Inclusive Excellence Academy programs

Cornell University’s Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity,  Inclusive Excellence Academy will host two programs related to military veterans.  These programs are ideal for Cornell staff who are responsible for recruitment and hiring, but open to all who are interested in attending.

Veterans in the Workforce

David Hart

Speaker, Author, U.S. Army Ranger

September 21, 2015  

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

701 Clark Hall


The passage of regulation 4212 and the increasing available number of military veterans provide an opportunity for Cornell to bolster its workforce by hiring this population. As important as increasing the representation of military veterans in the workforce, is fully engaging those we already have to ensure we are getting the full benefit of their experience. As Cornell’s diversity initiative focuses on the “lived experience of diversity” this year, learn, from a former Army Ranger, how we can develop strategies to fully engage our military veterans

Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring Veterans

James Schmeling, J. D. 

Co-founder and Managing Director

Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families

October 20, 2015             

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

G10 Biotechnology Building


Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the leading national university center leveraging higher education to advance social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. In this program, IVMF co-founder James Schmeling will present a powerful business case for recruiting and hiring veterans in higher education. He will share successful strategies and best practices for building employment pipelines to military veterans and their dependents.

As the managing director of IVMF, James Schmeling is responsible for programming which includes transition, employment, entrepreneurship, and training programs such as the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV); Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans-Families (EBV-F); Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP); Transition Assistance Program:  Boots to Business and B2B:Reboot Programs; Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE); and, VetNet. IVMF’s programming reaches over 20,000 veterans and family members annually. Schmeling sits on the Veterans Employment Advisory Committee for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative. He is IVMF’s liaison with the U.S. Business Leadership Network.