Veterans Institute Summit Presented by Disney Coming August 19-20

by | May 25, 2022 | News Outside the Parks, WDW Blog

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The Veterans Institute Summit Presented by Disney is returning for 2022, including an on-demand live video feed for virtual attendees.

Disney has announced that the Veterans Institute Summit will return on Aug. 19 and 20, 2022. The complimentary event will be available online for virtual attendees and seeks to inspire businesses to improve their corporate best practices for recruiting, hiring, supporting, and retaining military veterans and military spouses.

About Veterans Institute Summit

This two-day summit pulls from The Walt Disney Company’s own Heroes Work Here initiative. To day, the program has helped 10,000 veterans find jobs at The Walt Disney Company since its inception in 2012.

This event is designed specifically for business professionals seeking to improve their companies’ policies around hiring and retaining veterans. If you are an active duty military member, veteran, or military spouse, you can check the Disney Institute website for on-demand material geared toward you.

What’s on the Agenda?

The two-day agenda for the 2022 Veterans Institute Summit Presented by Disney includes:

Day 1: Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, from 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Keynote: Establishing the Mission
  • Disney Institute: Introduction & Employee Culture
  • Panel Discussion: Creating a Culture of Support
  • Disney Institute: Employee Selection.
  • Panel Discussion: Military Spouse Employment

Day 2: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, from 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Keynote: Ensuring Heroes Thrive
  • Disney Institute: Employee Training & Communication
  • Panel Discussion: Military to Civilian Transition Success
  • Disney Institute: Employee Care & Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs)
  • Panel Discussion: An Inclusive Approach to Care
  • Keynote Panel: Inspiring Action

Who Are the Speakers?

The speakers at the Veterans Institute Summit in 2022 include:

  • General Paul E. Funk II (Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command)
  • Michael Linnington (CEO, Wounded Warrior Project)
  • Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen (CEO, WeBe Life Inc; Founder, Give An Hour)
  • Bob Woodruff (Founder, Bob Woodruff Foundation)
  • Mark Elliot (Managing Director & Global Head of Military and Veterans Affairs, JP Morgan Chase)
  • Jen Amos (Podcaster & Entrepreneur, Holding Down the Fort Podcast)
  • Jen Anthony (Director of Veteran Services, The COMMIT Foundation)
  • Brian Alvarado (Director, Military Spouse Programs, Hiring Our Heroes)
  • William Reynolds III (President & CEO, SERVE Advisory Group)
  • Stephanie Brown (Founder & CEO, The Rosie Network)
  • Jaime Chapman (COO & Co-Founder, Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce)
  • Beau Higgins (Senior Manager, Military Affairs, Amazon)

How to Attend Disney’s Veterans Institute Summit

If you are interested in attending the 2022 Veterans Institute Summit Presented by Disney online, just sign up using the Disney Institute website.

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Attendees will get access to digital event materials, access to all the online livestreamed sessions, and access to on-demand video content when the event is finished.

Remember, those dates are Aug. 19 and 20, from 10 AM to 5 PM. See you there!

Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).