leadership, professional development & training symposium
Symposium Begins In
Why should you attend?
Networking with Sea Service Leaders
Professional Career Advice
Personal Development Opportunities
Welcoming all of the Sea Services to the NNOA Symposium.
Welcome Shipmates and Friends to the 49th Annual NNOA Leadership, Professional Development and Training Symposium.
Our theme for this year is “Operationalizing Diversity & Inclusion: An Imperative for Sustaining Readiness”. The members of NNOA have been leading the charge across all the Sea Services – Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, MARAD, NOAA, USPHS – by leading in both policy and action. It has become ever more clear that to keep our military as prepared for the complexities of the geo-strategic and war-fighting environment, America needs contributions from across our nation. These contributions can best be lived out through a more equitable and inclusive system for all men and women in uniform. For nearly 50 years, this has been the focus of the NNOA. Continued progress requires relentless dedication to improving ourselves through education, training, mentorship, coaching, advocacy, and inspiration. Our annual symposiums have delivered this and more over the decades, and this year is no exception. You will hear and have a chance to engage with senior leaders across the Sea Services. There will be opportunity to share and collaborate with each other. And, you will take away ideas, concepts, lessons and thoughts that will aide you in your endeavors.
To all first-time attendees, a special welcome to our symposium. I pray you will be as blessed as I have been over the years by the network that NNOA has helped me establish.
To our Junior Officers and Senior Officers, I thank you for taking time to meet with us and I look forward to your ideas for how to make NNOA more responsive to your needs. We have done a lot to improve our organization, but we can always do better.
To our Veterans and Retirees, I thank you for continuing to lead and engage. You represent the stability that is so critical to our organization and the wisdom that comes with having passed through a career of service.
A special thanks goes out to our NNOA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. You all have been incredibly generous in your devotion of time, talent and skill in leading our NNOA to new heights. I am greatly honored to serve beside you.
Finally, I ask you to take time to fill out the Symposium Survey. You will receive an email with the link to complete this short but important questionnaire. This is vitally important to continuous improvement of this annual event. And, it is even more vital as we quickly approach our 50th Anniversary in July 2022.
Thank you for attending.
Sinclair M. Harris
RADM US Navy
Want to volunteer to help with the symposium?
Areas of interest:
- Session Moderators
- IT Support Assistance
- Symposium Marketing
- Symposium Speaker
Coming Soon – Information on BoD voting, amendments, and the All Hands Meeting
Networking - Meet-n-Greet
August 16, 2021
7 PM EST
Join us for an hour of networking to kickoff our 49th Annual Symposium.
August 17, 2021
10 AM – 5 PM EST
Marine Corps Day
August 18, 2021
10 AM – 5 PM EST
Coast Guard Day
August 19, 2021
10 AM – 5 PM EST
NNOA BoD All Hands Meeting
August 21, 2021
12 PM – 2 PM EST