Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), will deliver the meeting’s keynote address, “Leadership: Taking Charge,” on Oct. 10.
During four presidential administrations, Powell held senior military and diplomatic positions – he was President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and, under President George W. Bush, the 65th Secretary of State. Powell oversaw 28 crises, including Operation Desert Storm. He also served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, reaching the rank of Four-Star General.
Drawing on examples garnered from his experience as a leader on the world stage and an eyewitness to leadership in action, Powell will illustrate precisely what it takes for the role, providing strategies for “taking charge” during times of great change and great crises. Powell will demonstrates how to remain focused, take responsibility and work toward improving processes, organizations and people.