Engineering Culture: a “deep dive” into the executive leadership skills that make NASA one of the most innovative and diverse cultures in the world.”
NASA has consecutively ranked as one of the best workforce cultures in the US Federal Government and one of the most innovative places to work for almost a decade. In this interactive strategy session, you’ll hear from Jim Adams, former Deputy Chief Technology Director at NASA, as he shares the strategies he and other senior executives at NASA used to create one of the best workforce cultures in the world.
Top performing workforce cultures engage and retain top performing employees, resulting in better profits and customer outcomes. Great cultures don’t just happen, especially not in large organizations. Great culture must be engineered by the leaders in the organization to work proactively.
Jim will guide attendees through critical thinking exercises to identify:
your culture leadership style
underlying assumptions you have that drive your culture
how to adapt your mindset to change your culture
gaps in your culture strategy and tactics to quickly and effectively fill them from within your organization
You’ll learn how to stop reacting and start intentionally engineering a healthier workforce culture!
Culture Club is where Enterprise Executives Come Together to Learn from Real World Leadership Experiences in an Intimate Setting
First Hand Experience: learn from senior level executives who’ve led teams through digital change in large organizations that are known for their innovation and culture
People-Centric: we focus on the people skills needed to lead change and view technology as a set of tools; we train leaders to understand how to choose the right tools for the right job and how to collaborate with and lead their people so better decisions are made faster and more cost effectively
Practical: we’re going to dig into the lessons learned, mistakes made, and failures that led to real, lasting change for these people in their lives and the lives of their employees.
Agenda for Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Doors Open at 11am for Registration and Check-In
Introduction – Bathrooms, Emergency Exits, Coffee
Roundtable: Guided Discussion and Lunch
Part 1: Reflection
Part 2: Change
Part 3: Action
Conclusion & Networking
About Your Guest Facilitator
W. James Adams, Commercial Space Consultant & former NASA Deputy Chief Technologist
Jim Adams has over 35 years of aerospace experience. Jim recently left his prominent career at NASA, where he has directed or been involved in over 30 spaceflight missions to explore the Earth the Sun and most of our Solar System, to start a consulting firm to advise early stage space companies and programs around the world. He last served as NASA’s Deputy Chief Technologist, advising the Administrator on NASA’s technology portfolio and advocating the use of new technology throughout the Agency, influencing $6B annually.
Prior to that role, Jim served as NASA’s Deputy Director of the Planetary Science Division where he was responsible for a $1.5B annual budget for many missions including the Mars Science Laboratory, Pluto-New Horizons, DAWN (Ceres and Vesta) and MESSENGER (Mercury). He has served on the National Science and Technology Council’s “Strategic Computing Initiative” and led a comprehensive assessment of the Nation’s Pu-238 production capability and infrastructure and many other independent reviews of Agency capabilities. He has been awarded three medals for outstanding service and leadership at NASA.
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