NEOVETS Golf Scramble 8/18/2017

4 ~ Person Golf Scramble

Friday August 18th, 2017

Bunker Hill Golf Course

  • 8:00 Registration ~ Breakfast ~ Putting contest
  • 9:00 18 Holes & Cart ~ Proximities ~ Skins ~ Lunch
  • 2:00 Steak Dinner ~ Raffles ~ Silent Auction

$80 Per golfer if paid by Aug. 7th / $90 after Aug. 7th

Dinner only guest $30 by Aug. 7th / $40 after Aug. 7th

To register and pay on line go to

*** If you prefer to pay by check rather than on line ***

Make checks payable to Bunker Hill  Course memo NEOVETS

& Mail to 3060 Pearl Rd., Medina Ohio 44256

Info contact Chad Gibson GM; 216-469-9241

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NEOVET Free Workshop for Employers

 Corporate Communications

9500 Euclid Ave. / JJN4-01

Cleveland, OH 44195

Phone: 216.444.0141

Fax: 216.445.3040



Hope Buggey, 216.444.8853,


Free event provides training for employers looking to recruit, retain and develop employees coming out of the military

What:             NEOVETS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting veterans and their families with best-in-class employers, educators and service providers, will be providing a free training event for employers of all sizes to learn how to recruit, retain and develop employees coming out of the military. Cleveland Clinic is a NEOVETS partner organization.

Assistance in becoming a Certified Military Talent Employer (CMTE) will be provided. Rob Stall, executive director and former Major General of the US Army will be the Keynote speaker.

When:            May 3, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration and networking begin at 8:00 a.m.)

Where:           Cleveland Clinic Administration Building #4, 3175 Science Park Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122. Parking is free.

Information:  This training event and certification prep session will assist employers in bringing a pool of high quality, disciplined and educated talent to their organizations.

Interested individuals are encouraged to register online at:

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and 208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at  Follow us at

Editor’s Note: Cleveland Clinic News Service is available to provide broadcast-quality interviews and B-roll upon request.


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Certified Military Talent Employer (CMTE) – What’s In It For Me?

Consider these questions:

  • Do you want to hire competent, capable high performers? Yes      No
  • Do you want your new hires to have significant work experience? Yes      No
  • Do you want trained workers in the fields for which you are hiring? Yes      No
  • Do you want leaders within their area of expertise? Yes      No
  • Do you want mature, disciplined, respectful applicants? Yes      No
  • Do you want employees who have proven personal performance capabilities?                                                                                                                                             Yes      No

Assuming you want all of the above characteristics to be present in your new hires; select a veteran.

Veterans have “real world” experience working in teams, taking orders, planning for performance, being accountable, maintaining personal discipline, and participating in ongoing training /learning activities. They also ramp up to speed quickly based on their “open to learning” bias gained from the military.

And, they do have difficulty selling themselves and converting their military experience and training into “business speak”.  The CMTE bridges these gaps by assisting the veteran with this conversion of capabilities, as well as the employer who is interested in benefitting from the capabilities gained while serving in our military.

Some additional benefits you receive when you certify as a Military Talent Employer are:

  • The credibility gained from veterans and your community as an employer genuinely committed to employing veterans.
  • A competitive edge in recruitment of veterans who prefer CMTE employers.
  • A nice add to your Affirmative Action Plans.
  • If you’re a Non-Profit Organization it could serve as an attraction to funders.
  • Support from NEOVETS providing best practice suggestions and assistance focused on veteran recruiting, selection, development and retention.

So, “Hire a Vet, It’s a sure bet!” says, Admiral Mullen, retired Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Visit our website at and schedule to attend a free NEOVETS Conference or Workshop focused on attracting and retaining veterans in Northeast Ohio.

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NEOVETS and NEO Colleges collaborate to Support Veterans

NEOVETS and NEO Community Colleges have collaborated to deliver the CMTE (Certified Military Talent Employer) capabilities to veteran employers in NEO.  The CMTE is a certification that assures designated employers recruit, select, cross walk, and retain veterans in NEO.  It is a sustainable approach to attracting and retaining veterans that is renewed every two years.

Check out our site for specifics about the CMTE and visit us to learn more at one of the conferences listed below.

Career Fair, Lorain County Community College

LCCC John A. Spitzer Conference Center

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Noon to 3 p.m.

1005 N. Abbe Rd.

Elyria, OH


Cuyahoga Community College

Advanced Technology Training Center

Monday, May 2, 2016 

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

3409 Woodland Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115



Lorain County Community College

John A. Spitzer Center

Friday, May 20, 2016  

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

1005 N. Abbe Rd.

Elyria, OH


NEOVETS Conference and CMTE Workshop 

Conference 8 to 12

Workshop 1 to 5

Lakeland Community College

Friday, May 27

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kirkland, OH 44094


NEOVETS Conference and CMTE Workshop

Conference 8 to 12

Workshop 1 to 5

Cuyahoga Community College

Mid-late May, 2016

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

3409 Woodland Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115


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Leading Change Can Be As Easy As Changing Your Socks

My first employer insisted we wear dark suits and ties to work. One of my Masters students encountered a similar situation inIMAG0865 the financial institution where he was recently recruited to work.

He felt this was burdensome and old-fashioned (I agree).

So, he took action in a light and fun way to encourage, initiate and lead change. He wore mismatched and colorfully patterned socks to work under his suit pants.

Others noticed and commented and laughed and got the point. They began to follow the sock revolution and even had competitions for the loudest, most colorful, fun characters, etc.

Of course, management eventually noticed and discussed this ‘poking fun’ at the dress code as reflecting its’ antiquated and outdated expectations. Particularly for those who didn’t have to interact with clients, customers and other critical interfaces where professional attire was appropriate, a more relaxed dress code could be introduced.

The decision was made to permit business casual attire in the workplace.

Have you ever watched the First Follower YouTube? If not, watch it and reflect on what it takes to lead change. It can be fun!!!

Leadership or transformational change question?  Call 330-329-3137

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Leadership & Management is All About Sustaining Change

Leadership & Management is All About Sustaining Change

Now comes the balancing act!!

Engaging the head, heart and hands of people!

3.  In order to engage the people in your organization with the change you are envisioning, a well-thought out appeal to them is needed.  Initially, the appeal may be to the executive team only, so they can share the leadership load of cascading the message to the people in the organization.  Or, it may be that you can call an All Hands meeting to share your vision with all the people in your organization at one fell swoop.

Pre-work that is needed on your part is to combine rational, logical reasoning and emotional, passionate appeal in the form of a vision for change.

Engaging accountability and commitment of people!

4.  A process for involving and enabling people to become a part of your vision is critical if you want a commitment from each of them to invest themselves in the change.  Sustainability is impossible without this buy-in from the majority of your people.

This is accomplished via the process used to engage them with the understanding, validation and assumption of accountability for portions of the change process.  Appropriately called engaging leaders at all levels.

Sustaining the gain!

5.  Lastly, it’s all about managing the change while at the same time leading and modeling with energy and enthusiasm.  Drafting new roles, new behaviors, new plans, projects, activities and goals is the role of management, and if done well will incorporate input and involvement from all people as they identify what needs to be done (and they are willing to do) to make the future a reality.

Sustaining becomes the drumbeat meetings to review progress, provide feedback, recognize milestones, adjust plans, celebrate, etc. as you move toward the future state vision.

 Perseverance and tenacity are the ongoing need from leadership and management in repeating the vision, benefit and value in every communication with people.  As well as, in modeling the new behaviors and beliefs that the vision entails.

To learn more connect with me at 330-329-3137 or

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