Session #706: Step Out of the Ivory Tower: The Right Way to Develop a Strategic Plan

2014 Annual Conference

Workplace Application: Learn how to develop a performance-focused strategic plan that aligns employees performance outcomes with organizational objectives.

Too often, organizations take the ivory tower approach to strategy: a group of talented and well-intentioned individuals closet themselves in a working session and emerge like prophets with the awaited strategy scrolls. Leaders, managers, and employees are left to try to understand how this new strategy links to day-to-day performance and their personal outcomes. In the end, the only truly predictable outcome is a frustrated workforce. A company will only be successful if all employees of the organization are able to produce outcomes that are aligned with the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. This workshop will show you how.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Alan A. Malinchak


Alan A. Malinchak is a goal-driven leader with broad strategic and tactical operational success in the private and public sectors.  Al is known for transforming organizations by crystallizing direction, addressing emergent talent and learning challenges and issues, and executing tactics to improve and enhance workforce and organizational performance.

Al is currently the Executive Advisor, Talent and Learning Practice at Deltek, leading customer facing engagements involving assessments, evaluations and recommendations to address a company's "People Challenges" employing best practice solutions in talent, learning and leadership development programs focused across all corporate and business functions to drive both employee and organizational growth.  Al conducts keynotes, leadership development seminars/workshops and consultations regarding the administration and operation of corporate universities.  Al is also CEO of two certified and verified (cVe) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses - Éclat Transitions LLC offering “Public to Private Career Transition Services” at and STRATactical LLC offering change agility, learning agility, leadership agility and knowledge agility services and solutions at  Prior, Al was Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at Homeland Security Solutions, Inc. (HSSI) and business development executive for eLearning and instructor-led training programs and initiatives (2011-2013); VP/CL) at ManTech International (2005-2011), where he founded, developed, implemented and led the administration and operation of ManTech’s first corporate university, ManTech University.  From 1984 to 2004, Al was a FBI Special Agent (retired) with a variety of assignments, including  federal investigations of homicides, rapes, fugitives, kidnappings and skyjackings; Instructor at the FBI National Academy; Administrator of the FBI's National Executive Institute; Supervisory Special Agent of Criminal Squads focused on Organized Crime, Narcotics and White Collar Crime; Inspector; On-Scene Crisis Commander for the 2002 Winter Olympics; Chief of Investigative Training; Acting Senior Executive of New Agents Training, National and International Law Enforcement Programs, and Facilities and Security of the FBI Academy; and, lastly as the Chief of the FBI's Leadership Development Institute (LDI). In the LDI, his responsibilities included leading the administrative and operational oversight of all internal and external leadership programs for executive and middle-management FBI Special Agents and Professional Support employees; leadership services and training for 26,000 employees; leadership curriculum development; professional presentations; drafting of the FBI’s Strategic Development Leadership Plan; and, executive board member to several professional law enforcement associations.  Throughout his career, Al held a variety of academic positions - included are a tenured Associate Professor, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, New York (1978–1984); as well as former Adjunct Professor positions at the University of Virginia (1992-1995); and both a graduate and undergraduate Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, (2002 to 2005).


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Preconference Workshop
Leadership & Navigation
HR Expertise
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