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Veterans Institute: A Disney Institute Partnership with “Heroes Work Here”

October 15, 2013 by Bruce Jones, Programming Director, Disney Institute

Veterans Institute: A Disney Institute Partnership with heroes

Disney Institute, with Disneys Heroes Work Here initiative, will host a complimentary Veterans Institute workshop on November 14 at the Walt Disney World© Resort. This daylong event, the latest effort in the companys long history of appreciation for the U.S. Armed Services, is designed to help small and mid-sized companies build effective veteran-hiring programs.

Heroes Work Here is Disneys initiative to hire, train, and support returning veterans. Disney Institute will support the initiative with presentations of custom-built leadership, customer experience, and employee selection, training, and engagement content designed to further the unique needs of veterans in the workplace.

The event will feature inspirational keynote speakers, panelists, Disney on-air talent, and personalities including ABC News Bob Woodruff; BobIger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company; Rosye Cloud, Senior Advisor on Veteran Employment, Department of Veterans Affairs.

Since launching Heroes Work Here, The Walt Disney Company has surpassed its original goal of hiring more than 1,000 veterans by 2015.

"Our Heroes Work Here program not only helps us find and hire highly qualified veterans, it also supports veterans and their families as they transition out of the military," said Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. "Were happy to share what weve learned with other organizations so that more of these modern-day heroes have the tools and opportunities to build meaningful careers in the private sector."

To learn more about "Veterans Institute," visit www.disneyveteransinstitute.com and stay tuned to learn more about the Disney Institute content to be offered at the workshop in our Veterans Institute blog post series.



Posted in Selection, Training, Engagement | Tagged Veterans Institute, Heroes Work Here, Disney Institute | 2 Comments


2 Responses to Veterans Institute: A Disney Institute Partnership with “Heroes Work Here”

  • Arthur says:

    on October 22, 2013

    Will there be a Veterans Institute event in California?


  • Bruce says:

    on October 23, 2013

    Hi Arthur - there are not currently plans for a VI in CA, but we would encourage you to check back on the DI blog post-event for a recap of this one. You can also find details for the event at http://tinyurl.com/npr7coe Thanks! - Bruce


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