Leadership development experts offer free training to veterans

  Leadership development experts offer free training to veterans

 Exelis, Korn/Ferry and Points of Light seek participants eager to transform
   military experience into civilian leadership opportunities; application
                             deadline is Oct. 28

Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. -- September 26, 2013

Three leading organizations are seeking applicants for a leadership
development program designed to teach veterans how to leverage military
experience for leadership in the civilian sector.

Through its corporate volunteer service program Exelis Action Corps, Exelis
Inc. has partnered with Korn/Ferry International and the Points of Light
Community Blueprint to support the leadership and development of veterans who
have recently left, or are leaving, military service to pursue civilian

The “Leadership Development Program for Veterans” is a highly competitive
program offered by world-class leadership development experts for veterans
transitioning into civilian careers. Selected applicants will receive
transformational training from global leadership development professionals
from Exelis and Korn/Ferry International starting Jan. 24, 2014. This unique
program consists of three interactive days in Washington, D.C., followed by
offsite, online, integrated learning components as well as individual coaching
taking place over a four-month period.

The organizations are seeking applicants from any rank or military specialty
who are currently leaving active or reserve duty, or veterans who transitioned
out of the military within the last two years. There are no age limitations or
education levels required to be eligible for the program. Participants should
be committed to fully engaging in the program, with the goal of honing
leadership skills for possible leadership opportunities in the civilian

Interested service members and veterans should apply here
http://www.pdinh.com/lib/LDP.html. For more information about the program,
send questions to LDP@pointsoflight.org.

This Leadership Development Program for Veterans is the first of several that
will occur across the country over the coming years.

About Exelis Action Corps

The Exelis Action Corps is the signature volunteer service program for Exelis,
a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services
company. Exelis Action Corps is designed to allow nearly 20,000 Exelis
employees to give back to their communities by serving military service
members, veterans and their families. Exelis leverages a 50-year legacy of
deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable,
mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in critical
networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare, navigation, sensors, air
traffic solutions, communications and information systems and have strong
positions in composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services.
Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,000 people and
generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website
at www.exelisinc.com, www.exelisactioncorps.com or connect with us on
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management
solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers solutions and resources that help
clients cultivate greatness through the design, building and attraction of
their talent. Visitwww.kornferry.comfor more information on Korn/Ferry
International, andwww.kornferryinstitute.comfor thought leadership,
intellectual property, and research.

About Points of Light

Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer
service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the
world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of
nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in
30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear
where it’s needed most. For more information, go to


Jill Wolf, 703-790-6419
Korn/Ferry International
Jeff Baum, 214-415-8220
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