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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Building Government Acumen:

Competing for the Future

Spring 2016 Class

George Mason University, Founders Hall, Arlington Campus

April 11-14, 28, and May 12, 2016

 The Program

Tomorrow's government contracting landscape will require a different approach and new thinking. The government's adoption of cloud computing, the emergence of a mobile workforce, the spread of "Big Data" and the continued pressure to reduce costs are converging to create a new era in government contracting – one that is disrupting the industry and challenging established players. "Innovate or die" is the message coming from the government customer. Preparing for this "new reality" is a top priority for companies across the GovCon industry.

"Competing for the Future" is designed to prepare mid-level and rising executives to lead their companies into the future. This high-intensity program will provide participants with the leadership skills, the expertise and the tools they need to succeed in this new environment. Participants will benefit from practitioner-led discussions featuring senior executives from leading companies in the industry, a hallmark of George Mason University Executive Education.

By attending you will:

  • Gain first hand insights into the future of GovCon from leading executives in the industry such as Teresa Carlson, Ann Altman, Stan Soloway and other industry leaders.
  • Sgrenghten your strategy skills by tackling a business case analysis of an acutal GovCon company.
  • Join your peers from other GovCon companies.  Past cohorts included participants from IBM, CGI, Dell, Calibre, CsC, Array, and other notable area and national companies.
  • Gain Board level experience and insights from highly respected industry leaders.

Speakers include:

  • Anne Altman, Former General Manager, US Federal and Government Industries, IBM Corp.
  • Ray Bjorklund, President, BirchGrove Consulting, LLC
  • Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Service
  • Bruce Caswell, President, Maximus, Inc.
  • Mike Daniels, Member, Board of Directors, NVTC, Mercury Systems, CACI, Acentia and BlackBerry
  • Tom Davies, Executive-in-Residence, Executive Education, School of Business, George Mason University and former SVP, Xerox
  • Mike Goldberg, Partner and Director, Bain & Company
  • John Hillen, Executive-in-Residence, School of Business, George Mason University and Founder & former CEO, Sotera Defense Solutions
  • Roy Hinton, Associate Dean, Executive Education, School of Business, George Mason University
  • David Kriegman, CEO, Z2B, LLC, and former COO, SRA
  • Valerie J. Lyons, EVP, Enterprise Solutions and Services Group, CACI INternational, Inc.
  • Kimberly McCabe, CEO, Value Storm Growth Partners and Former President & CEO, ASI Government, Inc.
  • Donna Morea, Chairman & CEO, Adesso Group and Member, Board of Directors, SunTrust Bank and SAIC
  • George Newstrom, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Services Federal Government, Inc.
  • Sumeet Shrivastava, President, Array Information Technology
  • Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Celero Strategies, LLC
  • Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) and former CEO, Acentia, LLC
  • Dave Zolet, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Americas, CSC

Who Should Attend?

"Competing for the Future" is designed for mid-level executives poised to make a significant impact on their company going forward. Whether in sales, operations, corporate development, program management, marketing or finance, this class provides the tools and strategies required to compete successfully in tomorrow's market. Participation from companies of all sizes is encouraged, and we anticipate the program will attract tech startups as well as established professional services companies.

Contact: Barbara Agan, Program Manager, 703-993-9801

Register Now!

PSC Members will receive a special discount!  Check your PSC emails for the promotional code!

Early Bird pricing!  $500 off through March 11, 2016.  Register Early!  25 seat limit.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancellation is requested by COB one week before program begins.

George Mason University School of Business 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 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.