Leadership & Strategic Thinking for Managers

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Event Date
Start At : Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00pm
End At : Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 9:00pm

Leadership & Strategic Thinking for Managers


Christine MacNulty, FRSA & Dr. Stephen R. Woodall, Ph.D.

Location and Cost


5:30 PM - PM Tools
6:00 PM - Cash Bar & Networking
6:15 PM - New Member Meet & Greet
7:00 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Guest Speaker
9:00 PM - Adjourn


Sheraton Premiere at
Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA


Corporate table for 10: $500
Chapter Members: $45
Non-members: $55
Walkins: $60

About the Program:

Leadership & Strategic Thinking for Managers

There is a saying that "leaders lead people and managers manage things." Good PMs must be able to do both, yet more emphasis is generally placed on management and program performance than on leadership and program outcome.

In this seminar/workshop we will discuss and work on your leadership skills such as improved communications, coaching, inspiration and vision versus motivation... and principles related to values and ethics. One of the key leadership skills that is often ignored is strategic thinking, sometimes also known as systems thinking. When dealing with highly complicated or complex systems and programs, the ability to see the big picture and the relationships between parts of the system is crucial for its success. We will introduce some easy to use techniques to enable you to see your operation as a system.

About the Speakers:

MacNultyChristine A.R. MacNulty, FRSA, President & CEO, Applied Futures, Inc.

Christine MacNulty has forty years experience as a consultant in long-term strategic planning for concepts as well as organizations, technology forecasting, technology assessment and related areas, as well as socio-cultural change. For the last sixteen years, most of her consultancy has been conducted for the Department of Defense, including: The Joint Staff, OSD (OFT), the DON (Under Secretary, Secretariat, OPNAV N3/N5, N6, N7, CNET, NAVSEA, NSWG1, CNO’s SSG), the USMC (HQMC - Commandant), the USCG (HQ - Commandant), the USA (SMDC), JTAMDO, BMDO, (then) USACOM, JFCOM J9, and other COCOMs. She has also worked for NATO ACT and NATO NEC.

She has provided consultancy services and leadership training for various Fortune Global 500 companies in the US, the UK and Western and Eastern Europe for client applications, including marketing, advertising, personnel and human resources, education and training. These companies included:

  • The Boots Company
  • British Telecom
  • The Conservative Party
  • DuPont
  • Fiat Cars
  • Honeywell
  • IBM Europe
  • Nestle
  • Reckitt & Colman
  • UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • Unilever (HQ and several divisions)
  • Unisys

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1988 for her contribution to British industry. She is a popular speaker at conferences. She is the coauthor of: Industrial Applications of Technology Forecasting, Wiley, 1971. Her monograph "Truth, Perception & Consequences" was published by the Army War College, September 2007, and "Transformation: From the Outside In or the Inside Out" was also published by the Army War College in September 2008. Her paper, Perceptions, Values & Motivations in Cyberspace appeared in the IO Journal, 3rd Quarter, 2009. She has recently been featured on the Heartbeat of America television program as the owner of an innovative small business. She was the developer and co-host of the radio program "Strategy with Passion" that aired on VoiceAmerica.com Business Channel from May-December 2009.

WoodallDr. Stephen R. Woodall, Ph.D.; President & CEO, Strategic Synthesis, Ltd.

Dr. Stephen R. Woodall has over thirty years of executive and operational experience in strategic planning, vision development, long-range resource analysis, strategic forecasting, international operations and management, systems and operations analysis, systems engineering, warfare gaming and analysis, technology planning, and inspirational leadership under demanding conditions, including combat operations in the Vietnam and first Gulf wars. He is the founding President and CEO of Strategic Synthesis, Ltd. (LLC); see the web site at the address above for details. Additionally, he is a Consulting Senior Systems Engineer and Systems Analyst for a number of major defense and consulting firms. Dr. Woodall served as a naval officer from June 1967 until retirement in February 1994.  His naval service included three commands at sea, including the AEGIS Cruiser USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53), serving as the four-carrier ‘Battle Force ZULU’ Anti-Air Warfare Commander (AAWC) during the 1991 Gulf War in the Northern Arabian Gulf.
Experience in strategic planning and vision development includes support of the Army Digitization Office (ADO), the future of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) for the Vice Chairman of the Joint Staff, and similar work for OSD (C3I), BMDO (MDA), JT/IAMDO, Navy PEO IT, the DoN Secretariat, CNET, Navy SEALs, Army SMDC, ONR, PEO IWS, and many others. Professionally, Dr. Woodall has been a leader and innovator in the development and analysis of such C4ISR-related systems and capabilities as Athena (the Navy's revolutionary approach to Theater Command and Decision), the Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) capability, Y2K testing and analysis, the Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) capability, Land Attack and NSFS, TAMD, JBMC2, Joint Fires, the Navy Distributed Engineering Plant (DEP), Common C&D, and Open Architecture. He has also supported design and CONOPS development for the New Design SSN, CV(X), CVN-76, DD-21, DD(X), the LCS, and the CG(X). 

In addition to his consulting work, he serves as Study Director on a number of influential Industry-Government study efforts for the National Defense Industrial Association. Dr. Woodall is the author of the book "Strategic Forecasting in Long-Range Military Force Planning," and numerous strategic plans, analyses, journal articles and papers. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service since 1994.


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