Zero Dark Thirty: Team Performance in Action


  • Oct 18, 2022 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM


  • Elevate - Business and Events Center
  • 4100 Westown Pkwy
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
Fee Type of Fee
$375 / Person MBI Members
$475 / Person Construction Update Subscribers & Non-Members

Join Master Builders of Iowa and industry colleagues in-person for this exciting educational opportunity that is scheduled to be the first full day live training event at the new MBI headquarters located in West Des Moines.

Presenter: Bill Fournet, The Persimmon Group - Tulsa, OK

In 2011, with short notice, Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) was deployed to apprehend Osama bin Laden. This elite fighting force was the frontline force in Operation Neptune Spear--made famous through the film Zero Dark Thirty and the book No Easy Day. There was effective strategic and tactical planning and execution, agility within teams, and rapid decision-making at all levels during the operation--from the SEAL Team and the flight crews to the White House and CIA. This workshop interactively teaches how this moment in history can improve leadership capabilities, decision-making, and team performance.

Through a mix of hands-on exercises, film clips, and techniques, Bill Fournet will show a new way to lead your teams, better manage risks and assumptions, and apply lessons learned for your teams immediately. You will learn how to evolve your leadership capabilities to become more agile and adaptive to a disciplined organization’s ever-changing business needs. These techniques can be applied to teams large and small in various types of applications within the commercial construction industry.

Expect to leave with these outcomes:

  • Enhanced communication skills to better provide clarity, conciseness, and urgency
  • Distinctly identify task urgencies and prioritization through new approaches
  • Enable more agility in teams without losing control
  • Ability to develop discipline in an undisciplined environment
  • Enhanced risk analysis through a tiered assessment of potential outcomes.

Master Builder Designation: Leadership - 3 Credits; Project Management - 3 Credits