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Tuesday November 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST
Wednesday November 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM EST

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The Buller Group at Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive, 13th Floor
Reston, VA 20190

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CVR Trainers 

Emily King, VP Military Transitions at The Buller Group

Ms. King is the CVR program director, having conceived and led its design for The Buller Group. A nationally recognized expert on the transition from military service to civilian employment, Ms. King has worked extensively with organizations to hire and retain veterans, as well as with veterans directly. Ms. King is the author of Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing & Retaining Veterans (AMACOM 2012), the first-ever guide for private sector organizations.

Jay Andre, VP Executive Search at The Buller Group
Mr. Andre is a seasoned and accomplished professional with more than two decades of search experience across U.S. government contractors, government agencies and private sector companies. Mr. Andre has been quoted on strategic executive search issues by such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Human Resources Executive Magazine as well as in the book Deciding Who Lead.

Local Information

Area Airports:
   Dulles International (IAD)
   Reagan National Airport (DCA)
   Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
Area Hotels:
   Reston Hyatt (closest to training facility):
   Westin Reston
   Marriott Spring Hill Suites


Debbie Sweasy
The Buller Group

The CVR Scoop

Press Release: The Buller Group Announces the Successful Completion of its First Veteran Recruitment Training Program

What Participants Had to Say

"This program is extremely valuable to veteran recruiters of all levels. The content, real-life application exercises and best practices sharing is unmatched to many other courses/trainings I have attended." -Defense Contractor

"I thought I knew a lot about this topic but, as they say, 'you don't know what you don't know,' and this will impact my understanding of how to work with Wounded Warriors and Veterans for life." -Defense Contractor

"A must for anyone wanting to hire a Wounded Warrior. Valuable, hands on, real life experiences that you will not receive any place else." -Television Broadcasting Company

"I can now do a far better job at making the business-case to hiring managers for why they should hire Veterans. We as Human Resources executives need this valuable information to help lead our client organizations." -Senior HR Executive

"You have to register for this course if you truly are committed to hiring Veterans." -Global Telecommunications Company

"The program showcased the population and how new knowledge about fitting them into our cultures will go far. Its about educating our businesses, which will ultimately impact our bottom lines." -Global Industrial & Defense Engineering Contractor

Certified Veteran Recruiter Program

HRCI ApprovedVeterans are a unique subset of the labor market, and largely unfamiliar to civilian recruiting professionals. Lack of adequate knowledge and skill with Veteran & Wounded Warrior job candidates is a prime contributor to the high rate of unemployment. Training recruiting professionals to effectively source, screen, interview, assess and hire this valuable segment of the labor market is critical to the success of any Veteran hiring initiative. 

The Certified Veteran Recruiter (CVR) Program is a new two-day training course for professional recruiters, designed to establish competency in all aspects of the recruiting lifecycle as they pertain to the military Veteran & Wounded Warrior job candidate. The CVR Professional Credential designates recruiters who complete the CVR course as having expertise in Veteran talent acquisition. The CVR Program is industry accredited by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Register Now!

Can't attend our November session? No problem! We have another session on Tuesday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 5. Please register for the December event here.

CVR Pricing

Program Price: $1500, includes...

  • Two full days of instruction
  • Buller Group-hosted networking reception
  • Comprehensive Veteran Recruitment Desk Reference
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Professional CVR Credential
  • 15 HRCI Recertification Credits

CVR Program Agenda

The CVR Certification Course is two full days in length, and concludes with a mandatory learning assessment at the end of the second day. Therefore, participants must complete the full program in order to receive the Certificate of Completion, CVR credential and HRCI recertification credit. Methods include instruction, individual & group exercises, real-time practice & feedback.

Day 1: 8:00am – 5:30pm*
8:00 – 8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 12:00pm Morning Session: Military 101

  • Introduction to Military Culture
  • Basic Training for Recruiters
  • Culture Shock & The Military Transition Framework
  • Introduction to Military Structure
  • Organizations, Roles, Rank & Clearance...How They All Work Together

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00 – 5:30pm Afternoon Session: Veteran Recruitment Part I

  • Job Descriptions & Value Propositions: Dos & Don'ts For Attracting the Right Talent
  • Sourcing Candidates: Navigating the Landscape of Job Boards, Career Fairs, VSOs & Resources
  • Compliance: What Every Recruiter Needs to Know...and Nothing More!

5:30 – 6:30pm  Happy Hour With Special Guests, Hosted by The Buller Group (optional but recommended)

Day 2: 8:30am – 5:30pm*
8:00 – 8:30am Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 12:00pm Morning Session: Veteran Recruitment Part II

  • Resume Translation: Decoding the Military Resume With Speed & Accuracy
  • Hiring Managers: Overcoming Resistance to Hiring Veterans & Wounded Warriors

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00 – 5:30pm Afternoon Session: Veteran Recruitment Part III

  • Recruiting For Retention: the Art of Fit & Fill
  • Interviewing Veterans & Wounded Warriors: The Right Questions to Ask & The Ones To Avoid
  • Structuring & Making An Offer: Winning the Expectations Game
  • Learning Assessment & Review
  • Certification Ceremony

5:50pm Class Adjourns

* Both days include a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon

Event Policy
All registration fees include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $275. The Buller Group reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any event. In the event of program cancellation, we make every effort to notify participants 4-5 weeks prior to the event. Therefore, we recommend purchasing a refundable airfare. The Buller Group is not responsible for any airfare penalties, travel or hotel charges that may be incurred due to cancelled or rescheduled events.


  • Payment is required at the time of registration
  • Payment must be made in U.S. dollars


  • All cancellations, substitutions and reschedule requests must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations must be received 5 weeks prior to the start of the event.
  • Cancellations before the 5-week deadline receive a refund minus the nonrefundable $275 administrative fee.
  • Before the 5-week deadline, transfers to another workshop or event, minus the nonrefundable administrative fee.
  • Any remaining balance as a result of transfer is due immediately.
  • Cancellations after the 5-week deadline will be charged the full event fee.
  • Attendees may be substituted at any time without penalty.

Register Now!

Can't attend our November session? No problem! We have another session on Tuesday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 5. Please register for the December event here.