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Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Sep 24, 2013    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Leadership and Career Development

by: Joseph Ludford

Tuesday September 24, 2013

Leadership is a skill that all professionals need for career success. It is not given at birth, but rather comes to us through socialization, family influence, education, experience, and personal development. We are leaders or followers depending on the situation. Sometimes we are chosen, and sometimes we assume the role. And we vary with respect to when we will lead or follow. Basic behavior characteristics and underlying personality traits of leaders will be presented. The need to pursue opportunities for leadership experience will be explained. Corporate and military leadership development will be compared. Personal impediments to leadership behavior will be explained. The point will be made that it is up to individuals to prepare themselves for leadership in their careers by looking upward and figuring out what leaders and followers are doing in the organization.

Joseph Ludford is a retired engineer and has been an adjunct instructor at Prince George�s Community College in Maryland. He began his career as an Air Force Officer at the Rome Air Development Center in New York State, and completed it 48 years later after working as a systems engineer and quality manager at several profit and non-profit aerospace and defense organizations in the Washington, DC area. He has engineering degrees from Manhattan College in New York and Syracuse University, and a management science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He also attended Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Ludford is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and is Past Chair and Past Education Chair of Section 0509 in the Washington, DC-Maryland Metro Area. He has five quality related certifications from ASQ and one certification in configuration management from the National Defense Industrial Association. He has a Professional Engineer registration in New York State.

6:30 PM � Networking and Pizza(*)

7:00 � 8:00 PM � Program

(*) There is no cost to attend at McLean and Silver Spring.


The presentation will originate at the McLean facility, with video tele-conferencing (VTC) between:

MITRE-2, room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

host: Scott Ankrum

cell: 240-731-7581

FDA, Bld 66, room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson

cell: 301-996-4976

MITRE, Northgate Building A

209 Research Blvd., Suite #200A

Aberdeen, MD 21001

host: Richard Eng

cell: 703-201-9112

MITRE, room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

host: Aaron Dagen

desk: 732-578-6301

MITRE, room 6FD111

300 Sentinel Drive

Annapolis Junction, MD

Meg Weinberg: 410-707-2211

Tom Everett: 978-852-2400

Mitre Bedford is no longer participating.

For details and driving directions, see: September 2013 Software SIG Announcement

If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)

Join online meeting https://meet.mitre.org/salwa/1MQ3M136

Join by Phone +1 (703) 983-2020

Conference ID: 6168561

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Registration Website: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913

You must register by noon on Monday, September 23. If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register. FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors. If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address. Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.

For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: