BUSINESS 101 Retirement Seminars for 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM (PST)
Transition from Military Leadership to Business Careers
Learn the Tools for Better Understanding of Business
Four-Day Career Transition Seminars for 2017
February 6 through 9, 2017 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
May 8 through 11, 2017 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
September 25 through 28, 2017 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
Commissioned Officers and senior NCOs (E-6 and above) who are transitioning into the private sector are urged to register for the Business 101 Retirement Seminar to learn the employment skills to succeed in civilian business… a world far different from military culture.
In Business 101 you will learn how to succeed in civilian business… its unique language, the modern business culture, contemporary perceptions of military personnel, goals and metrics, job success tools, your new challenges, and civilian business expectations.
Our 4-day course helps you understand how your unique military skills translate into civilian business roles. It demonstrates how businesses perceive your marketable skills. It is short on theory and long on practical business applications. This unique business course is NOT about resume writing, interviewing or other skills to be learned in TRS and other programs.
There is no cost to participate since the course is taught by volunteer senior business executives in appreciation for your sacrifices.
Attire is business casual. Spouses are welcome. Location is the Crawford Room of the Pacific Views Event Center.
Business 101 is a retirement preparation program sponsored by MEA-West and MCCS. It is targeted to help all transitioning or retired career Military Officers and NCOs (E6 and above) from all military services to understand what they need to know to succeed in civilian employment.
Upon completion of this course that is taught at the graduate-school level, the participant will be familiar with the culture, concepts, expectations, metrics, and terminology of private sector business, leading to your more successful employment interviews and a more satisfying civilian career.
Gain Business Career Perspectives and Direction:
The cultures of military and civilian business worlds differ from each other in terms of behaviors, expectations, language, manners, metrics, and leadership styles. Consequently every career veteran is challenged when entering the business culture from the military culture. We provide the all-important transitional exposure to the basic issues.
Business 101 is a no cost intensive multi-day course to help senior military personnel transition into civilian business careers. The goal is to help senior military leaders to have better job interviews, secure that job, and to be successful in that job.
Business 101 provides you with new tools:
- Multi-segment courses targeted toward integrating career military personnel into the modern business culture.
- Acquaints the career man or woman with the principal language, terms, modern concepts and theories of business management.
- Appropriate for all experience levels of senior military personnel, including those with advanced degrees, such as MBA.
- The course will be taught in business jargon, not military jargon. (Leave the military abbreviations at the door.)
Typical Modules include:
MODULE ONE: YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS FUTURE; LAUNCHING YOUR NEW CAREER
Introduction: Class Objectives
Transition Perceptions Differ From Realities
The Profit Motive: Why?
Let's Get Hired Soon
The Obscure Hiring Process / Retained Search Firms
Leveraging Military Experience / Working with Search Firms
How are Businesses Organized? Core & Support Depts.
Niches and Differentiation
Developing A Marketing Plan or Campaign
IT in the Corporate Business World
HR in the Corporate Business World
MODULE TWO: THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND YOUR PLACE IN IT (1 of 2)
Comparison of Business Entities: Why So Many?
Contracts, I.P., Employment Law, 1099 vs.W2, Litigation, Risk Mgt.
Core Economics Concepts for Business
Success Key: Break-Even / Contribution Margin / Operations Flows
Sales: Until It Is Sold, Nothing Happens (Two Perspectives)
How to Optimize LinkedIn to Find a Job
MODULE THREE: THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND YOUR PLACE IN IT (2 of 2)
Business Accounting - Financials, P&L, Balance Sheet
Business Finance - Capitalization, Planning, Budgeting
A Most Valuable Resource: VetCTAP
Starting Right: Tips, Tools, and Techniques
The 30/60/90 Second Elevator Pitch
Why are Businesses so Different in Types and Cultures
Getting Started Right: Form, Fit and Function - Blend In
Your First 90 Days - Panel of SNCOs and Officers
Panel - The Employer's Perspective of Vets
MODULE FOUR: CREATING YOUR OWN FUTURE
Find That Job by Opportunity Targeting - Reference USA
Negotiation & Compensation Subtleties - Matrix
Hard-Core Strategies to Land a Job
Is a Franchise for You?
A Walk Through an Entrepreneurial Life
Job Security: Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures
Informational Interviews: What, Why & How - Mock Drills
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Business 101 is organized and taught by senior business executives who are volunteering their time to you in appreciation for your valuable service to our country and the freedoms you have earned for all of us.