Day 1


6:00-7:00 PM

7:00-9:00 PM

9:00 PM+

Arrive Hotel Thayer 

United States Military Academy, West Point

Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer founded West Point in 1802.

Private Cocktail Reception

Meet Your Summit Colleagues

Washington Ballroom

During the Revolutionary War, George Washington called West Point “the most important Post in America.”

Private Dinner

Washington Ballroom

Networking & Refreshments on Your Own

Patton's Tavern
General George Patton commanded the Third United States Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

Day 2

7:00-7:45 AM

7:45-8:00 AM

8:00-8:50 AM

8:50-9:00 AM

9:00-9:50 AM

9:50-10:00 AM

11:00-11:50 AM

11:50 AM-12:50 PM

1:00 PM


MacArthur’s Restaurant, Hotel Thayer

General Douglas MacArthur was a 5-star General of the Army & Medal of Honor recipient.

Welcome & Program Overview

Peter Weddle, CEO TAtech

Bradley Meeting Room

General Omar Bradley commanded the D-Day Invasion in World War II and later served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Peter Weddle, CEO TAtech

● Appointed to the Army Science Board with the protocol rank of General Officer, serving two terms and concluding as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the manpower & training implications of new technology.

● Co-Chaired with the Defense Science Board a major study and report on the Future of Leadership in the U.S. Armed Forces

● Received the Commander's Award for Public Service and leadership-related research

Guest Speaker: LTG (Ret.) Frank Kearney

Lessons on Recruiting & Retaining High Performers

● Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, overseeing resourcing and training for over 62,000 special operators from all services and managing a 10-billion-dollar budget.

● Commander of all Central Command Special Operations Forces in three war zones simultaneously from 2005-2007.

● Uses inspirational military stories to address talent and training management from a strategic point of view

Quick Break

Guest Speaker: BG (Ret.) Becky Halstead, PhD.

Steadfast Leadership

● First female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer and first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level.

● Served in Europe as the Deputy Commanding General for the 21st Theater Support Command and has experience leading a multi-national team in wholesale level logistics operations.

● Explains a leader’s role in developing others, as well as organizational strategies to hire, motivate and retain key talent to generate your next level of VPs and future executives.

Quick Break

Keynote Speaker

BG (Ret.) Bernie Banks, PhD.

Accelerating Talent Development in Agile Organizations

● Presents talent development best-practices from West Point and the Army, and their relevance to any organization.

● Discusses the roles of managers and leaders in the development, mentorship, and coaching of those in the succession pipeline.

● Connects the importance of a learning culture to the challenge of talent development.

Private Lunch

Grant Meeting Room

Summit Reconvenes

1:00-1:50 PM

1:50-2:00 PM

MG (Ret.) Malcom Frost

How to Build Leaders & Implement Talent Development

● Led the Army’s initial entry training enterprise responsible for annually transforming 130K civilian volunteers into soldiers and deployed to combat several times, leading up to 5,000 soldiers in extended combat operations.

● Expertise in human capital development, leading through influence, strategic communications, change and risk management, crisis communication, strategic planning, and media relations.

● Offers concrete tools to implement talent development programs that will build high-potential employees into strong leaders to grow the future of your organization.

Quick Break

2:00-2:50 PM

2:50-3:05 PM

3:05-3:15 PM

3:15-5:15 PM

5:15 PM

Moderated Discussions

Developing business leaders in a time of human capital turbulence

Bradley & Grant Meeting Rooms

Summit Summary & Final Thoughts

Bradley Meeting Room

Board Bus

Private Historical Guided Tour of West Point

The training and development of future leaders

Return to Hotel Thayer & Depart