The Institute for Defense and Business Hosts Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program, December 6-11

November 11, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is pleased to host the second offering of its Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program (LCELP) to be held December 6-11 on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC. The IDB partnered with the Schools of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) to develop this course focused on the business aspects of managing product and system life cycles. This week-long course is designed to educate military and industry leaders about the business aspects of life cycle management.

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During the course, participants will learn about the following:

  • Life cycle approaches to systems design and improvement;
  • Concurrent engineering and design for sustainment;
  • Capability-driven strategy;
  • Investment in life cycle approaches;
  • Disruptive technology and organizational innovations;
  • Leadership for change;
  • Reducing life cycle costs in the supply chain; and
  • Best-practice case studies in reducing the total cost of ownership.

The target audience for this program is program managers, logistics support managers, production managers, and systems integrators (O4-O6 for uniformed military and GS 13-15 for civilians), as well as comparable private sector executives and managers. The program is designed for both non-engineers and engineers interested in developing a deeper understanding of life cycle theories, practices, and techniques.

Participants from the inaugural course in August of this year represented the following organizations: Defense Acquisition University, Boeing, U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency, Marine Corps Systems Command, Tobyhanna Army Depot, U.S. Navy, BAE Systems, AM General, Defense Logistics Agency, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Red River Army Depot, Boeing, and the U.S. Coast Guard.



  • Dr. Paul Stanfield, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Industrial and Systems Engineering, NC A&T State University;
  • Dr. Paul Cohen, Faculty Head, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Edgar S. Woolard Distinguished Professor, N.C. State University;
  • Dr. Al Segars, Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, RBC Bank Distinguished Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC Kenan-Flagler);
  • Dr. Hugh O’Neill, Associate Dean of EMBA Programs, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Edward M. O’Herron, Jr. Distinguished Scholar, UNC Kenan-Flagler;
  • Dr. Russell King, Professor of Industrial Engineering, N.C. State University;
  • Dr. D. Clay Whybark, Macon G. Patton Distinguished Professor of Operations, Technology and Innovation Management (OTIM), UNC Kenan- Flagler; and
  • Dr. Lisa Jones, Christensen Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler.


Tuition for the program is $6,000, which includes instructional materials as well as room and board at Duke University’s premier executive education facility, the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center. For more information please download the Program Overview and the Block Schedule available on the LCELP website.

The IDB will be hosting a virtual information session on Friday, November 13th at 11:30 AM EST for prospective LCELP applicants to learn more about the program. Van Noah, P.E., the LCELP Program Director will give a brief overview of the program as well as the application and selection process. Please click here to register for the webinar.

If you are interested in attending or nominating someone, please contact either Theresa Esposto, Director of Industry Relations for private sector interest at 919-969-8008 or esposto@idb.org, or April McGill, Military and Industry Outreach Associate for military interest at 919-969-8008 or mcgill@idb.org.

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, operations, life cycle management, organizational change, and economic stabilization.

SOURCE Institute for Defense and Business

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