Boston - 15 November - Charles Hotel
The first Leadership Workshop focused on promoting and refining the skills and sensitivities necessary to draw the best from all those able and willing to serve in our Armed Forces. With limited resources and a progressively complex set of missions, leaders must be able to create an environment of trust and teamwork that enables our Armed Forces to operate at its best.
West Point Cadets, Coast Guard Cadets and Navy Midshipmen, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from other Universities were present. Air Force Academy Cadets connected remotely. Army, Navy Air Force and Coast Guard leaders from junior officer to General and Admiral ranks, alumni of the service academies and local business and civic leaders, as well as distinguished members of academia, were among the participants.
The Workshop began with opening remarks from Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA 3rd District) and were followed later in the day by Janet Petro, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center. Also participating in the program were Rear Admiral Peg Klein, Major General Heidi Brown, Major General Jeff Snow and Major General (R) Maria Britt. After the welcome, the participants received a brief presentation from each set of discussion group leaders before the workshop break-out sessions begin. The discussion group topics were:
- Leveraging Diversity: Full integration of women into combat roles
- A Junior Leader's Role in Reversing the Epidemic of Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault in the Military and on College Campuses
- Integrating Work & Life as a Military Spouse or Couple
- Women at the Top: Strategies to Overcome Gender Bias
- Overcoming invisible barriers to inclusion
|08:50 - 09:00||
||13:50 - 14:50||MG Jeff Snow, USMA ’83, Director of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) & Leadership Presentations|
|09:00 - 09:20||
||14:50 - 15:00||Break and Move to Workshops|
|09:20 - 10:20||Leadership Presentations||15:00 - 16:30||Workshop Discussions|
|10:20 - 10:30||Break and Move to Workshops||16:30 - 16:40||Break and Move to Main Hall|
|10:30 - 12:00||Workshop Discussions||16:40 - 16:45||BG (R) Rebecca Halstead, USMA ’81 (video)|
|12:00 - 12:10||Break and Move to Main Hall||16:45 - 17:05||MG Heidi Brown, USMA ’81, Director of Test, Missile Defense Agency|
|12:10 - 12:30||
Janet Petro, USMA '81, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center
|17:05 - 17:15||Closing Remarks: COL Diane Ryan|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch at the Border Café||17:15 - 20:00||Cocktail Reception Noir Bar|
Major General Heidi Brown, Rear Admiral Margaret "Peg" Klein, Major General Jeff Snow and Major General (ret) Maria Britt will also be participating in the Workshop Discussions. MG Brown is the Director for Test for the United States Missle Defense Agency. Admiral Klein is the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Military Professionalism. MG Snow is the Director of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO). MG (R) Britt is the former Commander of the Georgia Army National Guard.
The event was held at the Charles Hotel on Harvard Square. Video of a portion of the proceeding is available here. A summary of the days events will be published and available through this site. The day closed with a social. All proceeds will be collected and donated to the Corbin Forum through the West Point Association of Graduates.
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