The Institute for Defense and Business Offers Log21

May 28, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On June 7th the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) will be welcoming its fourth class of Log21 participants. Log21: Logistics for the 21st Century is a week-long executive education program designed for approximately 30 early-career, high-potential logisticians from the defense industry, the military, and the Department of Defense (DoD). Participant profiles include: private sector personnel three to eight years into their careers; O-3 to O-4 military participants; and GS-12 to GS-13/NSPS pay-band equivalent for government employees.


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To date, registrants for the upcoming course represent the following organizations: Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc.; BAE Systems, Inc.; The Boeing Company; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Robbins-Gioia, LLC; Defense Logistics Agency; U.S. Army; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; and the U.S. Navy. Limited space is still available. If you are interested in attending or nominating someone for the June 7-12 course, please contact April McGill, Military & Industry Outreach Associate at 919-969-8008 or mcgill@idb.org


Log21 delivers a tailored leadership development experience that accelerates the career advancement of its participants. The applied curriculum covers topics such as technology insertion, life cycle design, public/private partnerships, performance based logistics (PBL), a DoD budget primer, and contract negotiations. During the week participants will have the opportunity to learn from the following speakers:



  • Ms. Debra Bennett, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration
  • Major General Vincent Boles, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army




  • Dr. Wendell Gilland, Associate Professor of Operations, Technology and Innovation Management (OTIM), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC’s) Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Dr. Rick Gilkey, Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management, Goizueta Business School and Associate Professor of Psychiatry School of Medicine, Emory University
  • Professor Steve Haynes, Adjunct Lecturer, N.C. State University
  • Dr. Al Segars, RBC Centura Distinguished Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Dr. Dan Cable, Townsend Distinguished Professor of Management and of Organizational Behavior, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and author of Change to Strange: Creating a Great Organization by Building a Strange Workforce
  • Mr. Bill Fast, Professor of Financial Management, Defense Acquisition University




  • Mr. Jim Brunke, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services, Inc., Technical Services, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services
  • Mr. Allan Manning, Manufacturing and Supply-Chain Analyst, Aerospace and Defense Group, SAS
  • Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett, Senior Managing Director, Enterra Solutions and author of Great Powers: America and the World After Bush
  • Mr. Rick Grandinetti, Founder and CEO, Vision Planning, Inc.



Click here to see the schedule for the June 7-12 course.


The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is a non-profit research and education institute formed in 1997 by UNC-Chapel Hill and the state of North Carolina. The IDB offers a series of educational programs for the military, government, non-governmental agencies, and private industry, in the areas of logistics, organizational management, life cycle systems, and economic stabilization.



SOURCE Institute for Defense and Business

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