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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Meeting
Mark. C. Stephans
Manager, Leadership and Professional Development Program
National Geospatial-Intelligence College (NGC)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Mr. Mark Stephans is a Band Five (GS-15), Program Manager within Program Operations responsible for all leadership, management and professional related training courses for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The mission of the program is to provide training to promote the development of an Agency culture in all elements of professional, tradecraft and corporate growth that support our national security objectives.
Mr. Stephans began his career with the Defense Mapping Agency in 1982, filling a variety of leadership and technical roles in the Agency’s media production operations, including branch chief responsible for the development of technical provisions of commercial contracts totaling over $37 million. Mr. Stephans deployed to Bosnia/Herzegovina in 1995 and led a 32 member team in support of all Geospatial activities for the region, and was the sole Agency representative to the multi-national NATO force. The team received the NATO Peace Medal and St. Louis Federal Executive Team Award for their efforts.
Beginning in 1999, Mr. Stephans has held various positions within NGC. He was privileged to have been an Instructor/facilitator; Chief of two of NGC’s Programs and holds several training certifications such as Master Facilitator/Trainer and Curriculum Developer and a variety of other training credentials. He has been instrumental in developing, facilitating, and instructing over 26 courses, affecting 13,000 employees from Band Two (GS-07) through Senior Executive. Mr. Stephans was the primary architect in the design, execution and subsequent refinement of the Agency’s premier leadership and supervisory developmental courses. These courses address the nuances and complexities of building the Agency’s leadership and supervisory /management culture by design rather than by default. Many of the leadership courses have been adopted by other Agencies within the greater Intelligence Community (IC). Mr. Stephans served as a senior management expert in the strategic design of an acquisition strategy that delivers by vendor a world-class leadership and professional development curricula to the NGA workforce
Mr. Stephans received his B.S. degree from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Media Management and a Graduate Diploma from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Business Administration. He resides in High Ridge MO, with his wife Diane.
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What Date: April 22, 2014
What Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m
Where: The Heights in Richmond Heights, 8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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