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2019 January Chapter Meeting

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Registration at 7:30AM, Meeting begins 8AM, Presentation starts at 8:30AM
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy
10367 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville 32246
United States
Contact: Wendi Howard

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Crisis Leadership 


Program Description

Topic(s):  Leadership & Navigation, Consultation, HR & Business Strategy


Learning Objectives

In today’s workplace, leaders have and will encounter a crisis in the workplace. In a time when workplace shootings are featured in the news, company closings are increasing and sexual harassment cases are filed against the highest members of the team, what steps must you take to lead during a state of crisis? From the battlefield to the workplace, US Navy Captain Howard Wanamaker (Retired) will guide participants through best practices on how to prepare, act, stabilize and recover during a crisis. Whether you are an HR Professional, a manager within your company or a small business owner, this session is a MUST to attend!

  1. Describe responsibility, accountability, and authority as it relates to leadership during a potential crisis.
  2. Identify resources and tools that may be available during a potential crisis.
  3. Describe how information can be communicated during a crisis situation.
  4. Reflect on potential ethical dilemmas faced by an organization due to a crisis.
  5. Identify ways to strengthen relationships and rebuild trust during the recovery phase of a crisis.

Certification Information:

This activity has been submitted for one (1) Professional Development Credit (PDC) by SHRM and one (1) HR (General) credit with the HR Certification Institute.


About the Speaker

A native of Miami, Florida, Capt. Howard Wanamaker graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. He completed NROTC training and was commissioned in December 1990. His flight training began in February 1991 at VT-10, NAS Pensacola, Fla. After VT-10, he reported to VAW-120 for training as an E-2C naval flight officer, receiving his "Wings of Gold" in December 1992.

Wanamaker reported for his first assignment to VAW-122 “Steeljaws” and deployed onboard USS Constellation (CV 64) for an "Around the Horn" cruise. After making several counter-narcotics detachments, he joined VAW-125 “Tigertails” in March 1995 and deployed onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in support of Operation Decisive Endeavor. In April 1997, Wanamaker returned to VAW-120 “Greyhawks” as an instructor. He was selected "Hawkeye of the Year" in 1999. After completing his instructor tour, he reported to CVW-17 and deployed with "Team Quicksand" onboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) in support of Operation Southern Watch.

In October 2002, Wanamaker reported to VAW-126 “Seahawks” for his department head tour as maintenance officer. During his tour, the Seahawks earned the Battle "E" and Aker's AEW Excellence Awards. Flying in the last Fleet Operational Group Zero squadron, he deployed twice onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, flying over 75 combat missions. After completing his department head tour in March 2005, he reported to Commander, Naval Air Forces N8 as the VAW/VRC requirements officer. In June 2006, Wanamaker returned to VAW-120 Greyhawks and served as executive officer. During his tour, he earned the degree of Executive Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School in September 2007. He also received the Rear Admiral Thomas R. McClellan Award for Academic Excellence. read more


Captain Howard Wanamaker (Ret.)



 Meeting Details

 Agenda   Location Registration  
  7:30AM Registration Maggiano's Little Italy  $35.00 Members 
  8:00AM Meeting/Breakfast/Board Installation** St. Johns Town Center  $25.00 Student Members
  8:30AM Presentation - Captain Howard Wanamaker 10367 Midtown Parkway  $55.00 Non-members
  9:30AM Meeting Ends Jacksonville, Florida 32246    


Parking note: St. Johns Town Center, in partnership with AmeriPark, offers valet parking. Payment can be made via credit card and customers can text ahead for vehicle retrieval. The cost is $6.00 Monday – Thursday. The valet stand is located at Maggiano's Little Italy.

** HRCI guidelines prohibit food service during the speaker’s presentation. Please arrive in time to enjoy the food prior to the presentation. **

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