Women Mentors Sought For San Diego Female Veterans

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Growing Women Veteran Population Needs Support of Mentors

Studies show that women who have served in the United States military face far greater challenges than their male counterparts when they return to civilian life. Too often, they are flying under the radar when it comes to the assistance they need.

For this reason, the National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) aka REBOOT is conducting an all Women’s REBOOT Workshop in San Diego, August 17 through September 4. The three-week program is designed to address the unique needs of female veterans. And the REBOOT Workshops have a record of successfully addressing personal, lifestyle and career transitional issues.

A key component of the program will be an opportunity for the female veteran participants to benefit from the one-on-one mentoring from a successful local community leader.

REBOOT’s Women Mentor Program
Workforce research reinforces the fundamental value of mentoring and the measurable impact of one-on-one coaching. The REBOOT Mentor model is designed to engage a cross section of veteran and civilian mentors who provide insights, advice and encouragement to steer women veterans and military/veteran spouses on individualized courses of action in the civilian workplace. Program participants enter the REBOOT Mentoring Program as members seeking access to tools, resources or one-to-one confidential guidance, with the flexibility to change their status as needed/desired.

REBOOT’s Women Mentor Program connects Female Veteran Mentees with Mentors for a year-long mentorship. Paired based on their career objectives and professional experience, Mentors and Mentees define the goals of their mentorship together and focus on a successful transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

What is Required of a REBOOT Women Veteran Mentor?

  • Attendance at a 3-hour Mentor Training Class, which includes overviews of military culture and the Reboot Workshop on: Saturday, August 22 form 9AM to Noon.
  • Attendance at the REBOOT Workshop graduation, to be held on Friday, September 4th.
  • Commitment to meet with the Veteran Mentee regularly over a one year period to provide guidance on achievement of their life priority goals.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for women veterans please complete our online application today by clicking the following link – sign up to be a mentor.

Contact
Martha DeLoera
619-822-2701
martha@nvtsi.org

Apartment Industry Forum For Military, Veterans, and Spouses

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Attention: Military Active Duty, Recently Separated From Service, Veterans, Guard/Reserve, and Spouses.

If you’re searching for the right job, finding it difficult to fit in, uncertain about what you want to do or looking for new career start, then join us July 28 from 8 a.m. to Noon for the Apartment Industry Forum at the Liberty Station Conference Center in Point Loma.

The profession a lucrative, $1.1 Trillion market that offers hundreds of jobs across the country with positions ranging from property managers to construction. Hear from recruiters, hiring managers, field managers, veterans and others who will share their insights on why this dynamic industry is a perfect fit for veterans and their spouses.

The Apartment Industry Forum is hosted by Camden Property Trust, Wounded Warrior Project and REBOOT. The Liberty Station Conference Center is located at 2600 Laning Road, San Diego. Free continental breakfast and ample parking is available.

The appropriate attire is civilian business casual or military uniform of the day.

Registration is required. Do so online here and bring your friends and significant others as well!

Get more information and REGISTER HERE

Michigan groups ramp up to help women vets

Veterans agencies are retooling to help a growing number of women transition from the military to civilian life.

As the armed forces wind down from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the ranks of former military personnel are declining overall, but the Department of Veterans Affairs projects the number of women veterans will rise by 2040 from 2 million to 2.4 million.

While a small proportion of the nation’s 22 million veterans, women are expected to grow from about 9 percent to over 15 percent by 2040. The VA estimates the number of former service members will fall to about 15 million in the next 25 years.

“Women are the fastest growing group within the veteran population,” said Jeff Barnes, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

The agency runs three-week “reverse boot camp” seminars to help returning service members transition back into civilian life, and officials are considering a women’s-only “REBOOT workshop,” Barnes said.

Women Mentors Sought For San Diego Female Veterans

San Diego – March 16 Studies show that women who have served in the United States military face far greater challenges than their male counterparts when they return to civilian life. Too often, they are flying under the radar when it comes to the assistance they need.

For this reason, the National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) aka REBOOT is conducting a all women’s REBOOT Workshop funded by Wells Fargo March 23 through April 10. The three-week program is designed to address the unique needs of female veterans. And the REBOOT Workshops have a record of success in addressing personal, lifestyle and career transitional issues.

A key component of the program will be an opportunity for the female veteran participants to benefit from the one-on-one mentoring from a successful local community leader.

REBOOT’s Mentor Program
Workforce research reinforces the fundamental value of mentoring and the measurable impact of one-on-one coaching. The REBOOT Mentor model is designed to engage a cross section of veteran and civilian mentors who provide insights, advice and encouragement to steer women veterans and military/veteran spouses on individualized courses of action in the civilian workplace. Program participants enter the REBOOT Mentoring Program as members seeking access to tools, resources or one-to-one confidential guidance, with the flexibility to change their status as needed/desired.

REBOOT’s Veteran Mentor Program connects Female Veteran Mentees with Mentors for a year-long mentorship. Paired based on their career objectives and professional experience, Mentors and Mentees define the goals of their mentorship together and focus on a successful transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

What is Required of a REBOOT Workshop Mentor?

