Dear Friends and Fellow Learning Leaders,

Boy, are you in for a TREAT!  Our next guest mentor is the first woman to ever be awarded the “Master Chief Petty Officer Navy Delbert D Black Leadership Award,” also known as the “CMC of the year Award,” the one and only CMDCM Samira McBride!

A native of Chad, Africa, Samira is the Command Master Chief (CMC) for Afloat Training Group, Norfolk and was the CMC for USS Gonzalez (DDG-66).

CMC McBride’s personal story is astonishing and motivational, but what’s more is her mere presence—the way she lives and leads is an inspiration.  Come listen and learn!

WHEN:  Friday 9 Sept, 16:00 – 17:00 EST

TOPIC:  “Inspiration and excellence” Why should we strive to serve at the highest levels—at the command or executive level—of our organizations?  What inspires leaders today to excellence at the top?

READ AHEAD / PREP:  Read this article published about Samira here.

LINK to REGISTER here   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WHAT: Lean On Navy is a webinar style professional development circle focused on connection.  I’ll moderate the introduction of our guest speaker. We’ll then break into small 10 minute “break out” rooms, and we’ll end discussing as a group.  It’s an hour to invest in our own professional development and in each other as we connect and learn from one another.

***Please forward widely, to fellow women leaders you want to welcome to a Professional Development (PRODEV) learning circle. Primary focus is women leaders in the Navy or Marine Corps or somehow “connected” to the US Navy or USMC.  Men interested in contributing to the conversation, curious to learn from a “women in the workplace” perspective are welcome (and ENCOURAGED!) to join!**

***This is informal—show up from home or from work, in your PT gear, or in your uniform. Have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine! My only request is that this be the ONLY thing you are doing for this hour.  If this time ends up being no good for you, no problem, I record them!  Just watch the link, or catch the next one! The best GIFT you can give us is your attention. And, it’s the best gift you’ll receive, when someone in your circle LISTENS to you. That’s the real secret sauce of these circles.

Explore the website to check out the library of all past sessions here:

Lean On, Friends!