OXFORD, Miss. – Consultants within the subject of management in civilian and navy life will communicate subsequent month on the College of Mississippi as the primary of a collaborative speaker sequence created by the Trent Lott Management Institute and the Military ROTC program.
Maj. Gen. William Freeman Jr., Col. Andrew Robertson and Carl Biersack will focus on management because it applies to navy and civilian careers on Thursday (Nov. 3) within the Jackson Avenue Middle for the primary Lott and ROTC Management Seminar.
The occasion, titled “Transcending Management: What Management Methods Labored and Didn’t Work over Respective Careers,” will deal with how the audio system achieved the management positions they maintain. College students and attendees can have a possibility to ask questions.
“They’re going to share their management journey,” mentioned Melissa Jones, affiliate director of the Trent Lott Management Institute. “Their path, issues which have labored in navy and civilian management.
“We’re hoping college students will be capable to see the way you mix a very profitable navy and civilian profession.”
Lt. Col. Vincent L. Jackson, chair and professor of the Division of Navy Science and Management, mentioned he instantly supported the sequence. Jackson famous that most of the navy’s prime leaders – secretary of the military, secretary of protection and U.S. president – are civilians.
These management expertise are necessary for anybody on campus to be taught, he mentioned.
“Not solely is that this an incredible alternative for collaboration between the Lott Management Institute and the Military ROTC program, however it’s a pure match for 2 organizations throughout the college that follow the artwork and science of management every day and supply important management to each college students and cadets by means of a complete program of programs and talking engagements,” Jackson mentioned.
Freeman is the retired Mississippi adjutant common and commanding common of the Mississippi Military and Air Nationwide Guard, the place he commanded a drive of greater than 12,000 throughout the state. He joined the navy in 1966 and graduated from Ole Miss in 1967.
Robertson, a UM alumnus who has greater than 25 years’ expertise within the navy, is a troop programming unit brigade commander stationed in Puerto Rico. He’s additionally an adjunct professor on the college.
Biersack spent almost 4 a long time in Washington, D.C., the place he labored in a variety of positions from staffer for Sen. Trent Lott to lobbyist to the U.S. Military Secretariat appropriations director on the Pentagon. He additionally spent eight years within the navy, commanding three corporations and serving twice as a common’s aide.
Maj. Pleasure Harry, govt officer and assistant professor of navy science, initially introduced the thought to the Lott Management Institute as a method to create a credit-based program in management, Jones mentioned. The primary occasion is a trial run of what’s envisioned as a recurring sequence, she mentioned.
“We wish to present that you may be a dynamic chief in each navy life and the civilian sector,” Harry mentioned. “ROTC is predicated in management. We’re creating future officers, however these expertise apply to everybody.”
Harry, who joined the college in August 2021, mentioned she was searching for a management certificates from the college final 12 months when she realized Ole Miss didn’t supply one. She hopes the speaker sequence would be the first step within the course of of making a management certificates program on campus.
The Lott Institute invited the primary spherical of audio system, and ROTC will arrange the second occasion’s presenters, Jones mentioned.
“We thought, ‘Let’s open this up; let’s kick this off with as many UM alums as we are able to and individuals who have immediately invested in Mississippi,’” Jones mentioned. “These are three individuals who have given again to Mississippi and have walked the road with navy and civilian careers very efficiently.”