  • Attendance at a 3-hour Mentor Training Class, which includes overviews of military culture and the Reboot Workshop on:
    Saturday, April 04 form 9AM to Noon
  • Attendance at the REBOOT Workshop graduation, to be held on Friday, April 10th
  • Commitment to meet with the Veteran Mentee regularly over a one year period to provide guidance on achievement of their life priority goals.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for women veterans please complete our online application today by clicking the following link – sign up to be a mentor.

To Learn more about becoming a REBOOT Workshop Mentor contact Martha Deloera at: 619.822.2701 or martha@nvtsi.org

 

MVAA Invites Female Veterans to ‘REBOOT’

Registration open for ‘reverse boot camp’ in Wixom

Female veterans looking to build their professional, educational and financial skills as they transition to civilian life are encouraged to register for the Michigan REBOOT Workshop taking place March 16-April 3 in Wixom.

 

The three-week program – offered through the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and often referred to as a “reverse boot camp” – is designed to help former military prepare for live after service.

The upcoming REBOOT Workshop is designed specifically for female veterans and will take place at Detroit Public Television, 1 Clover Court in Wixom. Please note, classes on March 30-31 will be held at MIAT College of Technology, 2955 S. Haggerty Road in Canton 48188. Class size is limited to 25 participants and registration is available at MichiganVeterans.com/MIREBOOT.

REBOOT Expands Women Veteran Workshops

Story by Krishna Jackson

SAN DIEGO – February 18 – REBOOT Workshops is launching a new initiative focused on women veterans and spouses. Graduates of the program got together in February to discuss their personal challenges with transitioning and share recommendations for how best to serve these special women. Each veteran shared her thoughts on what benefitted her most while going through the workshop and what might need improvement. REBOOT’s President Maurice Wilson, moderated the discussion.

“What suggestions do you have for us to make the workshop even better? Are you still using the tools? How valuable were these tools and how helpful have they been? Do you use them every day? Do you pass it on to other people, etc.,” asked Wilson during the luncheon that reunited women veterans from past all-women and co-ed REBOOT Workshop classes. The alumni answered specific questions so he could gauge what worked and what didn’t work in the program. 

REBOOT graduate, Zoe Fisher shared what she loved about her experience in the first all-woman REBOOT Workshop in October 2013. She was part of Class 58 where she learned about the psychological effects of transitioning from the military to civilian life. She said she still uses the tools she was given during the workshop.

“I use my vision board. I have it posted in my home office and I explain it to my kids and any of my friends who visit. I still use my REBOOT booklet and CDs,” she said. ”During our workshop we had the pleasure of working with a team that came in from New York called Operation Reinvent. They invited Fantastic Sams, Stila and Spiegel and we had a full makeover. That lead to me working with ACP [American Corporate Partners] and now I have a mentor.”

All of the attendees agreed that finding a mentor was a critical part of successfully transitioning.  Wilson took great interest in this feedback and expressed a desire to do more with mentorship in the REBOOT program. 

“As we work with more and more veterans we have found a gap between the services and support women veterans receive and those their male counterparts receive so we have actively engaged with organizations interested in helping women veterans overcome obstacles and find the help they need to succeed,” said Wilson.

The Ford Motor Company and the Boeing Employee Fund of Southern California are two such organizations supporting women veterans. They are sponsoring the all-women veteran/spouse REBOOT Workshops coming up in the spring and fall in Los Angeles. Other partners sponsoring the L.A. workshop include the Sony Corporation and veteran investigative reporter/producer/author Don Ray, also the founder of The Endangered History Project, Inc., and Veterans in Film & Television. The workshops will take place on National University’s L.A. campus March 9 through 27.  The third all-women veteran/spouse REBOOT Workshop will be held in Southeast Michigan in March and is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs.

During the L.A. workshops, Ford will provide mentoring for the 40 women graduates and attached to the project (but funded separately) is a documentary of the challenges female veterans face while trying to reintegrate back into civilian society. It will tell their story, document their challenges, and point out the gaps overlooked by the system.

Women veterans currently make up less than 10% of the more than 20 million veterans in the U.S. but that number is expected to drastically clime over the next 40 years. Studies show women veterans are facing greater challenges than their male counterparts when they return to civilian life. And yet, too often, they are flying under the radar when it comes to the assistance they need. Unfortunately the existing government-ran transition programs do not go deep enough to meet their needs resulting in many women leaving the military with unresolved issues such as military sexual trauma (MST), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and unemployment. That is why Wilson wants to expand the REBOOT program to help more and more women veterans. 

To learn more about NVTSI’s Woman Veterans Initiative please visit our webpage. If you are interested in becoming a mentor please visit our page.

 

Serving those who Served: GP War Memorial Provides Lunches to Vets at REBOOT Workshop

For three weeks during the bitter winter of 2015, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial had the distinct honor of preparing lunch for REBOOT, a workshop to help veterans transition to civilian life.

