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.


Tuesday, September 13th @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EDT / 4:30PM - 6:30PM BST

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.


Tuesday, September 20th @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST / 4:30PM - 6:30PM BST

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.


Tuesday, September 27th @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EST / 4:30PM - 6:30PM BST

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.


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

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Sarah Vollaro

Chief of Staff, McChrystal Academy

Sarah Vollaro is the Chief of Staff within McChrystal Academy, where she assists in the development, implementation and execution of our leadership development offerings.

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Ché Albowicz

Principal, Team Science

Ché Albowicz is a Principal supporting McChrystal Group Team Science, leading projects across industries including biotech and health care, energy, higher education, and government and defense. Ché also supports McChrystal Group’s research and development initiatives, focusing most recently on building and sustaining inclusive environments at work, and supporting leadership development.

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