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Strategic Leadership: The Military Way

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Registration for individuals or groups using invoices, letters of intent, or POs from corporate sponsors, please contact Lisa Conn directly at or 603.428.2283.

Learn Strategic Leadership from where it began. Military leaders are some of the best strategic leaders in the world, let us show you why. From developing functioning plans to delivering arguments logically and persuasively, this online boot camp will raise you up to become a leader that knows how to execute.

An online assessment is used pre-workshop. Case studies, mini problem solving scenarios, discussions, role plays and individual activities are used throughout the day to strengthen leadership and decision making skills and develop effective communication strategies. Participants will develop courses of action based on their analysis of a situation through use of seminar style war gaming.

Download the full course outline here.

Learn the core values of strategic leadership from:

Coet Daniel Conley, ABD, USMC (Retired)


Dan Conley is an advisor to the Land Forces of the United Arab Emirates. Over the course of his career he has worked with the armed forces of over 30 different nations. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer and current information systems management PhD candidate. He has over 40 years of hands-on experience in problem solving. He has a BS in interdisciplinary studies form Old Dominion University and a Master’s Degree in Joint Operations from American Public University.

Dan has successfully developed and executed numerous comprehensive plans for organizational restructuring and training. With years of experience in operational planning execution, Dan has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to deconstruct complex problems and processes in order to find root causes and solutions. He is noted for his ability to make the complex understandable and to help clients find solutions.

John Marshall Callahan, Ph.D.


John Callahan received a Ph.D. in International Studies from Old Dominion University in 2015. His dissertation examined U.S. Foreign Policy and Strategic Communication in Humanitarian Interventions.  His chapter on the information environment appeared in April 2017’s “Future of U.S. Warfare,” by Palgrave.  He is a professor at New England College, where he has taught political science and public policy courses since 2010, and served as the Director for Combined Online Military Programs since 2017.

From 2007 to 2017, John served as a consultant to the Joint Public Affairs Support Element, U.S. Transportation Command, and the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. In this role, John has worked as a strategic communications planner as well as a Joint Public Affairs and Media Trainer for all of the U.S. Regional Combatant Commands.

Dr. Callahan served as Deputy Spokesman at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, helping the Director, Ambassador John Negroponte, to communicate key messages of intelligence reform to the American people. Prior to this, John was honored to be selected by the Department of Defense and the Department of State to serve as a Public Affairs Officer at the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.  His missions there included working as an information officer for the Iraq Commission on Public Integrity and working as a portfolio press officer at the embassy.  He facilitated press events throughout Iraq under difficult conditions, and worked in coordination with the British and Australian Embassy’s on Rule of Law Projects.

From 2000-2004 John served as a government relations and public affairs officer for several well-known U.S. student leadership organizations. At this time he was also certified as a Competent Toastmaster.

John is the President of the National Ambassador Club of the United States of America, a non-partisan networking club dedicated to building international understanding. He has also served as a board member of the Norfolk Branch of Global Shapers, a non-profit organization, sponsored by the World Economic Forum, dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship among millennials.


Taught online through 3 live virtual sessions that meet once per week. Participants will receive a digital workbook for use as a course guide and reference guide.


  • First Session: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Second Session: Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Third Session: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m., EST (1.5 hr. sessions)

Cost: $225 per person

Register today!

Registration for individuals or groups using invoices, letters of intent, or POs from corporate sponsors, please contact Lisa Conn directly at or 603.428.2283.