There will be a Boyd and Beyond Symposium at Marine Corps Base Quantico Virginia on October 15th and 16th 2010. The symposium will have numerous esteemed speakers from varying disciplines, discussing how the theories of COL John Boyd are applied to the vast array of problems and threats we face.
If you want to know more please contact
Stan Coerr GS-15 Headquarters Marine Corps [email protected]
This symposium goes beyond Boyd’s Work. His influence on other professions and individuals making efforts to more effective outcomes in their perspective fields will be the focus of the Boyd and Beyond symposium. Topics discussed will focus not only on important military issues but will, as well, take Boyd’s theories into the different professions and realms of conflict these professions deal with. How Boyd’s theories apply and what they have done to make all more effective at solving problems via the observation. orientation, decision and action cycles.
Understanding the OODA Loop, and the effects; Interaction, Insight, Imagination, and Initiative, Command and Influence (LEADERSHIP) have on the constant repetitive nature of the decision making cycle can when leveraged, lead to gaining the advantage or as COL John Boyd stated; the essence of winning and losing;
“The essence of winning and losing is in learning how to shape or influence events so that we not only magnify our spirit and strength but also influence potential adversaries as well as the uncommitted so that they are drawn toward our philosophy and are empathetic towards our success.”
Law Enforcement, Homeland Security Professionals, Colleges and University Safety and Security, Hospital Security, Hotel Security and private business looking to keep their workplace safe, will benefit from the lessons learned and applied at this symposium. Developing better strategies, tactics and methods and operational art to make your organization more effective in all that it does, is the type of learning that will take place at the Boyd and Beyond Symposium.
I have the honor of attending and speaking on Boyd's theories, translated and applied to street level decision making law enforcement and security must become more effective at . Adaptive Leadership, Recognizing the Signs and Signals of Crime and Danger and their relationship to Critical Decision Making Under Pressure and the training methodology necessary to reach this goal will be my focus.
Here is the list of committed speakers and their topic of discussion. You can clearly see that learning, unlearning and relearning will most definitely be taking place.
|Lieutenant General (Retired) Van Riper||TBD|
|Don Vandergriff||Outcomes-Based T&E|
|GI Wilson||4GW and Border Security, Gangs, cartels|
|Robert Coram||Boyd Biography|
|Terry Barnhart||Boyd in Corporate R&D|
|Fred Leland||Boyd on the Street: Law Enforcement and the Signals of Crime|
|Dave Foster||Systems: Portfolio Complexity and Fog of war|
|Jim Hasik||Supply chain fast transients|
|Mike Grice||Afghanistan and OODA|
|Captain Linton Wells USN||Maneuver in naval warfare|
|Art Corbett||Mission Command|
|Bruce Jones||Coast Guard|
|Katya Drozdova||Soviets in Afghanistan: the slow transient|
|Chip Pearson||Applying John Boyd principles to business strategy and execution|
|Colonel David Pearson (retired)|
|Mark Boblitz LTC AUS Retired|