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Thought Leadership Series: Leading in the "New Normal"

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

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

Discover how to lead in the “new normal” of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). We live in a world where change and challenge are a part of daily life. Learn first hand from world renowned leader and Ret. Major General, Spider Marks, on how to best manage through chaos in our changing world. Learn a new way of thinking and new leadership skills to meet challenges in a "VUCA" world. 


Learn the following amongst like-minded leaders: 


Explore how to lead and adapt in the new “normal”
Learn the challenging leadership context today in VUCA terms: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity
Refreshments and networking with Retired General and University of Phoenix Executive Dean, Spider Marks and other like-minded leaders


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

James A. “Spider” Marks serves as the executive dean of the College of Criminal Justice and Security at University of Phoenix. Since retiring from the military, General Marks has led many business ventures, including entrepreneurial efforts in education, energy and primary research. Marks served as the president and CEO of Global Linguist Solutions, a private company that provided linguistics services to the U.S. military in Iraq and was the largest employer of native Iraqis.

Spending 30 years in the United States Army, General Marks has held every command position from infantry platoon leader to commanding general. He was the senior intelligence officer for Joint Task Force Los Angeles during the LA Riots and served as a strategist on the personal staff of the Chief of Staff of the Army. General Marks was the senior intelligence officer in the Balkans and Korea. He was the senior intelligence officer in combat for the Coalition Land Forces liberation of Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. He culminated his military career as the Commanding General of the US Army Intelligence Center and School at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. General Marks has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal and multiple combat, expeditionary and service ribbons. He is a Master Parachutist authorized to wear Canadian and Korean Airborne wings, Air Assault qualified and an honor graduate of the US Army’s Ranger School.

General Marks is currently an on-air national security, military and intelligence contributor to CNN and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He serves on several boards including the Call of Duty Endowment and the Veterans for National Service Foundation, which identifies and prepares veterans for political and public office. General Marks is also a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Additionally, General Marks received a Master of Science degree in Theater Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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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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