Manpower and tech powerhouses Korn Ferry and Harris Corp. are teaming up to provide a free Leveraging Military Leadership Program for troops and recent veterans transitioning to civilian careers.
The on-site portion of the program runs April 8-10 in Herndon, Virginia, where participants may be immersed in the same leadership development training given by Korn Ferry to boards, CEOs and senior executives of leading global organizations, according to company officials.
Offered by Korn Ferry and the Harris Corporation, the program is designed to help service members transition from military to civilian careers. Veterans of any rank who left the service in the last two years, as well as currently serving troops transitioning in the next six months, are eligible to apply.
Those interested can apply online here. Applications must be completed by the end of Feb. 8.
A mashup of the names of founding partners Lester Korn and Richard Ferry, Korn Ferry has been providing has provided manpower solutions to companies around the globe for more than 45 years, reporting more than $1 billion in revenue last year.
Harris Corp. is an $8 billion communications giant and government contractor.
Participants will be guided by a team of leadership experts who will guide veterans through a three-month program composed of online and in-person assessments, coaching, instruction, group exercises and lectures.
Participants will have to cover their own airfare and lodging for the on-site weekend, but "everything else, including course materials and food, is completely free," said Tracy Kurschner, a Korn Ferry spokesperson.
Since launching the program in 2013, more than 250 service members from all branches of the military have taken part.
The leadership program was "a truly life-changing experience" for retired Army Col. Robert Fagan.
"Most military transition courses start with the action plan in mind, such as resumes, networking and LinkedIn profiles," Fagan said in a news release. "This program takes you through the journey of self-exploration and self-awareness that allows you to develop a vision and a strategy, thereby making your transition more purposeful, meaningful and focused."