LOG 390 - Achieving Organizational Alignment

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This course is designed for students holding leadership or staff positions overseeing a production-focused environment, such as flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers, to name a few. This course provides graduate-level concepts on how to achieve organizational alignment, to include examining how organizational culture, production systems, just culture, organizational change, and leading systematically contribute toward that goal. Each day covers one subject and begins with an academic treatment followed by students working in small groups to analyze several case studies in the form of popular movie clips that illustrate the concepts. Finally, each subject is closed with a facilitated group discussion asking students to apply the concepts to their own unit. *Day 1, Organizational Culture: Topics include how organizational culture impacts organizational performance, cultural frames of reference, Schein’s levels of culture, and Johnson’s cultural web. *Day 2, Production Systems: Topics include how production systems impact organizational performance, Ford's leadership behaviors, integrated operating systems, key unifying processes, and methodologies of continuous improvement. *Day 3, Just Culture: Topics include how establishing a Just Culture impacts organizational performance, Marx's three duties, responses to a breach of duty, and the breach of duty algorithm. *Day 4, Achieving Alignment: Topics include how achieving alignment impacts organizational performance, strategic drift, Kotter's change process model, behavioral economics, the AIDA marketing model, and interpersonal negotiations. *Day 5, Leading Systematically: Topics include benefits of an effective leadership system, Lencioni's organizational health model, individual credibility, leadership behaviors, and leadership team meetings.

To Apply

Grade Restrictions: None

Special Requirements: None



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Shaw AFB, SC 22M-O 15 Aug 2022 19 Aug 2022
Nellis AFB, NV 22L-O 22 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2022
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA 22C-O 12 Sep 2022 16 Sep 2022
Kirtland AFB, NM 22O-O 19 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022
Peterson AFB, CO 22N-O 26 Sep 2022 30 Sep 2022
Ramstein AB, GE 23A-O 17 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022
Ramstein AB, GE 23B-O 24 Oct 2022 28 Oct 2022
RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall AB UK 23C-O 31 Oct 2022 04 Nov 2022
Live Internet 23D 14 Nov 2022 18 Nov 2022
Minot AFB, ND 23E-O 12 Dec 2022 16 Dec 2022

Meet the Instructors

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Loren Maxwell
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Lt Col Barbara Shephard

Course Information

Delivery Method: In-Residence/ On-Site Course and VIRR

Course Length: 5 days

Event Type: Training (Functional, Technical)

Primary Audience: O-4 to O-5, E-7 to E-9, and GS-13 to GS-15 CGOs/Junior NCOs welcomed on a space available basis.

CL Points: 40


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