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2022 Webinars

NVTI’s Past, Present, and Future

Date: September 20, 2022
Length: 1:16:27 minutes
Presenters: Brandon Webb and Hannah Toney

In this webinar, Brandon Webb, the National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) Lead for the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) and Hannah Toney, director in Custom Learning Solutions at Management Concepts and NVTI Program Manager, discuss NVTI’s rich history, explore the DOL VETS and Management Concepts partnership to continuously improve the NVTI program, and identify future goals for the growth of the NVTI program.

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The Grant Closeout Process for Recipients

Date: September 14, 2022
Length: 58:55 minutes
Presenter: Maria Temiquel

In this webinar, Maria Temiquel, Director of the Office of Grants and Training at the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), explained how GrantSolutions and the Payment Management System affect closeout, the closeout process and timelines, as well as the responsibilities of VETS, grant recipients, and subrecipients. In addition, participants got a closer look at the contents of the closeout package, common issues that delay the closeout process, and the grantee’s post-closeout responsibilities.

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Veteran Suicide Prevention: VA S.A.V.E

Date: August 30, 2022
Length: 1:07:48 minutes
Presenter: Lillie Mells

In this webinar, Lillie Mells, Education & Training Program Coordinator at the Office of Mental Health Suicide Prevention at Veteran's Affairs Central Office, provided a general overview of the scope of veteran suicide within the U.S. In addition, she explained how to identify a veteran who may be at risk for suicide, what to do when someone identifies a veteran at risk, and outlined the Veterans Affairs S.A.V.E. steps which teach someone how to act with care and compassion if they encounter a veteran who is in crisis.

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AmeriCorps & DOL VETS: A Partnership for You

Date: August 3, 2022
Length: 57:48 minutes
Presenters: Mary Tobin and John Savage

In this webinar, AmeriCorps’ Mary Tobin - Senior Advisor for Wounded Warrior, Veteran, and Military Family Initiatives - and DOL VETS’ John Savage - Regional Administrator for VETS Atlanta Region - discussed the AmeriCorps and U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) programs and how you can take advantage of these program benefits. Specifically, they assisted participants to:

  • Understand AmeriCorps and DOL VETS opportunities;
  • Define who AmeriCorps and DOL VETS are as well as the ways both programs serve veterans;
  • Demonstrate how AmeriCorps and DOL VETS are working together to better serve veterans;
  • Explore how veteran service providers can partner with AmeriCorps and DOL VETS to improve and enrich the services they provide veterans.

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Priority of Service for Grantees

Date: July 14, 2022
Length: 1:30:03 minutes
Presenters: Victor Glover and John Savage

In this webinar led by Victor Glover, JVSG State Coordinator in North Carolina, and John Savage, Regional Administrator for VETS Atlanta Region, they discussed how veterans and eligible spouses are entitled to precedence over non-covered persons in the program known as Priority of Service. They explained what Priority of Service means, its history, and who is eligible along with how states and local areas can implement Priority of Service, the importance and requirements for state and local policies, and some best practices from states around the nation regarding their provision of Priority of Service. Additionally, they clarified the difference between veteran Priority of Service and veterans’ preference at the state and local levels.

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JVSG Promising Practices Listening Session

Date: May 25, 2022
Length: 1:01:17 minutes

In this webinar, five states presented the lessons learned and promising practices that contributed to their improved performance in Program Year 2020. The event included a facilitated discussion where states asked questions and got answers from their colleagues across the nation.

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The JVSG Career Roadmap Certificate Program

Date: May 19, 2022
Length: 1:04:45 minutes
Presenter: Dr. Hannah Toney, NVTI and Mr. Brandon Webb, VETS

In this one hour webinar, we overview NVTI’s certificate program, the JVSG Career Roadmap Certificate. The presenters overview what certificate programs are, why they are valuable, and specifically what the JVSG Career Roadmap certificate program is and who it is designed for. They also discuss requirements, application and enrollment, measuring progress and considerations, constraints, and future plans. They also provide a virtual tour of the certificate program documents on as well as at NVTI Student Central.

