Colonel Arthur J. Athens: Leading at a distance

June 18, 2020 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Member Fee: $25.00
Non-Member Fee: $50.00



Don't miss this special virtual event with Colonel Arthur J. Athens, Naval Academy's 1st Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership (retired) and AME Chicago 2019 keynote speaker!

Leaders are facing a disruptive and challenging set of circumstances. Five decades ago, Americans held as prisoners of war in Vietnam also confronted an environment that tested their stamina, creativity, courage and integrity. Though we cannot compare our current situation to spending years as a POW, there are some clear parallels and compelling lessons from their experience that can benefit us today. This webinar will examine the three keys to the POW's ability to thrive during adversity and achieve their ultimate objective to "return with honor."


Colonel Arthur J. Athens

Colonel Arthur J. Athens recently left the federal government, having served for the past decade as the Director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and previously, as the Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership.

Athens is a retired Marine Corps officer with command and staff assignments in all four Marine Aircraft Wings and an instructor tour with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (the Marine Corps’ equivalent to the Navy’s Top Gun school). He also served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan and the Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

Athens currently speaks around the country about leading with integrity and works alongside leaders to help them fulfill their personal and professional calling.

Read Col. Athens' recent Target Online article on leadership here.


Learn from a renowned keynote speaker and leadership coach and discover ways to apply the POW's keys to thriving in adversity to your current leadership challenges.