridge Program — For Internships
Here is a portal that explains this program and helps employers and service members to find each other:
Veterati -- a wonderful match-maker between veterans looking for mentors and a cast of characters ready to offer their thoughts.
Candorful — free job interview preparation coaching for Veterans; transitioning Military and Military Spouses.
Linkedin -- a YouTube video presented by Daniel Savage, Head of Military & Veterans Programs at LinkedIn with priceless tips for transitioning Veterans, dated 5-17-2018
Roll Call Chicagoland -- a networking event for veterans in transition, in the Chicago area.
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs -- Offices are staffed by Veteran Service Officers (VSO’s), fellow veterans who are experts on federal, state and local veteran resources. VSO’s are trained and accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to provide free assistance to veterans and their dependents and survivors.
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: