Robin Champ

Senior Trainer: Scenario-Based Planning

Robin Champ is a senior trainer with LBL Strategies focusing on strategic foresight and strategy.  She previously served as Chief of the Global Futures Office at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). In this capacity, she developed a comprehensive methodology (to include stakeholder interviews, scenario based planning, SWOT analysis, policy analysis, and crowdsourcing) to facilitate development of the Agency’s Strategic Plan. She also spearheaded the introduction of Scenario Based Planning in the organization and is a frequent speaker on the subject at various Department of Defense (DoD) and Interagency venues. Ms. Champ also led the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), addressing key national security and CWMD issues through strategic studies and dialogues. In this capacity she partnered with the National Defense University (NDU) Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the United States Air Force (USAF) Institute for National Security Studies at the USAF Academy. Prior to joining DTRA, Ms. Champ worked at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Office of Strategic Planning and Enterprise Transformation, where she was their Lead for the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. While at DLA, she wrote their Transformation Roadmap and was the Program Manager for DLA’s Balanced Scorecard.

Ms. Champ earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Advertising from the University of Maryland in College Park where she was the Outstanding Senior in Advertising, graduating at the top of the Advertising class. Ms. Champ earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from NDU’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Executive Fellows program. In addition to a commendation from the Vice President of the United States, and her many awards for outstanding performance, Ms. Champ is a recipient of the DTRA Director’s Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.

Ms. Champ is a regular Guest Instructor on Scenario Based Planning for LBL Strategies’ GW University “Mastering Strategy for the Public Sector.”  She is also on the leadership committee for the Federal Foresight Community of Interest, and has been a Foresight Expert Guest Speaker at multiple forums such as:

  • Association for Strategic Planning
  • Federal Foresight Community of Interest
  • Palladium Strategy Summit
  • National Defense University
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Energy National Labs