NAE Workshop on the Adaptability of the U.S. Engineering and Technical Workforce

Workshop Agenda

Workshop on Preparing the Engineering and Technical Workforce for Adaptability and Resilience to Change

November 2 and 3, 2017

Conferences Agenda
November 2, 2017
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Dinner and Keynote speaker
Theresa Kotanchek, Evolved Analytics, LLC; Chair, Steering Committee on Workforce Adaptability
Nick Donofrio, Fellow Emeritus, IBM Corporation
Frans Johansson, The Medici Group
November 3, 2017
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Theresa Kotanchek, Evolved Analytics, LLC; Chair, Steering Committee on Workforce Adaptability
Al Romig, Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering
08:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Panel #1 Case for change: Why adaptability matters
Moderator: Wanda Reder, S&C Electric
Why adaptability is important: findings from the Making Value for America report
Nick Donofrio, Fellow Emeritus, IBM; Chair, Committee on Making Value for America
View from the workforce
Guy Berger, Chief Economist LinkedIn
View from industry
Gregory Dudkin, President of PPL, Electric Utilities Corporation
View from education
Robert Johnson, Chancellor University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel #2 What does adaptability look like
Moderator: Ann McKenna, Arizona State University
Individual (cognitive and motivational)
Chris Schunn, University of Pittsburgh
Interpersonal (behavioral, "soft" skills)
Ernest Wilson, University of Southern California
Team (action regulation and information processing)
Steve Kozlowski, Michigan State University
Organization (knowledge transfer, memory)
Linda Argote, Carnegie Mellon University
12:30 PM – 01:15 PM
Session: Analytics/measurement (what are analytics and how are they used to make decisions on adaptability
Moderator: Annette Parker, South Central College
Sandee Joppa, Executive Director, RealTime Talent
Tracy Kantrowitz, Gartner
Susan Straus, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND
01:15 PM – 02:45 PM
Session: Company and higher education activities - training and organizational change
Moderator: Mary Ann Pacelli, Manufacturing Extension Partnership-NIST
Lightning Round Presentations (5 minutes each)
Jim Johnson, Jr., VP, US Production Operations, S&C Electric
Blake Consdorf, President & CEO, Felsomat USA
Steve Partridge, Vice President of Workforce Development, Northern Virginia Community College
Doug Melton, Program Director for Entrepreneurial Engineering, The Kern Family Foundation
Carra Sims, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND
Interactive session
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Session: How K-12 education and out-of-school learning opportunities can help foster adaptability
Moderator: Betsy Brand, American Youth Policy Forum
Lightning Round Presentations (5 minute each)
Brynt Parmeter, Director for Workforce Development, Education and Training, NextFlex
Bernie Lynch, CEO, Make Right Here
Grace Suh, IBM P-Tech
David Greer, Project Lead The Way
Chris Smith, Boston Afterschool and Beyond
Interactive session