Apollo Agenda Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL.

Open to residents from all nationalities

Day One

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

5 pm Opening Session

  • Executive Sponsor Opening (for custom company sessions) and Intro’s
  • Orientation/Results of Pre-event Survey/Experiential Learning Process
  • History of Space Race
  • Kennedy Profile: Setting “The Goal”

Day Two

Kennedy Space Center (KSC): Early Exploration Center

  • Webb Case Study: Managing leadership strengths and gaps.  Innovating an organizational structure and mobilizing resources to meet “The Goal.”

Debus Building & Rocket Park (KSC)

  • Von Braun Case Study: Utilizing all five adaptive leadership principles. Creating a culture of innovation. Leading cultural integration and influence change.

Astronaut Memorial/Mission Status Center (KSC)

  • Apollo I Situational Analysis:  Building the awareness of the necessity of crisis preparedness.  Regaining the initiative after crisis. 

      • Low Case Study: Leading out of, and creating opportunities from, setbacks

Lunch: Debus Building (KSC)

KSC: Customized private bus tour (schedule TBD)

  • Shuttle Launch Pad, Vehicle Assembly Building, Crawler Transporter, Historic Mercury Redstone Launch Pads, Historic Gemini Launch Pad, Shuttle Landing Facility

Debus Building Conference Rooms (KSC): Mission Debrief  

  • Application of lessons learned


Day Three

Saturn V Building (KSC)

  • Apollo 8 Situational Analysis: Strategic Risk Management: assessing how human factors affect leaders perception of risk.

Apollo 11 Theater (KSC)

  • Apollo 11 Situational Analysis:  Stepping Up or Stepping Back 

Lunch: Debus Building (KSC)

Saturn V Private Conference/VIP Launch Viewing room (KSC)

  • Apollo 13 Situational Analysis:  Individual and team leadership behaviors in crisis

      • Lovell Profile: Tactical crisis management and small team leadership
      • Kranz Profile: Managing resources and evolving strategy during critical events Goal clarity and innovation in the moment

Debus Building (KSC): Mission Debrief

  • Individual or team action planning
  • Executive Sponsor Close (for custom company sessions)

3:00 pm Program End


Apollo Leadership Development Experience One-sheet

To learn more about the Apollo Leadership Development Experience, download the one-sheet below.

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Upcoming Apollo Leadership Development Experience Dates

December 7-9, 2015

Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL. Open to all nationalities.

May 13-15, 2015

October 21-23, 2015

Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. Open to US citizens or US Green Card holders.

*Additional dates available for customized team events.

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Leadership Development Experiences Inquiries

EU based attendees:

For further information, please contact Johan Witters at +32 2 679 50 60 or johan.witters@conferenceboard.org or Sara Murray at +32 2 679 50 51 or sara.murray@conferenceboard.org

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On the Apollo Leadership Development Experience

"…Being on site at NASA and the Houston Space Center, and using the Apollo experience to profile and discuss leadership approaches, was both engaging and very relevant to current business issues… I was able to reflect on lessons learned through the Apollo era and outline leadership strategies for both my team and organization going forward..."

Laurie Brubaker
Senior Vice President
Aetna Inc.

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