LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM: SOFT POWER PROTOCOL - HARNESSING NGO & PRIVATE CAPABILITIES

2011 Leadership Symposium: "SOFT POWER PROTOCOL -
Developing Common Language & Procedures
to Harness NGO & Private Sector Capabilities
through Partnerships Supporting U.S. Policy"
Wharton Club Members invited to Apply

2011 Leadership Symposium: "SOFT POWER PROTOCOL -

Developing Common Language and Procedures

to Harness NGO & Private Sector Capabilities

through Partnerships Supporting U.S. Policy"

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pepperdine University

2011 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (near 20th Street, NW)

Washington, DC  20005

 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

11:00 - 11:45 am:   Registration & Networking/Informal Lunch

11:15 am:  Special Remarks

                               

11:50:  Call to Order, Welcome and Acknowledgments

Ms. Rosalie J. Wyatt, President, Wyatt Consulting Group International

 

11:55:  Pepperdine University Welcome

Mr. Khalil Jahshan, Executive Director, Pepperdine Univ./Seaver College, Washington, DC

 

12:00 pm:  Introduction of Guest Speakers

 

"Report from the Field - Corporate and Military Perspectives"

Mr. James D. Schmitt

VP/Sr. Director, Creative Associates International, Inc., Stabilization/ Development Division

 

"Public/Private Partnerships to Embrace Host Governments and Stakeholders"

Mrs. Heidi Kuhn, Founder and CEO, Roots of Peace

 

12:20 pm:  Head Table Discussion

"Defining the Protocol for Engaging & Harnessing the Private Sector and NGO Communities"

Session Opened by:  Ms. Rosalie J. Wyatt, Wyatt Consulting Group International, Inc.

Co-Moderator:  James Stephenson, Senior Advisor, Creative Associates International, Inc.

 

Discussion Leaders

                           Mr. Doug Brooks, President, International Stability-Operations Association

Ms. Victoria Collins, Director/Private Clients, Cardno Emerging Markets Group

Dr. Evelyn Farkas, Senior Advisor for Public-Private Partnerships to SACEUR/EUCOM, US EUCOM

Mr. Alonzo Fulgham, Vice President, International Relief and Development

Mr. Rob Lalka, Global Partnerships Liaison, US Department of State, Office of the Secretary

Ms. Lisa Samson, Director, US SOUTHCOM J9 Partnering Directorate

USAID (Inv.)

Others to be announced

 

12:50 pm:  Break

 

1:00 pm:  Subject Matter Expert Best Practices & Recommendations:

1-2 minutes per SME representing corporations, NGOs, government agencies, COCOMS and others

Col. (R) James Acly, Senior Consultant, Asymmetric Solutions

Mr. Andres Calderon, Assoc., Director, Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Louisiana State Univ.

Mr. Mike Donnelly, DoD Program Manager, NC4 Corporation

Ms. Lucy Duncan, President and CEO, Safe-Ports Corporation

Mr. Dayton Maxwell, SME, General Dynamics Information Technology

Ms. Merriam Mashatt, Director, US Department of Commerce

Ms. Charlie Ponticelli, Consultant/Advisor, Grossman Burn Foundation

Mr. R. Michael Smith, Principal, Esq., R. Michael Smith, LLC

Mr. Leon S. Waskin, Senior VP, Stabilization and Development

Ms. Tracy Taylor, Special Assistant, Office of the CIO, Peace Corps

Ms. Luana Saghieh, Cultural Analyst, USCENTCOM

BG Edwin A. (Skip) Vincent, USAF (ret.), Advisor to the Commander, US Pacific Command

 

1:30 pm: "Contractors as Policy Partners:  Private Sector as an Agent of Change"

Mr. Kerian McManus, Vice President, International Development, Dyn-Corp International, Inc.

 

1:40 pm:  Special Remarks

 

1:50 pm:  Head Table Discussion

"Soft Power/Stability Operations Virtual Pilot Planning Session:

Identify best practices in existing contracts and how they can be repurposed, amplified and leveraged through partnership w/ NGOs, governments and private sector to augment on-going stability operations."

 

Session Opened by:  Ms. Rosalie J. Wyatt, Wyatt Consulting Group International, Inc.

Co-Moderator:  Mr. Alonzo Fulgham, Vice President, International Relief and Development

 

Pilot Proposal A:  "Contract Amendment w/Partnership Development Clause for Ongoing Residual Value"

Discussion Leaders:

Ms. Lucy Duncan, President and CEO, Safe-Ports Corporation

Mr. James D. Schmitt, VP/Sr. Director, Creative Associates Int'l, Inc., Stabilization/ Development Div.

Mr. Mohan Sing, PE, Vice President, Michael Baker Engineers, Inc.

Mr. Skip Waskin, Sr VP, Stabilization and Development

 

Pilot Proposal B:  "Corporate/NGO Adjunct Diplomat"

Discussion Leaders:

Dr. Teo A. Babun, Executive Director, AmericasRelief and Development Team

Mr. Jouni Keravuori, Sr. Director Business Development, General Dynamics Information Technology

Ms. Heidi Kuhn, Founder and CEO, Roots of Peace

Mrs. Toni Maloney, CEO, BPeace - "Business as Soft Power"

Mr. Gary Russell, Acting Dep. Coord., US State Dept., Coordinator for Reconstruction Stabilization 

 

2:30 pm Closing Remarks:

Remarks/Invitation by HE Mohamed Lemine El Haycen, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Mauritania

 

2:45 - 3:00 pm Adjournment

Following the symposium, a discussion summary will be produced and provided to registrants.

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3:00 - 5:00 pm

No Host Networking Reception

Primi Piatti, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

SYMPOSIUM & RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY
 
You are invited to apply to participate in the "2011 Leadership Symposium: 
Soft Power Protocol - Developing Common Language & Procedures
to Harness NGO & Private Sector Capabilities through Partnerships Supporting U.S. Policy"
 
Co-hosted by League for Hope
and Pepperdine University
 
on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 11 am until 3 pm
at the Pepperdine facility
 
on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC
 
Leaders representing corporations, NGOs, US government agencies and combatant commands are scheduled to participate.  Enclosed is the preliminary agenda, registration form and list of registered organizations to date.  

To register or confirm a seat, please complete and return a form to be sent to you along with your 75-100 word bio.

On 9/27 you'll have the opportunity to meet other leaders who'll be interested in the best practices of your work.  Plus, a symposium summary will be generated afterwards post-haste and distributed to the participants.

We look forward to your reply as seating is limited. You must be a Wharton Club Member to apply for one of the limited number of seats allocated to us. Once you register to indicate interest, we'll send the forms to you.
 
Thank you.

Kind regards,
 
Alan Schlaifer, President, and
 
Jean-François Orsini, Chairman
 
Wharton Club of DC



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