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Welcome to a never-the-same-twice workshop experience, presented by Norwich University and Federal Publications Seminars! We take your challenges and reframe them through the lens of our leadership methodology to offer alternate approaches for achieving results.

This 1-day workshop will challenge you to become a better leader and help you reach your highest leadership potential. We will explore traits that contribute to effective leadership. We’ll also identify and justify the skills that contribute to achieving results and select the most critical leadership skills needed in today’s government contracting environment.

You will gain a better understanding of:
  • Predominant leadership styles and key competencies of collaborative leadership
  • Interpersonal relationships between leaders and others and how they can be refined or developed for successful collaboration
  • Traits and skills that contribute to achieving results
  • Goal setting: processes involved; obstacles; strategic management; and performance management
  • Common challenges facing leaders including intra- and inter-agency collaboration
Make this a year that you invest in refining your leadership skills!
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Location
MORNING

Theme Overview/Gather Expectations (Needs Analysis) – Full Group

Welcome to a never-the-same-twice workshop experience! We take your challenges and reframe them through the lens of our leadership methodology to offer alternate approaches for achieving results in the government contracting arena.

Session I - “Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way”

Before you can increase your ability to achieve results through effective leadership, it is important to compare and contrast  the challenges faced by leaders in government organizations versus contracting organizations and contracting teams. Together, we’ll analyze the predominant leadership styles used. In government versus contracting organizations today.  We will also explore the key competencies of collaborative leadership in contracting partnerships.

Session II - “Getting Work Done Through Others (You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!)”

Organizations are really just groups of people trying to get something done. Is there a difference in how government organizations and contractor organizations get work done? We will address how to achieve results through effective leadership by looking at the interpersonal relationships between leaders and others that can be refined or developed for successful collaboration with special attention to the nuanced differences in government and contraction organizations. Knowing that the people through which you need to get results may not all report to you, we will define methods of communication that can support or detract from collaborative efforts within and across organization types and discuss how to create a plan that can increase the success of a collaborative relationships for strategic results in organizations.

LUNCH AND LEARN
“Achieving More with Less is Not About Economizing” 

Rex Marks, former: Chief of Police, Lincoln, CA; Chair of the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth (CALY) - A Drug Free Communities Coalition; member of the Collaborative Courts Policy Advisory Committee / Placer County CA Superior Courts; member of the California Police Chiefs Association Legislative & Law Committee; Chair of the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County Law Enforcement Sector; member of the Nevada County Superior Court Adult Drug Court Steering Committee; shares his experience and expertise in achieving results in the public sector.

Completing his doctorate in Public Policy Administration and currently serving as the Program Coordinator for the Norwich University Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Science in Executive Leadership programs, Mr. Marks brings his experience and expertise in addressing tough leadership challenges to his additional role as Director of the NU Leadership & Change Institute.


AFTERNOON

Session III - “Achieving Results - What you can do differently, starting today”

What does it take to get things done in an organization? We will explore traits that contribute to leadership in government and contracting organizations. We’ll also identify and justify the skills that contribute to achieving results and select the most critical leadership skills needed in today’s world.

Session IV - “Focused Results, Focused People: Strategic Management & Performance Management”

While management activities are not “leadership”, leaders are still required to manage as part of their jobs. In this session, we will delve into the skills needed for effective goal setting in government and contracting organizations based upon the leadership lessons learned so far. Together, we will identify obstacles that impede goal accomplishment across both organization types and examine the processes involved in strategic management and performance management that you have the ability to impact.

Session V - “Welcome to My World: The challenges of effectively leading public organizations”
Together we will examine common challenges faced by leaders including challenges in intra- and inter-agency collaboration.  We will discuss the value and limitations of collaborative leadership that span government and contracting organizations as they apply to the specific challenges you face in your own organizations and identified at the beginning of this workshop. 
Rex Marks, Norwich University
Rex Marks is the Associate Director of Norwich University's Leadership & Change Institute as well as the Academic Associate Program Director and faculty member in Norwich's Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Science in Executive Leadership programs. He specializes in leadership development and team building, problem solving, project/fiscal management, emergency management, and organizational development. He has over 30 years' experience as an accomplished and professional law enforcement leader having served in municipalities at various ranks including Chief of Police. He holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Master's in Public Administration with a concentration in Disaster Management. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in Public Policy Administration with a concentration in Leadership, Community Sustainability, and Terrorism.

Stacie Morgan, Norwich University
Dr. Stacie Morgan is the Executive Director of the Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute. Dr. Morgan is also the Director of the Norwich University Master of Science in Leadership and the Master of Science in Executive Leadership programs. An international strategy consultant, speaker, author, and columnist, she is the founder and president of the strategy consulting firm Balanced Management Inc. For over 30 years, she has worked with multinational corporations, small businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the U.S. military to help individuals and organizations lead change. She has worked extensively in the government contracting arena. Her specialty is in leadership development, future planning/strategic planning, scenario building, competitive value assessment, strategy war-gaming, and organizational development. She holds a doctoral degree in strategic management and leadership and a master's degree in education focusing on organizational development and training.

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Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
NCMA: CONTRACT MANAGER CERTIFICATION
All Federal Publications Seminars courses meet the course requirements of the National Contract Management Association’s certification programs. We are a proud Education Partner of the NCMA.
CPE: CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
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This Program is eligible for: 6.5 (CPE) hours of credit
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CLP: CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS
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DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 6.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 5.5 (60 minutes),
100
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
200
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
300
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
400
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
500
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