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    Why does entrepreneurship matter to you as a defense acquisition professional? 

    Forbes Magazine describes Agile Entrepreneurship as a way of creating and managing new ventures that embraces openness, imagination, and adaptability. This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of why entrepreneurship can be the best response to the threat China and others pose to defense acquisition programs. 

    During the webinar, you will be introduced to Agile Entrepreneurship skills you need to embrace if we are to stay competitive. Dr. Ann Wong will make the case that agile entrepreneurs use experimentation, learning, and collaboration to cope with uncertainty and change in any environment. We will also explore how these interdependent skills translate into the DoD acquisition environment, and are essential for success in the modern world.

    Who Should Attend:

    If you want to learn more about how you can improve as a leader in understanding where the intersection of entrepreneurship and agility occurs, then this presentation is for you.

    The Leading Acquisition Series:

    Developed by the DAU Leadership Learning Center, this series, on the first Wednesday of each month, will help you grow as a Defense Acquisition leader.  Building team success; working effectively through others; or spanning team, functional, and organizational boundaries—all will be covered. DAU's faculty share the latest thinking on what it means to lead in this environment using practical Defense Acquisition examples along with suggestions on how to apply what you learn on the job. Time in each session is set aside to answer questions.

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    Dr. Ann Wong, Director of DAU Leadership Center and Professor of Executive Program Management at DAU

    Ann works closely with executive-level defense acquisition professionals on a vast array of defense programs. Ann is passionate about transforming organizations into ones with a healthy growth-minded culture, developing workforce members so they feel ready and inspired to achieve that organization's goals, and working with partners driven to connect business success using creative design and innovation. 

    Ann believes that Leadership Skills are Essential Skills and each of us must practice these Essential Skills, regardless of rank or experience-level, if the DoD Acquisition Workforce is to meet the today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

    After graduating college, she joined a software start-up “before start-ups were cool” and that entrepreneurial spirit has never left her.  She brings to you the experiences of her start-up time, her 24-yr Air Force career, and her 11 years at DAU, teaching and graduating thousands of DoD acquisition members of all ranks, to this discussion.

    She invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ann-wong 


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