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The Nation’s Leadership Laboratory: What Are They Teaching at West Point and Why?
David S. Maurer
Date and Agenda:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation
1 PDU Credit for Certified PMPs
Location and Cost
This luncheon is free and open to the public.
Advance registration is required to attend.
2101 L Street NW
Washington DC, 20037
About the Presentation
The Military Academy at West Point has taught leadership and graduated leaders of character for more than 200 years. During times of war, the emphasis on the principles of leadership is even more profound. Today, with our nation embroiled in the Global War on Terrorism, these young graduates are being asked to lead in the most demanding and extreme conditions imaginable and to be ready to do so almost immediately.
This presentation examines key aspects of the leadership curriculum at the Academy and suggests lessons that can be learned by non-military leaders struggling to perform, do the right thing and lead with character, integrity and competence.
About the Speaker
David S. Maurer
Dave Maurer is a Vice President for Inverness Technologies, Inc. located in Northern Virginia. Inverness is a full-service management consulting firm.He formerly served as the Project Director on the Inverness contract with the Department of Labor (DOL) VETS and managed the Continental United States Military Transition Assistance Program (TAP), delivering more than 800 workshops annually in 18 States. He previously served as a Vice President with Axiom Resource Management, Inc. In his various leadership capacities, he has supervised more than 1600 staff members, trainers and soldiers while ensuring quality service and support to all clients and customers.
He holds a master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified trainer through the National Veterans Training Institute. He has always been active in the community, serving as a director of several civic organizations and as a Hospice volunteer. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the USO of Metropolitan New York City, the Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the George Washington Chapter of the Association of the United States Army and the Heritage Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.
As a professional speaker and trainer, Dave offers a variety of relevant topics for diverse groups and organizations. His audiences and clients have included the World Bank, the CIA, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, several PMI chapters, the Performance Institute, and both large and small enterprises within the private sector. He has presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and has guest lectured for the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, the Virginia Tech Executive MBA Program, the University of Maryland’s MBA Program and selected faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dave is a member of the National Speakers Association and the co-author of the book, “Are You the King or Queen of Conflict in Project Management?” published in 2008.
About the Washington Circle Luncheons
PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2101 L St NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.
Formerly known as the McPherson Square luncheons, this program series is made possible by the generous support of RTKL Associates, a full-service planning, architecture and creative services organization based in Washington Circle.
Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required for all programs