Chief of Staff Essentials Virtual Academy

Chiefs of Staff play a key role in organizations. They are even more critical in times of change and crisis. This 3-part (2 hr each) virtual training series will share practical advice and useful tools designed for Chiefs and operators who are helping their executives and their organization navigate this turbulent time.

This is a leader development program for Chiefs of Staff by Chiefs. It will be a combination of sharing the McChrystal methodology of the role and interactive learning within small group breakouts with fellow Chiefs.

SPRING DATES

SESSION 1

Wednesday, February 1st @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST

Bridging the Organization: Part 1 will equip Chiefs to bridge communication gaps by creating effective channels and forums that ensure that their organization has the right operating rhythm.

SESSION 2

Wednesday, February 8th @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST

Optimizing Decision Making: Part 2 will enable Chiefs to increase the speed and quality of decisions within their organization by prioritizing clearly, defining decision space, and mitigating biases.

SESSION 3

Wednesday, February 15th @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST

Becoming a Thought Partner: Part 3 will empower Chiefs to support their senior leaders as a thought partner by challenging assumptions in a productive way while fostering innovation and creativity throughout their organization.


FALL DATES

SESSION 1

Tuesday, August 15th @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST

Bridging the Organization: Part 1 will equip Chiefs to bridge communication gaps by creating effective channels and forums that ensure that their organization has the right operating rhythm.

SESSION 2

Tuesday, August 22nd @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST

Optimizing Decision Making: Part 2 will enable Chiefs to increase the speed and quality of decisions within their organization by prioritizing clearly, defining decision space, and mitigating biases.

SESSION 3

Tuesday, August 29th @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST

Becoming a Thought Partner: Part 3 will empower Chiefs to support their senior leaders as a thought partner by challenging assumptions in a productive way while fostering innovation and creativity throughout their organization.

Speakers

Paul Mele

Senior Advisor

Paul Mele served 30 years in the United States Army, retiring at the rank of Colonel after a career in both conventional and special operations units. A veteran of operations in Somalia, Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Paul led organizations with a passion for developing servant leaders and trust across stakeholders and teammates.

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Barrett Moorhouse

Director, Strategy & Operations

Barrett Moorhouse is a Senior Principal, currently advising a multinational oil and gas corporation through their strategic shift from geographic siloes to cross functional performance.

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Eleanor McDonald

Head of European Office

Eleanor McDonald is the Head of European Office at McChrystal Group, responsible for developing and executing the company's sales strategy. Based in McChrystal Group's London Office, Eleanor drives global business development efforts, from lead generation through to contract negotiation and signature. Previously, Eleanor worked in the Implementation team, where she led engagements with several FTSE 100 companies, including a global professional services organisation and a world-leading healthcare group.

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Mary Carroll

Senior Associate

Mary Carroll is a Senior Associate at McChrystal Group, where she works alongside clients helping solve their strategic and communication challenges. She has advised clients across the private and public sectors, including Fortune 50 companies and a state during its COVID-19 response.

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