Army Management Staff College 4th Annual Leadership Symposium

Wednesday October 22, 2008

What is it?

The Army Management Staff College (AMSC) 4th Annual Leadership Symposium is a professional development forum designed to highlight leadership topics relevant to the Army Civilian Corps. All in the federal government are invited to attend the symposium, which is Jan. 27-29, 2009. As the Army faces new challenges in times of ambiguity, AMSC has designed the 2009 symposium under the theme, "Navigating New Challenges." As the Army's premier institutions for Civilian Leadership and Management, AMSC is in tune with what civilian leaders want to hear about. The topics include Base Realignment and Closure, National Security Personnel System, Civilian Deployments and Army Civilian University. Attendees will receive updates on these topics and many more. In addition, world-renown guest speakers will conduct workshops on topics ranging from effective communication to finding balance in your life.

What has the Army done?

- AMSC Annual Leadership Symposium history
In 2006, AMSC introduced its first leadership symposium under the theme, "Leading Federal Employees in the 21st Century." In 2007, "Building the Bench . . . Developing Leaders of the 21st Century" was the theme. In 2008, the theme was "Army Strong . . . Developing Civilian Leaders." Once again, AMSC has a lineup of guest speakers from academia, industry and federal government that will address how to navigate new challenges in changing times.

- The Army launched the Civilian Education System
In January 2007, AMSC launched the Civilian Education System (CES). CES provides the Army Civilian Corps at all levels the opportunity to develop leadership skills through a progressive and sequential program through a blended learning environment, distributed Learning (dL) and resident instruction. The Army leads in the Department of Defense with the only leader development program of this kind.

Why is it important to the Army?

The Army has over 250,000 civilians. The Army is investing in civilian education, leader management and career progression "so that we have the right person in the right job at the right time to accomplish the Army's mission."

The AMSC Leadership Symposium is the only forum of this kind for the Army Civilian Corps. The symposium provides attendees an opportunity to hear new perspectives on leadership, network as they process information and apply it to their organizations and be the first to hear updates about key initiatives in the government.

Resources:

Army Management Staff College

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

- Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Blogger's Roundtable

IMCOM-Europe presents theater awards

SOCIAL NETWORKING

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Candlelight vigil remembers victims of domestic abuse (ARNews)
  • Face of Defense: Deployed mom finds inspiration from her own (ARNews)
  • AMC organizations reach safety milestones (ARNews)
  • MOH recipient Col. Robert Nett dies (AT)
  • Support for Lockheed joint fighter is `very strong,' Gates says (BB)
  • ACLU questions homeland role of active unit (AT)
  • Fort Bragg trial to start in 'fragging' case (MH)
  • Defense Media Activity officially stands up with Pentagon ceremony (ARNews)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Saudis held talks between Taliban, Afghans (WP)
  • Hundreds face Saudi terror trials (CNN)
  • On al-Qaeda Web sites, joy over U.S. crisis, support for McCain (WP)
  • Private Iraq investigators out (WP)
  • 2 British antiterror experts say U.S. takes wrong path (NYT)

OF INTEREST

  • U.S. reluctant to alter draft pact on troops in Iraq, Gates says (BG)
  • Iraqi cabinet urges further negotiation on draft accord (WP)
  • Pentagon dismissesMH)
  • Top military officers talk in U.S.-Russia Conference (NYT)
  • Fort Dix jury sees video of defendants with guns (USA)
  • New hospital for military dogs opened (AT)
  • Soldier's Iraqi puppy arrives in U.S., tail wagging (SP)

WORLD VIEW

  • Cyber-attack theory as al-Qaida websites close (GRD | Story)
  • Your views: When should U.S. forces leave Iraq? (AJ | Story)
  • Saudi Arabia puts 1,000 al-Qaeda suspects on trial (LDT | Story)
  • Guantanamo will not close before Bush leaves - Gates (TS | Story)
  • China, Pakistan to co-operate on civilian N-energy (DT | Story)
  • India launches first Moon mission (BBC | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • U.S. Army acknowledges need for Web 2.0, claims online improvements coming soon (MB)
  • Army recruiting standards (NH)
  • Why the check points are there (ISM)
  • Freedom Team Salute (AWTR)
  • Update on PFC Levine! (AHH)

ARMY SPORTS

Sports at a glance

Top Army football stories

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