VBH + NC4ME Leadership Forum

September 24, 2020 | 9:00AM-11:00AM

Where Military Talent Meets Business Needs

You’ll want a seat at the virtual table as we highlight best practices, identify key barriers, and take a hands-on approach to developing collective action plans for hiring our military talent.

Join us from 9:00 am – 11:00 am on September 24 for an opportunity to learn from some of NC’s most military-friendly companies that hire, retain and develop military talent.


  • Best practices for implementing a military hiring initiative within your organization
  • Attracting, selecting, & retaining military talent
  • Building and implementing a Veteran Employee Resource Group
  • Discovering the deep pool of Military Spouses within North Carolina
  • The Hidden “Military Spouse” Talent- Resilient, Educated, Organized


8:45 AMPlatform Opens
9:00 AM – 9:15 AMWelcome-Intro to Technology Platform
9:15 AM – 10:15 AMBreakout Rooms
Room 1: Building and Implementing a Veteran Employee Resource Group
Room 2: The Hidden “Military Spouse” Talent- Resilient, Educated, Organized
10:15 AM – 10:30 AMLeaders Summarize Breakout Rooms
10:30 AM – 10:50 AMKeynote Speaker
Rob Daugherty, Lowes, VP of Talent Acquisition
10:50 AM – 11:00 AMDiscuss Upcoming Events + Wrap Up

Who Should Attend?

This event is designed for senior level leaders, human resource professionals and talent acquisition teams from the private and public sectors who are ready to hear what some of NC’s leading employers are doing to grow and support their strong military workforce. Attendees will walk away with a new understanding of how military talent drives business results, and how to integrate military hiring into their business strategy. Learn from employers that have overcome challenges and continue to thrive in the military employment space.

Veterans Bridge Home

Veterans Bridge Home is a Charlotte-based organization that connects Veterans and their families, in any state of transition, to the community. Through our network of partners, we help Veterans navigate employment, create social connections, and settle their families. We look at the whole Veteran and connect them to the resources needed to be successful and thriving leaders in our community.