Apollo Agenda Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.

 *Sample Agenda

Session/Location

Topics and Activities

Day One

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

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 Theatre- Apollo 11 Situational Analysis: Stepping Up or Stepping Back

Speaker- Current NASA project with leadership implications

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

Day Three

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)
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