Nothing happens without leadership. It is the single most universal skill in life.
On Friday, May 20, 2011, from 9:00 am until noon, Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute will conduct a no-cost training and networking event focusing on how military leadership can be applied to the civilian world. Featured speakers also will explore the classic building blocks of leadership and provide tools for applying leadership at any level of an organization.
Here are details:
- “Military Leadership Techniques Applied to Civilian Enterprise” – Two former military officers will recount their collective experiences as they relate to current challenges and opportunities in the civilian world. What is it that makes the military so successful in some things and how can the very best practices In the uniformed services be adapted to serve us as civilians? These and other topics will be addressed by this revealing presentation. Speakers: Chip Beckham is a former Navy helicopter pilot with ship-based deployments in anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and logistics. He now works overseeing quality growth at Nordson Corporation, a world-wide manufacturer of adhesive and coating dispensing equipment. Bernie Flank is a former Navy diver with a vast array of experience in salvage diving and small unit military operations. He currently works in network architecture design and deployment at AT & T.
- “Building your Leadership Potential” – This is an engaging presentation on the classic building blocks of leadership. We’ll discuss how character, clarity, communication, and credibility constitute the four pillars of leadership, and provide tools for building leadership potential at any level of an organization. Topics will include development of a personal values statement, organizational vision, improving powers of clarity, building credibility through charisma, storytelling as a communication strategy, and many more. Speaker: Craig Cochran has assisted countless companies become more competitive. His books include practical guides on quality, continual improvement, customer loyalty, and problem solving. Craig has spent the last few months fine tuning his approach to leadership and is excited about sharing it.
This event is free, but you must pre-register to attend. To register, please click this link and enter the requested information: http://gamep.org/?page_id=1329.
This event will take place at the GTRI Auditorium at 250 14th Street, Atlanta. This is the building right beside Georgia Public Broadcasting on 14th Street. You can’t miss it. Parking is free inside the parking deck. Your internet mapping programs (such as Mapquest) and your GPS devices will accurately guide you to 250 14th Street.