Center for Business, Industry and National Security
Center for Business, Industry and National Security

The Center for Business and National Security provides collaborative learning environments for leaders from our national security institutions, business and industry, and academe. In so doing, the center fuses innovation, leadership, and strategy in a process that builds leaders uniquely postured to confront the challenges of the 21st century.

If you're interested in learning more, contact David Byrd-Stadler at or contact us online.

Mount Oread Leadership Series

The Mount Oread Leadership Series is an immersive leadership crucible fusing innovation, communication, and strategy in a collaborative learning environment at the nexus of business and industry, forging a brand of leader uniquely postured to confront the challenges of the 21st century. The Mount Oread Leadership Series unites top defense leaders and federal employees with their counterparts from business, industry, and academe, placing a strong emphasis on critical reasoning and creative thinking while joining leadership theory, research, and practice to develop agile, innovative, and insightful leaders who can apply their knowledge and skills to confront the most difficult challenges the future holds.


The Mount Oread Leadership Series consists of two distinct programs of leader development instruction, the Advanced Leadership Seminar and the Senior Executive Leadership Seminar.


Executive Leadership Summit

Leaders from business, defense, and academe discuss key issues and provide opportunities for continuing education and growth.

An annual leadership symposium designed to bring together senior leaders from across business, industry, and national security to explore key issues, the Executive Leadership Summit is a unique venue established to generate thoughtful discourse and collaboration among diverse, but inherently connected, groups of leaders.

For more information, visit the program page.

Senior Executive Leadership Seminar

This one-week program targets members of the federal Senior Executive Service as well as members of federal agencies within two levels of the senior executive ranks identified by individual agencies as high potential. It also targets senior executives from business and industry, as well as leaders in business within two levels of the executive ranks designated by their organization as high potential. This seminar focuses on the strategic elements of leadership and change along with a focus on leader identity.

For more information, visit the program page.

Advanced Leadership Seminar

Dr. Keith Chauvin guides student leaders through an exercise during the 2015 Army Strategic Broadening Seminar.

The Advanced Leadership Seminar is a one-week, customized program that draws on the tenets of leadership and change to establish a collaborative learning environment focused on understanding how to lead organizations through dynamic change. The seminar leverages distinctive strategic and conceptual thinking processes to guide leaders through the experience of understanding, visualizing, and leading change.

For more information, visit the program page.


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Mon Aug 6, 2018 to Fri Aug 10, 2018
Mon Feb 26, 2018 to Fri Mar 2, 2018
Mon Jul 18, 2016 to Fri Aug 5, 2016


The Center for Business, Industry and National Security is supported by the University of Kansas School of Business. The organizations listed below are either center affiliates or participating organizations to center programs.


Director Emeritus
Lecturer and Master of Organizational Leadership Program Director
Undergraduate, MAcc and MBA Career Advisor

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