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Saratoga Springs, NY, United States, 2012/03/13 - General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will address leadership and development issues at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2012, a gathering of corporate learning leaders, in Orlando, Florida on October 22nd - Learning2012.com.
For over fifty years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world.
From 1987 – 1989 Powell served as President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor. He served from 1989 – 1993 as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for both President George H.W. Bush and for President Bill Clinton, and was not only the youngest officer and first ROTC graduate to ever serve in the position but also was the first African American to do so. During his time as Chairman, he oversaw 28 crises to include the Panama intervention of 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Under President George W. Bush, Powell was appointed the 65th Secretary of State and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As Secretary of State, he led the State Department in major efforts to address and solve regional and civil conflicts—in the Middle East, Sudan, Congo and Liberia, in the Balkans, Cyprus, Haiti, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. In all areas, he used the power of diplomacy to build trust, forge alliances and then help transform these unstable regions into areas where societies and cultures have the potential to prosper. He also worked at the forefront of American efforts to advance economic and social development worldwide.
Powell will present a special keynote on Leadership and Development in a global context, followed by a sit-down interview with Elliott Masie, Chair of The Learning CONSORTIUM and Host of Learning 2012, which will include questions from Learning 2012 participants.
“I am deeply honored to have General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) as our keynote speaker at this year’s event. His perspectives on the critical roles of leadership and development will resonate with the 2,000 participants from around the globe,” said Elliott Masie.
Learning 2012 is co-hosted by The Learning CONSORTIUM.
Complete details on Learning 2012 and Advanced Registration are available at learning2012.com