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.

What Will Participants Take Away from the Program?

  • An understanding of what it will take to successfully compete and what you can do today to get started.
  • A powerful network of established leaders and industry peers.
  • Insight into individual leadership strengths and how to leverage them.
  • Experience with applying entrepreneurial "lean start up" approaches and frameworks to growth.


Past faculty included:

  • Anne Altman, General Manager, US Federal and Government Industries, IBM Corporation
  • Ray Bjorklund, President, BirchGrove Consulting, LLC
  • Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Service
  • Karen Dahut, EVP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Strategic Innovation Group Lead
  • 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
  • Kimberly McCabe, CEO, Value Storm Growth Partners and Former President & CEO, ASI Government, Inc.
  • Richard Montoni, CEO & Director, Maximus, 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, Professional Services Council
  • Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Acentia
  • Archie Tinelli, PhD, Executive Coaching
  • Nick Wakeman, Editor, Washington Technology
  • 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.

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