AN INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAM
As businesses grow, they reach the point where they are too big to be considered small, yet too small to be thought of as big. This stage of growth is a particularly challenging one where the 90% of businesses trying to make the leap don’t succeed. (Tatum, 2007) Hence, a conscious decision to grow big or stay small needs to be made and planned carefully. In GovCon, this inflection occurs as a business is graduating from its small business status (i.e. when revenues exceed the NAICS code or 8(a) graduation occurs). Beginning with the end in mind is critical to successfully navigating through this period.
Early bird pricing through January 10
$6000 First Participant from a Company
Standard pricing starts January 11
$7500 First Participant from a Company
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Select cohort of 15 GovCon CEOs work collaboratively with CEO guest speakers who successfully graduated to create their graduation strategy. Dedicate a half day per month over six months to address the biggest fear of small businesses: stalling in the middle market. Facilitation team interacts one-on-one to ensure the lessons learned and best practices from the CEO guest speakers are translated into actionable plans.
In this interactive program, participants apply best practices and lessons learned from GovCon Giants to create a tailored small business graduation plan. Guided by experts, address
Defining your value proposition
Expanding your pipeline
Moving from loyalty to professional leadership
Deciding if and when to establish a board
CEO GUEST SPEAKERS
George Wilson (ECS Federal)
Michelle Lee (STG International)
Shyam Salona (REI Systems)
Karen Trowbridge Savitz (Trowbridge & Trowbridge)
Julian Setian (SOS International)
Elma Levy (Dovel Technology)
Mr. Kevin Jennings (Millennium Corporation)
Michele Bolos (NT Concepts)
Dennis Kelly (Buchanan and Edwards)
Carlos Rivera (Vysnova Partners)
Karen Trowbridge (Trowbridge & Trowbridge)
Carlos Rivera (Vsynova)
Tina Kuhn (CyberCore Technologies)
Ron Jones (IIAWeb)
Linda Bertine (G&B Solutions)
Mitch Martin (The McLean Group)
Eric Crusius (Holland & Knight)
YOUR COURSE OF STUDY
During each of the six-sessions of the program, you will learn about two critical topics that need to be address in your graduation plan. Each session ends with time to work with GovCon specialists on your specific graduation plan. Workbooks will provide a series of questions and assessments to help you understand where your business is today as a small business, how it needs to evolve to meet the demands of full-and-open competition and what steps you can take to best position your business for the transition. The program accommodates a maximum of 15 companies, enabling a cohort to develop as you take this journey together.
WHO IS RIGHT FOR THIS PROGRAM?
Designed for GovCon CEOs and their C-Suite teams three years prior to through two years after small business graduation. Each cohort is limited to 15 companies.
A CEO attending with her/his trusted internal advisors such as the CFO or COO will find the program especially productive as the various aspect of the business can be addressed succinctly. Working as a C-Suite team through the program can be especially powerful to get the team thinking strategically and to immediately move into implementation of the graduation plan.
Newport Partners with expertise in growth, value creation, operational maturity, leadership development and M&A lead participants through interactive exercises to translate theory in real world practice. Heather Newlin as the lead facilitator will guide the program from beginning to end and be available to address questions throughout the six-month program. The co-facilitators will work with participants during the sessions to translate the theory into robust actionable plans.
Heather Newlin | Lead Facilitator
Heather Newlin is Chair of the Government Contracting Solutions Practice at Newport Board Group. Ms. Newlin is a 20+ year veteran of GovCon General Manager, working across intel (CIA, DIA, FBI, NGA, NRO, NSA), DOD (Army, Air Force) and federal (DoS, DHS) agencies at Northrop Grumman and BAE, where she was known for accelerating growth and developing leaders. She is a highly regarded speaker on making the transition from small to large.
PROGRAM DATES AND FORMAT
Six-month program invests half a day per month on the fourth Thursday January through June. Each session will be conducted from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm with an option to arrive at 7:30 am for a light breakfast and networking and to stay after for lunch.
Registration for the 2019 cohort is open. Limited to cohort of 15 companies. Once cohort is full, participants are placed on the waitlist for the next cohort. Applications reviewed to ensure criteria meet and no direct competitors are in the same cohort.