Thought Leadership Series: Leading in the "New Normal"

Southern California Campus

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Ontario, CA

Thought Leadership Series: Leading in the "New Normal"

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Thought Leadership Series: Leading in the "New Normal"

Learn the power of thought leadership and discover the more powerful you.

What is the role of leadership in a changing world of the "new normal"? We live in a world where change and challenge are a part of daily life. Hear from world renowned leaders in managing chaos in the changing world. Learn a new way of thinking and a new set of leadership skills to meet challenges in a shifting world. 

Learn the following amongst like-minded leaders: 

  • Gain insights on what is the "new normal” of a chaotic world
  • Discover the role of leadership in a changing world
  • Learn about how to lead and adapt in the new “normal” chaos
  • Explore the challenging leadership context today in VUCA terms: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous
  • Hear from about the VUCA leadership context of the 21st century from Ret. General and University of Phoenix Executive Dean, Spider Marks

Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:30 - 8:00 PM
University of Phoenix Ontario Learning Center
3110 E. Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761

5:30 PM Registration, Networking, Refreshments
6:00-8:00 PM Thought Leadership Series and Q&A


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Speaker Bio

Major General (Ret.) James A. Marks

Major General (Ret.) James A. Marks, affectionately known to friends, colleagues and the media as “Spider,” is the Executive Dean for University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security. General Marks attained the rank of Major General in the United States Army, from which he retired in 2004. During his time in the Army, Spider was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. An entrepreneur, Spider was most recently the cofounder and principal of Willowdale Services, LLC, a private advisory helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He also has served as president and CEO of Global Linguist Solutions, a private contractor providing linguistics services to the U.S. military in Iraq and the largest employer of native Iraqis. You may also recognize him as a national security, military and intelligence contributor for CNN.

Spider is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia, earning a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs. Additionally, he received a Master of Science degree in Theater Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

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When & Where

University of Phoenix Ontario Learning Center
3110 E. Guasti Road
Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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