August 11, 2020
GENERAL (RET.) JAMES MATTIS, 26th SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
LIEUTENANT GENERAL (RET.) TOM BOSTICK
MAJOR GENERAL (RET.) BARBARA FAULKENBERRY
LEADING IN 2020 AND BEYOND–LESSONS FROM GREAT GENERALS
The military coined a term for times like these: VUCA. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. It demands leadership that is stronger, more resilient, more engaged—and prepared to handle whatever happens next. Are you ready?
Join General (Ret.) James Mattis, 26th Secretary of Defense, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Tom Bostick and Major General (Ret.) Barbara Faulkenberry as they draw lessons from their own careers that can help your organization win in this unparalleled time of disruption.
Leadership in Times of Crisis
From leading Marines in combat to overseeing the nation’s defense, General James Mattis tackled the toughest leadership challenges imaginable. He’ll share hard-won insights and ideas that will prepare you for the tough months ahead—and beyond.
Building Resilient Teams That Win
When the odds are against you and the stakes are enormous, you need to know you can depend on your team. Can you? LTG (Ret.) Tom Bostick, who ran the Army’s storied Corps of Engineers, shows you how to create a cohesive, values-driven organization, bringing out the best in a diverse set of employees to maximize effort and rally to new challenges.
Planning Despite Uncertainty
Gen. Dwight Eisenhower famously summed up the U.S. military’s philosophy on dealing with chaos and change: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Barbara Faulkenberry, who led the U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility response efforts, shares the how of military scenario planning, providing you with a framework for ensuring your organization is ready for all possible contingencies and can adapt to disorienting, fast-changing conditions like the ones we’re all facing today.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
GENERAL (RET.) JAMES MATTIS
James N. Mattis served as the 26th Secretary of Defense from January 2017 through December 2018. During his more than four decades in uniform, Secretary Mattis commanded Marines at all levels, from an infantry rifle platoon to a Marine Expeditionary Force. He led an infantry battalion in Iraq in 1991, an expeditionary brigade in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, a Marine Division in the initial attack and subsequent stability operations in Iraq in 2003, and led all U.S. Marine Forces in the Middle East as Commander, I Marine Expeditionary Force and U.S. Marine Forces Central Command.
As a joint force commander, Secretary Mattis commanded U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO’s Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, and U.S. Central Command. At U.S. Central Command, he directed military operations of more than 200,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and allied forces across the Middle East.
LIEUTENANT GENERAL (RET.) THOMAS BOSTICK
LTG (Ret.) Tom Bostick served as the 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including during Superstorm Sandy where he was responsible for most of the nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, responsible for total Army personnel and manpower; Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and Assistant Division Commander-Maneuver and Support of 1st Cavalry Division. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before commanding the Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division, where he was responsible for $18 Billion of reconstruction in Iraq. He led the National Military Command Center during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Following his military career, Tom served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Intrexon, a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology to improve the quality of life and health of the planet. He oversaw operations across multiple technology divisions, driving efficiency and effectiveness in the application of the Company’s assets toward its development projects. He currently serves on the boards of HireVue and Streamside and is on the faculty of Thayer Leadership.
MAJOR GENERAL (AIR FORCE RET.) BARBARA FAULKENBERRY
Major General (Ret.) Barbara Faulkenberry retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 as a Major General after a 32-year career. She led a 37,000-person organization conducting all Department of Defense air cargo, passenger, and medical patient movements across the globe using 1,100 military aircraft plus contracted commercial aircraft. General Faulkenberry is currently an independent director for two publicly traded companies, USA Truck and Callon Petroleum, and five non-profit organizations. A graduate of the Air Force Academy in 1982, the General has also attended executive leadership programs at Harvard and Cambridge. Barbara was the 14-year undefeated US military women’s racquetball champion and has hiked over 1,200 miles across Spain’s Camino de Santiago.
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A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Columbia Basin Veterans Center, which assists veterans in identifying and obtaining the resources and benefits they’ve earned through their service to our country.
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