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When: September 15, 2009
From 7:00 AM to 9:00AM
Where: Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon  97205
United States
Contact: Bob Phillips

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Marv Serhan

Arête; Ancient Wisdom
for Modern Leaders


Have you got the “Right Stuff?”

Our forefathers did. They didn't falter when it was time to loose the bonds of religious and political oppression in Europe to find a new and better life for themselves and their families. Their legacy is unique to America.

We live in a highly competitive and dangerous world as they did. The Ancients clearly understood this concept. They did not call it the “Right Stuff” but used another word to define their commitment to excellence. That word was Arête.

About: Arête; Ancient Wisdom for Modern Leaders

Ethical leadership is increasingly important in today's highly competitive and complex global business environment. All corporate professionals, no matter their position or area of specialization, play a key role in establishing and influencing organizational culture, as well as modeling and encouraging the use of ethical decision making in all aspects of business strategy and processes.

The leader sets the tone. He/she either aligns with organizational values and seeks to fulfill the corporate mission, or attempts to alter course to change the corporate culture to another value system.

Leaders and followers need to understand where values originate. An intrinsic appreciation for the genesis of our value system as Americans is essential to ultimately determine our ability to withstand the turbulent whitewater of a highly competitive and dangerous world.

Our ancestors understood this premise. We should heed the lessons from antiquity for our survival as a culture is at risk. Come learn about Arête.

About Marv Serhan:

Marv Serhan has over 40 years of leadership and management experience in both the military and private sector. A graduate from the Naval War College and Navy Fighter Weapons School, his twenty-seven year Naval career culminated as Commanding Officer of Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Pacific Fleet, directing a staff of approximately 500. His dedication to the men and women in his command and willingness to work alongside them formed a mutual respect that increased the effectiveness of new systems and procedures he created and implemented.

Since leaving active duty in 1997, Marv has worked in the utility, communications, telematics and security industries. He earned certifications in energy management and sustainability through the Association of Energy Engineers and is the President of their local Chapter covering Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Southern Idaho. While with Motorola, he worked in the Utility Solutions Division, specializing in communication protocols to support monitoring applications for various enterprise-wide commercial, industrial and utility operations. With IBM, he served as a Business Development Executive supporting their Intelligent Utility Network (Smart Grid) tiger team. He specializes in presenting the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) to all stakeholders in the energy and utility industries to assist them in developing a Smart Grid rollout strategy tailored to their specific needs.

Marv speaks on ethics and leadership and teaches a course of instruction titled "The DNA of Ethical Leadership and the Good Society."

Marv's core values are honor, courage, and the pursuit of excellence --Arête

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