Leadership development experts offer free training to veterans

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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

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 careers.

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 sector.

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. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for 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 http://www.pointsoflight.org.

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

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