Webinars & Podcasts

Naval Historical Foundation

Every Second Saturday….Future topics will include Midshipman Horatio Nelson, The origins of Top Gun, Navy Baseball in WWII, Navy Combat Art, The Centennial of The Arrival of Unknown Soldier, 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. For upcoming programming visit www.navyhistory.org!

Orion Talent Podcasts

From Military to Millionaire, with David Pere

David Pere, Active Duty Marine and CEO of From Military To Millionaire, joins the show to share his passion for educating military service members and veterans on achieving financial freedom.

Click here to listen to David Pere’s episode.

Best-Selling Author Shares “Signs of a Great Resume”

As a transitioning service member or veteran, you have a broad skill set that can translate into a variety of corporate jobs. Your resume is often your chance to make a first impression on a Recruiter or Hiring Manager, so you need it to accurately represent your unique experiences, career progression, as well as the value you will bring to their company.

Scott Vedder, author of the best-selling book “Signs of a Great Resume” and “Signs of a Great Resume: Veterans Edition,” joins the podcast to offer advice on writing a resume that stands out.

Click here to listen to Scott Vedder’s episode

“Where is Yours Made?” Ft. Army Veteran and CEO

Dean Wegner, Army veteran and CEO/Founder of Authentically American, joins this episode of the podcast to discuss his military background and vision for his apparel company. Dean launched Authentically American in 2017, with the goal of selling premium, competitively priced apparel, all made in the USA. Dean has been featured in many major news outlets highlighting his business, including Yahoo Finance, Fox and Friends, Forbes, and more.

Click here to listen to Dean Wegner’s episode.

Closing the Skills Gap, with Army Veteran and Founder of STRAC Institute 

STRAC institute’s award-winning Electronics Assemblers and Technician Program is an alternative to traditional two and four-year institutions, with the goal of closing the skills gap, one graduate at a time. John Shepard, U.S. Army Veteran and Founder of STRAC institute, joins the show to discuss his experience working in the technology field after leaving the military, and what led him to founding STRAC Institute.

Click here to listen to John Shepard’s episode.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Podcast- Veteran Career Readiness with Mike Abrams, Founder of FourBlock

FourBlock is a nation-wide community of veterans and employers dedicated to transforming the veteran transition process. The organization was founded by Mike Abrams, a Marine Corps veteran, who was inspired to support transitioning veterans find their purpose and have a positive impact in their communities.

FourBlock has helped more than 2,500 veterans find meaningful careers with more than 500 sought after companies across the United States. Many of FourBlock’s successful alumni continue to “pay it forward” and come back to teach, mentor, and hire veterans in transition.

Click here to listen to the full episode.

From Day One Conferences

From Day One explores how companies can build well-grounded values into their business-diversity, responsibility, transparency-and stick with them in an economy driven by disruption.

See the list of upcoming virtual conferences here

Women Veteran Entrepreneurs National Focus Groups

Help business development, support providers across our nation, and develop women veteran entrepreneurs. Join the Moments that Matter, a national women veteran owned businesses focus groups, designed to gather data to advocate for additional services for women, veteran owned businesses.

Feedback about your Moments that Matter as a women veteran business owner will provide key decision makers and funders a vivid illustration of the economic impact as well as the ongoing challenges faced by women veteran entrepreneurs. Help us drive the timely allocation of funding resources to industries that will have the greatest impact toward advancing veteran woman owned businesses in our nation.

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Veterans Ascend Podcast

Beginning in January, Veterans Ascend will be hosting a series of webinars in collaboration with BrandDisco on Agile, that will focus on issues important to both veterans and employers. More details to come!

In the meantime, take a listen to the latest Veterans Ascend Podcast episodes featuring retired U.S. Command Sergeant Major, Gretchen Evans.

Click here to listen to the full discussion.


Join virtually on May 18th – June 17, 2021

VetsGoGlobal is a Veteran led initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service whose focus is to educate and inform U.S. Veteran-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned and military spouse-owned businesses about tradecraft and international business opportunities.

