Unique Expertise as Elected Official, Veteran & National Security Professor
Dr. Casey Lucius is the founder and CEO of Launch Learning Systems in Naples, Florida focusing on strategic planning and succession management for municipalities, non-profits, and private industry professionals. From 2008-2016, Dr. Lucius served as a Professor of National Security at the Naval War College. She also was elected to the Pacific Grove City Council from 2012-2016. In 2016 Dr. Lucius was the first and only woman to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 20th District.
Dr. Lucius also lived in Hanoi, Vietnam for three years where she worked at the U.S. Embassy. While in Vietnam, she conducted research and published a book about political decision making in Vietnam. She also worked for the U.S. State Department as the Chief of Staff to the U.S. Ambassador.
Casey is a Navy veteran and worked as a Naval Intelligence Officer. She holds a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs and a Ph.D. in Political Science.
Specialties & Expertise
- Ph.D. (2007), University of Hawaii
- Graduate level Professor (2008-2015)
- Elected local official (2012-2016), Pacific Grove City Council
- Candidate for US House of Representatives (2016)
- Keynote & Training Expertise
- Corporate Trainer
- Critical Thinking
- Women Leaders
- Emotional Intelligence
- Professional Ethics
- Managing Multi-Generational Workforce
- Strategic Planning
- Time Management
- Writing & Publishing
- Current Geo-Political Events
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT (Keynote)
Dr. Lucius refers the Oxford Handbook of Business and Government and encourages Corporate Social Responsibility. She takes this otherwise serious topic and make it humorous by telling stories of her time as an elected official and examples of local businesses taking on projects that otherwise would have been done by government. It is an uplifting and encouraging speech aimed at business owners and elected officials. Audience will benefit from real-world examples that spur a call-to-action.
For: business owners and managers, elected officials
TESTS OF AMERICAN RESOLVE (Keynote)
Dr. Lucius discusses five tests of American resolve that we will likely experience in the coming years:
- Direct Military Tests
- Direct Economic Test
- Cyber Tests
- Covert Actions
Each of these are explained and accompanied by suggested steps the government and the American public can take to withstand these tests, counter them, and most importantly, redefine our national power and influence.
For: businesses interested in the cyber component; military & veteran audiences; national security professionals
BOOTS ON THE GROUND ALL AROUND (Keynote)
Dr. Lucius provides a historical view of Veterans Day and little-known details of the seventy-two conflicts with which the United States military has been engaged. She raises the question why men and women volunteer for military service, and she answers it with an emotional and determined picture of American pride. This speech will reveal things you never knew about our nation’s military and its many heroes. Audience will benefit by better understanding what the military does and why the US engages around the world.
For: youth, military, defense, veterans, business that want to support the military
LEADING WITH A TEAM OF RIVALS (Workshop)
This one-day workshop starts with a learning style inventory by David Kolb. We discuss Lincoln’s leadership style and his cabinet selections, and debate the advantages of diversifying your team and including those who will challenge and grow you as a leader. Excellent workshop that will encourage attendees to understand their own learning and communications style, and tools to improve how they lead and manage others.
For: emerging leaders in business, government and the military
ADVANCED PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Workshop)
This half-day workshop utilizes the Project Management Institute’s five-step process and their nine knowledge areas. We discuss SMART goals, project planning, risk analysis, resource management, project implementation, and follow up actions after project completion. Attendees will benefit from this workshop by using key project documents, building a project schedule and a risk management plan.
For: anyone working in government or private industry
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING (Workshop)
This workshop focuses on moving past poor decisions into productive problem solving. The key to successful decision making includes using data, internal and external input, and analysis. We discuss different decision-making styles and problem-solving models. Attendees will learn new models and techniques for decision making when facing both routine and complex problems.
For: corporate decision makers, middle managers, youth, veterans & military.