Lessons in Negotiation
The Cuban Missile Crisis
David S. Maurer, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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It has been called the single most important negotiation of the 20th Century. With the benefit of hindsight, historical records and still emerging facts from the crisis, we can easily confirm this claim. This was crisis negotiation with the survival of mankind in the balance. World War III was hours away, tensions were mounting, confusion reigned, key players were tired and communications between the key parties were relatively primitive. Yet, we are here today, 50 years later. We survived and arguably, witnessed a true Win-Win outcome. We will explore the key aspects of the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962, examine how this unanticipated and unprecedented "project" was managed and learn what turned this near catastrophic event into a resounding success.
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1800 S Eads Street
Arlington, VA, 22202
CostCorporate table for 10: $550
Chapter Members: $50
AgendaThe agenda begins slightly later than a typical PMIWDC dinner meeting.
6:00 PM - Registration Opens
6:00 - 7:30 PM - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:15 - 7:15 PM - PM Tools
7:30 - 8:10 PM - Dinner
8:10 - 9:10 PM - Guest Speaker
9:15 PM - Adjourn
Metro Accessible via Crystal City Metro. Follow exit signs for Crystal Gateway Marriott to enter lobby directly.
About the Speakers
David S. Maurer, PMP
Dave Maurer offers a wealth of experience as both a career military officer and a senior leader within the private sector. His corporate leadership pedigree includes service an Executive Vice President and Director for several firms in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. He leads a global training program spanning all 50 states, 15 countries and 2 U.S. Territories in support of the Labor Department and the U.S. military and has served as a program manager overseeing dozens of initiatives targeted toward improving access to health care for members of the armed forces and their families. In his various leadership capacities, he has supervised thousands of staff members, trainers and soldiers while ensuring quality service and support to all clients and customers.
Dave is a native of Trenton, N.J and earned his bachelors degree in economics from Seton Hall University. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army’s Adjutant General Corps and served in a wide variety of command and staff positions in the United States and overseas throughout his 22-year military career. His service included tours within the intelligence community and the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, and culminated as the 72nd Adjutant General for the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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 local 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, and Washington, D.C. and Virginia based chapters of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Association of the United States Army and the Military Officers Association of America. He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of G.I. Jobs Magazine and is a member of the Seton Hall University Leadership Development Advisory Council.
As a professional speaker, performance consultant, 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 U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, several PMI chapters, the Performance Institute, and both large and small enterprises in the private sector. He has presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. as well as 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 West Point. Dave is a member of the National Speakers Association and the co-author of two books. His first book, published in 2008, examined the role of conflict and interpersonal skills in project management and his latest book, Leadership Essentials: How to Lead with Passion, Pride and Purpose, published in 2014, offers a compendium of essays on leadership in the new century.
About the Crystal City Dinner Meetings
PMIWDC holds dinner meetings periodically in Crystal City to provide an alternate metro-accessible location for those who can not attend the Fairview Park dinner meetings.
PMIWDC's Monthly Dinner meetings are held monthly in either the Fairview Park Marriott location or the alternate Crystal City location. Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer.
The presentations delivered before (PM Tools) and after (Keynotes) monthly dinner meetings are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. Each event will present specific learning points, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. Both the PM Tools session and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs.
If this will be your first time attending a dinner meeting, be sure to read about the event schedule, costs, and cancellation policies.