JVSG Career Roadmap Certificate Program Documents

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Indirect Cost 101

Date: March 16, 2022
Length: 1:00:41 minutes
Presenter: Emily Wen, DOL Cost & Price Determination Division

In this one-hour webinar recording, Emily Wen, Cost Negotiator with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Cost & Price Determination Division, reviewed different types of costs and indirect cost rates, discussed the allocation base, cost allocation plans (CAPs), and indirect cost proposal due dates. Emily Wen also reviewed the reimbursement of indirect costs via a rate, the reimbursement of indirect costs via a CAP, and answered questions at the end.

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2021 Webinars

So, You’re Being Audited: Triennial Audit Training for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2024

Date: November 23, 2021.
Length: 00:36:23 minutes
Presenter: Dan Griffiths

In this video, So, You’re Being Audited: Triennial Audit Training for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2024, NVTI’s Dan Griffiths presents elements of DOL VETS’ audits of states’ compliance with the roles and responsibilities of staff funded by the Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) program. Viewers will learn about and understand the triennial, or three-year, audit cycle for the JVSG program, its framework, and various supporting elements. Background information will include the relevant legal guidance applicable for this effort. The video also examines the four phases of the audit process, as well as the tool developed by DOL VETS to be used during the implementation of oversight responsibilities. Finally, viewers will gain an understanding of Areas of Concern and Findings that will need to be addressed by State Workforce Agencies, or SWAs.

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Resources to Serve Veterans: A Comprehensive Guide to Frequently and Successfully Used Resources

Date: September 20, 2021.
Length: 1:09:55 minutes
Presenter: Greg Davis and Nikkol Wymer

In this webinar recording, NVTI Instructor Greg Davis and Nikkol Wymer of DOL VETS discussed resources to locate applicable guidance and regulations, identify resources for Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists, and identify resources for Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) staff. They discussed resources specific to serving veterans with significant barriers to employment as well as other special veteran populations and topics to include rural veterans, American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, LGBTQ+ veterans, veterans with addictions, and suicide prevention for veterans. They also discussed resources for recruiting and hiring veterans, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and retaining veterans. Please download the handout with additional resources that accompanied the presentation. We also encourage you to continue the conversation and provide any additional resources at the Making Careers Happen for Veterans: Community of Practice.

Additional Attachment

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Grants Closeout Process for Grantees

Date: August 19, 2021.
Length: 2:13:58 minutes
Presenter: Dan Griffiths

The following webinar session is a comprehensive training for grant recipient financial and programmatic personnel responsible for closing out grant awards. The webinar session included an updated presentation on the grant closeout process as it applies to Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment & Training Service grants (Jobs for Veterans State Grants as well as grants funded under the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program). The presentation was followed by a question and answer session.

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Introduction to Apprenticeships: Encouraging Veteran Apprenticeships

Date: May 4, 2021.
Length: 0:56:30 minutes
Presenter: Hughes McLean, Apprenticeship & Training Representative and Veteran Liaison for the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship

In the following webinar, Hughes McLean, Apprenticeship & Training Representative and Veteran Liaison for the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, supported participants in: describing Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs), the components of the program, and breadth of opportunities; summarizing the benefits of RAPs to the veteran, the employer and the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program; identifying a working knowledge of the different partners in a RAP; discussing different tools and approaches to locating appropriate RAPs in their region and; establishing a connection between veteran needs and apprenticeship fit. Hughes McLean also engaged in a robust question and answer session with webinar participants.

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New Products, Updates, and Resources

Date: April 28, 2021.
Length: 0:53:40 minutes
Presenter: Dr. Hannah Toney, NVTI and Mr. Brandon Webb, VETS

The following webinar navigates through NVTI’s learning platforms; identifies NVTI learning product types and locations; identifies new and upcoming NVTI learning products; describes NVTI’s developing certificate program; and makes sure you know all the ways you can provide feedback and contact us at

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2020 Webinars

NVTI 2021: New Products, Updates, and Resources

Date: November 17, 2020.
Length: 1:00:14 minutes
Presenter: Dr. Hannah Toney

During this webinar, Dr. Toney walks through the NVTI website to showcase new NVTI products, updates and resources with attendees. Please click on the button below to listen to the webinar recording and hear about what NVTI has in store for 2021!

