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 with their counterparts from Kansas 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 three distinct programs of leader development instruction -- Leadership and Change: The Common Threads, Leader Identity Style and Skills Accelerator, and Leading in a Global Environment. These one-week programs may be taken individually based on the needs of the participant and the organization, but may also be subscribed to as a full suite of leader development education. 

For more information, visit the program page, download the program brochure, or download the current schedule of programs.


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.

Strategic Broadening Seminar

Student leaders discussing vision and goals at the 2015 Army Strategic Broadening Seminar

An Army-sponsored three-week seminar designed to serve as an immersive leader development crucible that fosters innovation, creative thinking, and collaborative learning among leaders in business, academe, and defense. The University of Kansas is one of four institutions nationwide hosting the Strategic Broadening Seminar program, and the only one that focuses on defense leaders learning alongside their counterparts from business and academe.

For more information, visit the program page.


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Mon Aug 7, 2017 to Fri Aug 11, 2017
Mon Feb 27, 2017 to Fri Mar 3, 2017
Mon Aug 8, 2016 to Fri Aug 12, 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, Center for Business, Industry and National Security
Program Director, Master of Science - Organizational Leadership
Director of Corporate and Community Engagement

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