The VetsGoGlobal team is hosting a FREE Veterans Export Education Program for all levels of VOBs and SDVOBs beginning Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The three component program is co-led by both private and public sector tradecraft experts who will address; 1) your export readiness, 2) the five pillars of exporting, 3) market entry strategies and other resources.

The VetsGoGlobal – Export Education Program will provide valuable information which will square your team away on tradecraft and bring you closer to completing your first export sale or help you expand into other international markets.

For more information regarding the specific sessions please see the tabs below which segments this program in three components: Export Readiness, Five Pillars of Exporting and Export Tools and Resources.

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Charlie Mike Webinar Series Continue the Mission

Join Charlie Mike! or Continue the Mission every Tuesday at 1pm EST, February 2nd – June 22, 2021. We all know COVID-19 has interrupted the flow of life & business, causing us all to pause our standard business mission of engaging in Federal contracting. We must all remember that the mission may have paused or adjusted, but we must continue in the fight.

Charlie Mike! webinar series will feature policy experts, government representatives, and contracting educators to bring you the latest information to help the VOSB and SDVOSB community grow their businesses as we move through, and past the pandemic.

Click here to register and learn more

“What do these shoes do in addition to killing witches?”

June 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT

“What do these shoes do in addition to killing witches?” Dorothy could’ve saved us all some time if she knew what questions to ask. Upon discharge from the armed forces, every veteran gets issued an ID, a coffee mug and free men’s healthcare. Veteran’s Healthcare is a lifetime battle for women veterans. Half that battle is getting through the ongoing rotation through the 5 Stages of Grief while trying not to die and learning what questions to ask. The other half is keeping your body and mind from giving up. I can tell you what helped me. I don’t have answers, but I will inspire you to plan for the veterans healthcare long haul, and make you laugh while doing it.

Bio: At age 18, Karen Vasquez dropped out of beauty school to see the world. Carnival Cruises wouldn’t hire her, so she joined the Navy. At age 23 in a VA hospital in Madison Wisconsin, Karen was diagnosed with scleroderma and was not expected to see her 30th birthday. Now she’s 50, a stand-up comedian, and boy does she have some stories.

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Fair Pay: The American Water Journey


June 24, 2021, 10am PST/1pm ET

The average woman in the U.S. makes 82 cents for every dollar her white male counterpart makes, and the inequity does not end with this number. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar and Latinas make 55 cents for every dollar. Latina women make barely half of what their white male counterparts are paid for the same work.

What is being done in the utilities and communications industry to address fair pay? Several years ago, American Water, the nation’s largest and geographically diverse publicly held water and wastewater company started their journey to fair pay.  NUDC is pleased to have Valoria Armstrong, Nicholl Salamone and Kate Dephilippo from American Water explain their strategies and the actions the company is taking. Join us as they discuss their commitment to Inclusion & Diversity including their journey to fair pay!  This webinar is ideal for human resource, compensation, I&D professionals along with those on executive leadership teams and regulators.

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Finding YOU after the Military

June 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT

Translating skills, aligning your experience, cultural differences between civilian employers and military, networking and telling your story. All this and more to navigate your transition into a great civilian career.

Bio: Robyn Grable is the Founder and CEO of Veterans ASCEND, which she created to connect employers and military talent, improving corporate bottom lines as well as the lives of America’s service heroes and their families.

Her unwavering commitment to veteran employment is well-served by her corporate and military experience, including more than 30 years of private sector human resources after nine years of service in the U.S. Navy. Her ongoing study of America’s veteran workforce have made her a leading voice on the barriers and keys to success for their employment. She is a seasoned speaker and media resource, earning respect and praise from her peers.

Today she is focused entirely on ensuring veterans and military spouses are recognized for their skills, valued for their talent and that America’s employers realize the full value and skills of America’s heroes and military spouses, poised in the civilian workforce to truly ascend.

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