Apollo Agenda Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.

Open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents

Day One

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

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

Day Two

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

  • Kelly Profile: Innovating responsively

Johnson Space Center (JSC): Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park, Astronaut Grove

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

Lunch: JSC Cafe

  • Speaker – current NASA project with leadership implications

Neutral Buoyancy Lab at the Sonny Carter Training Facility

  • Contingency Planning Profile:  Preparing for the Unknown. Leadership aspects of simulations.  Developing a culture of workforce preparedness.

Space Center Houston (SCH): Mission Debrief

  • Application of lessons learned

SCH: Destiny Theater

  • Apollo 11 Situational Analysis:  Stepping Up or Stepping Back 

Speaker - current NASA projrct with leadership implications

Dinner in SCH Starship Gallery: Apollo 17 Command Module and other significant NASA artifacts

Day Three

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

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

JSC - Historic Apollo Mission Control Room

    • Apollo 13 Situational Analysis:

        • 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

Space Center Houston (SCH): Mission Debrief

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

1:00 pm Program End

Apollo Leadership Development Experience One-sheet

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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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