You are cordially invited to attend a lecture on the topic of
Exploring CIA Career Opportunities
Mr. John Guyant
Senior Executive, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
5:00-6:00 PM EST
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20036
Marlatt Mansion, Commodore Barry Room
Getting to campus
**U.S. Citizens ONLY Event**
***This lecture is part of the China/Asia Program‘s Mentoring Series for Intelligence and Foreign Policy Careers event series***
About the Lecture
Mr. John Guyant, a senior executive with the Central Intelligence Agency, will draw from his 30+-year career to share insight into what it is like to work for the CIA – and what it takes to be hired there. In his presentation, Mr. Guyant will discuss the CIA’s mission and why, even with technological advancements, employees remain their greatest assets. He will share the many career paths that exist at the CIA and the evolution of the work performed there.
This event provides an opportunity to learn about the CIA application process, including recent changes. Mr. Guyant will share what the CIA looks for in its applicants and what makes for a successful career. He will discuss the numerous unique opportunities to serve the CIA’s vital National Security mission. Mr. Guyant will also take a look at the many myths about the CIA as is often portrayed in popular culture, sorting through fact and fiction. Finally, attendees will have the chance to ask this CIA officer those questions they’ve always wondered about The Agency and life working there.
About the Speaker
Mr. John Guyant is a master in change and crisis management, as well as leadership, cultural change and workforce development. He assumed his current position as CIA director, Office of Personnel Resources in October 2018, for which he heads up the CIA’s operational HR functions.
Prior to that, John served as the director, management services and operations at CIA’s National Reconnaissance Office, where he oversaw critical support activities to include worldwide medical, facilities management, logistics, and transportation services. Before that he served as the CIA chief learning officer, heading up CIA University, after leading the CIA’s Recruitment and Retention Center.
John began his career at the CIA in 1987 as a contracting officer, and served in a variety of positions across the CIA and the Intelligence Community in acquisitions, program management, and numerous special projects. He has served across all of the CIA’s Directorates and has traveled to 22 countries over his career. John led multiple change management initiatives after graduating from the CIA’s inaugural Black Belt Six Sigma training, and attended executive leadership training at both the Kellogg School of Business and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
John’s approach to training and speaking includes the use of compelling case studies, group exercises, experiential interactivity, and facilitated panels.
**Only U.S. citizens will be admitted to this event, and only after each has registered online in advance of the event beginning. The following forms of identification will be considered by IWP as proving citizenship: a valid US Passport (original), a copy of a birth certificate proving birth in the U.S. (plus a photo ID), a U.S. Government issued Common Access Card (a CAC card), or a U.S. Certificate of Naturalization. No exceptions will be made for failure to produce one of these documents.
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