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Providing Services at a Distance

Date: September 1, 2020
Length: 1:00:00 minutes
Presenters: Cindy Borden & Chantal Escoto

In this webinar participants will understand how, through discovery and customized employment, they will be able to:

  • Describe promising practices related to the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP)
  • Identify successful methods for providing quality service to veterans in a virtual setting
  • Personalize approaches for virtual considerations

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Discovery and Customized Employment

Date: August 26, 2020
Length: 1:04:27 minutes
Presenters: Debbie Ball

In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of how they can:

  • Get to know veterans while being mindful of their individual and unique circumstances
  • Identify a veteran’s skillset and determine how that can benefit a company or organization
  • Find alternatives to the competitive hiring process

Participants will also be able to describe how veterans have customized their career plans through their own words.

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Accommodations: Resources and Strategies to Help Veterans with Disabilities Obtain Employment

Date: August 19, 2020
Length: 1:09:56 minutes
Presenters: Melanie Whetzel, James Potts, and Cori DiBiase

This webinar is designed to provide veterans’ service providers staff with a better understanding of how workplace accommodations can assist job-seeking veterans. Through detailed examples, we will deliver accommodation solutions that will help you have informed conversations with job-seeking veterans and employers.

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Making the Most of

Date: April 15, 2020
Length:43:36 minutes
Presenters: Ellery Rush, Kippi Chase, and Rachel Crowder is the official benefits website of the U.S. government. The mission of is to increase citizen access to government programs and facilitate citizen interaction with the federal government. Since 2002, has helped over 130 million people identify and access government benefits that can help them improve their circumstances. Join NVTI and NVTAC to learn how can help the veteran community. Representatives from will demonstrate the website's functionality and how its resources can be used to serve our Nation’s veterans.

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New Employment Resource:

Date: April 8, 2020
Length: 59:25 minutes
Presenters: Lori Adams and Charlie Terrell

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and DirectEmployers Association recently launched, a job site dedicated to providing a centralized location for displaced workers to access employment opportunities from U.S. corporations with immediate hiring needs due to COVID-19. Hosted by the National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), Lori Adams, Veterans Policy Director, NASWA, and Charlie Terrell, Director, NLx, NASWA, discuss how you can use this resource to support veterans seeking employment.

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HVRP and JVSG Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: April 2, 2020
Length: 1:16:09
Presenters: Jon Lowry, Cori Di Biase, and Dan Griffiths

Recently appointed Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment & Training Services Jon Lowry kicks off the session. Next, NVTI and NVTAC co-host a Community of Practice discussion discussing promising practices in collaboration between Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) grantees and Jobs for Veteran State Grant (JVSG) staff. This conversation includes DVOP specialists, LVERs, and HVRP staff from around the country.

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Past Webinar Recordings

Making Careers Happen for Veterans': A Community of Practice.

An Introduction and Demonstration
Date: January 9, 2019
Length: 90 minutes
Bradley Sickles NVTI Project Manager, U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service
Monica Henderson Learning Management Systems Administrator, Management Concepts
Dr. Hannah Toney Director, Learning & Technology Solutions, Management Concepts

Learn about the NVTI Community of Practice tool and how to access and use it.

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U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Program:

Promoting Employer Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention of Men and Women Who Served Honorably in the U.S. Military
Date: September 13, 2018
Length: 60 minutes
Randall Smith, HIRE Vets Medallion Program Manager, U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training

Learn about The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) Vets Medallion program and updates in preparation for the 2019 program year.

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The New Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) Required Core Curriculum: A First Look and Overview

Date: July 10, 2018
Length: 60 minutes
Matthew Miller Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training
Dr. Hannah Toney Director, Learning & Technology Solutions, Management Concepts

Learn about the role and importance of professional development for workforce staff serving veterans and explore the wellspring of professional development resources offered by the National Veterans' Training Institute (NVTI) for JVSG state staff!
Also learn about NVTI training structure which includes prerequisite eLearning and in-person classroom courses, training objectives for each course, and a demonstration of navigation in the NVTI Student Central portal.

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