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AFCEA Hawaii Leadership Forum
November 15 – 17, 2016

All proceeds go to support STEM scholarships and STEM projects in our community.


     The AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation’s Leadership Forum brings together a small group of emerging leaders to learn from senior leadership in an intimate setting. The Forum is held during the TechNet Asia Pacific Conference Tuesday through Thursday.

     The focus is on practical applications of leadership for mid-level managers in the commercial and defense communities.

     Attendees actively participate in a program that combines lecture and classroom in 12 hours of instruction with key leader presentations.

     These key leaders come from senior positions in the military, government, industry and academia. The course is complemented throughout by rich interaction, and both formal and informal networking opportunities.

     Graduates of the Leadership Forum are eligible for continuing education units from George Mason University and are provided access to the Leadership Forum Alumni website.

Course Objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of leadership fundamentals through instruction, group interaction and practical exercises, building on student experiences.
  • Gain an understanding of the differences and interrelationships between Leadership and Management and why both are essential to organizational success.
  • Develop an understanding of why core values are important and how they tie into leadership principles.
  • Develop an understanding of the role of the leader in establishing the vision for the organization and how to develop a sense of mission and commitment to the leader’s strategy for the organization.
  • Develop an understanding of the necessity of trust and accountability as well as techniques for establishing both across the workplace.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of teamwork and how to promote teamwork and unity of effort.

The course is led by:

MG Dave Bryan, USA, Ret.
President and CEO of Bryan Business Management and Technology, LLC

Presenters bring both military and industry expertise and perspective.

Past presenters include:

ADM Dick Macke, USN Ret.
President and CEO of Warrior Information Technologies

CAPT Bill Toti, USN, Ret.
President of Cubic Global Defense

GEN Dave Bramlett, USA, Ret.
VP, Hawaii Army Museum Society; Adjunct Professor at Hawaii Pacific University

LtGen Daniel Leaf, USAF, Ret.
Director Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

LtGen Jeffrey Remington, USAF, Ret.
Hawaii Lead Executive for Northrop Grumman Corporation

Past Feedback

“I believe there is nothing more valuable than experience and this for me is hands-down the best example of “paying it forward”. My subordinates, leaders and even my family will benefit from what I have learned here.”

“Thank you for the incredible opportunity to refine my leadership skills. Senior leader discussion/insight was priceless!”

“The intimacy of this forum definitely enabled me to see the big picture in regards to what happens across all of the organizations that create the Command.”

“The small, consistent tidbits from the discussions and presentations along with the peer interaction made it worthwhile.”

“The stories moved my heart. The idea of writing a leadership philosophy for my team is a must do!”


The cost of the Leadership Forum is normally $1200, but is discounted to $800 during TechNet Asia Pacific Conference. The cost includes TechNet registration fees, lunch with keynote speakers and all course materials.

Participants are presented with certificates during the luncheon on Thursday. The forum is limited to a maximum of 25 participants so early registration is a must at www.afceahef.org/leadership.

All proceeds go to support STEM scholarships and STEM projects in our community.

AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Sponsors and Volunteers Welcome