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Serving Those Who Served Video

REBOOT was held at Detroit’s Piquette Square, a support center and apartment project for homeless veterans, from January 26-Feb. 13. The program addressed the personal, social and professional issues surrounding the often difficult transition to life after the military. And for those three weeks, GP War Memorial Executive Chef Angelo Loria drove down to Piquette Square to deliver the food made by him and his staff.

We followed Chef Angelo and his crew down for graduation day to capture the emotional culmination of this wonderful program.

Music courtesy of Mobygratis.

MVAA-hosted workshop helps 16 Detroit veterans ‘REBOOT’ their lives

‘Reverse boot camp’ equips veterans to make a positive change 

Sixteen veterans now have the chance to reinvent themselves and build on the professional, educational and financial skills learned during their successful completion of the REBOOT Workshop held at Detroit’s Piquette Square for Veterans. The three-week program, hosted by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), concluded with today’s graduation ceremony, where veterans from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force shared their personal stories and celebrated their accomplishments.


Wuraola Odunsi, a U.S. Army veteran and Michigan native, said the REBOOT program changed her life.

“The Army offers programs for reintegration, but I still didn’t know where to start or how to start once I entered civilian life,” Odunsi said. “I had a plan, but it didn’t pan out. This program helped me learn that sometimes you can’t prepare enough, but I also learned that you don’t have to transition alone. REBOOT gave me confidence. I can think outside the box now.”

Mentors Sought For Women Veterans In Los Angeles

Studies show that women who have served in the United States military are facing greater challenges than their male counterparts when they return to civilian life.  Too often, they are flying under the radar when it comes to the assistance they need.

For this reason, the National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) is conducting a three-week program funded by Ford Motor Company called, the Freedom’s Sisters Reboot, to address the unique needs of female veterans.  Freedom’s Sisters Reboot will address personal, lifestyle and career transitional issues.

A key component of the program will be an opportunity for the female veteran participants to benefit from the one-on-one mentoring from a successful local community leader.

REBOOT’s Mentor Program
Workforce research reinforces the fundamental value of mentoring and the measurable impact of one-on-one coaching.  The REBOOT Mentor model is designed to engage a cross section of veteran and civilian mentors who provide insights, advice and encouragement to steer women veterans and military/veteran spouses on individualized courses of action in the civilian workplace.  Program participants enter the REBOOT Mentoring Program as members seeking access to tools, resources or one-to-one confidential guidance, with the flexibility to change their status as needed/desired.

REBOOT’s Veteran Mentor Program connects Female Veteran Mentees with Mentors for a year-long mentorship.  Paired based on their career objectives and professional experience, Mentors and Mentees define the goals of their mentorship together and focus on a successful transition from the military to the civilian workforce. 

What is Required of a Freedom’s Sisters Mentor?

  • Attendance at a 3-hour Mentor Training Class, which includes overviews of military culture and the Freedom’s Sisters Reboot Workshop on one of the following dates:

    March 19 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
                   or 5:00 PM to  8:00PM

    March 25 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
                   or 5:00 PM to  8:00PM        

  • Attendance at the Freedom’s Sisters Reboot Workshop graduation, to be held on Friday, March 27th 
  • Commitment to meet with the Veteran Mentee regularly over a one year period to provide guidance on achievement of their life priority goals.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for women veterans please complete our online application today by clicking the below link – sign up to be a mentor.

To Learn more about becoming a mentor contact Martha Deloera at: 619.822.2701 or martha@nvtsi.org

Women Veterans Sought for Los Angeles Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘Forgotten vets’ will get help reintegrating into society

San Diego – January 11, 2015 – Women who served in the United States military are facing greater challenges than their male counterparts are when they return to civilian life, studies show. And yet, too often, they are flying under the radar when it comes to the assistance they need.

The call is out for two-dozen or more Los Angeles-area women veterans to participate at no cost in a three-week program that will focus on their unique needs.

Organizers say the progressive training builds upon the participants’ military training, skills, and experience. They say it addresses the personal, social, and professional aspect of military-to-civilian life transition and has a 97-percent success rate.

The non-profit, National Veterans Transition Services, Inc.’s all women veterans REBOOT Workshop will run from March 9 to March 27 on the campus of National University in Los Angeles. The veterans will attend daylong classes, five days a week.

“More than 1,100 veterans have been able to reintegrate successfully into civilian life after they completed the REBOOT Workshop,” said co-founder Maurice Wilson, “but only now is it specifically targeting women veterans.” Wilson is, himself, a retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer.

He says they based the curriculum around how people think, and the impact that people’s thoughts have on every facet of their lives.

“We designed the workshop, “Wilson said, “to build awareness of how your mind works, how to control the way you think and how to achieve success in any part of your life.”

Ford Motor Company is providing the funding and logistics for the workshop with additional support from the Boeing Employee Fund of Southern California, Wilson said.

“We’re reaching out to as many veterans groups and support organizations as we can,” He says. “But we’re counting on the general public to share this information with women veterans they may know or know about.”

He says women veterans, as well as wives of combat veterans can learn more and sign up by visiting its website, http://www.nvtsi.org/women-veteransspouses or calling 866-535-7624.

For additional information, please contact Maurice Wilson at 619-822-2704 or maurice@nvtsi.org