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Training Workshops and Conferences


Virginia Military & Student Veteran Education Summit-September 22, 2022

Thank you for attending the 2022 Virginia Military & Student Veteran Education Summit. Below we are providing links to the presentations for your review:

  • Keynote Address #1- Kameron Smith
  • Non-Profit Entrepreneurial Success in the Veteran World- Mark Casper and Jason Haag
  • Virginia Association of Schoo Certifying Officials- Dr. Takesha McMiller
  • Learning to Serve After Service- Jonathan “JD” Due
  • Utilizing Credits 2 Careers in your Career Search- Emily Jones-Green
  • The Virginia Assembly of Student Veterans: For Student Veterans by Student Veterans- Kate Milenski
  • Using Design Thinking to Plan Your Next Steps in College & Beyond-Mary- Chris Escobar
  • State Approving Agency Updates– Aaron Martin
  • 9/11 Remembrance at VCU: How To Get Your School and Students More Involved– James Grubb, Jacob Davenport, and Stephen Ross
  • Suicide Prevention Resources: Keynote Address #2- Brandi Jancaitis
  • Additional Suicide Prevention Video
  • The Opportunity of Entrepreneurship- Graham Henshaw
  • Risk-Based Surveys– Michelle Hill
  • Student Veterans Engagement: Theory to Practice- Charlie Foster

Initial Approval Training - For New Applicants

Initial Approval Training is a mandatory training webinar for schools seeking initial approval to offer education and training to veterans and other eligible persons. A school that has had its approval withdrawn is also required to attend this webinar when they seek re-approval.

A State Approving Agency’s (SAA) representative, typically the Education Support Specialist, will respond to your Application Request. The representative will send you an invitation to the next Initial Approval Training Webinar. They are scheduled from 9:30 am to 12:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

Please contact the SAA by email at or by phone at 804-225-2298 for assistance.

No New SCO Training Session Scheduled

No New SCO Training is scheduled at this point.

If you have not already registered to receive SAA Updates, please do so, as training sessions such as this are sent out using this update system.

Click Here to sign up for SAA Updates.


Department of Veterans Affairs - Monthly Webinars

The Department of Veterans Affairs Education Service holds monthly webinars to improve communication and pass along valuable information.

Who should attend

School Certifying Officials and VetSuccess on Campus Counselors

Presentation slides will be available during the meeting. The audio is only accessible via a separate phone line.

The date of the next webinar is published on the VA’s website.

Click here for more information about Department of Veterans Affairs Webinars. This website also includes links to previous webinars.