A Journey Toward Project Excellence: Successful Strategies and Lessons for Building an Engaged and Talented Workforce

Date: Wed Jan 18, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dinner
           6:00 - 8:00 PM - Keynote
           8:00 - 9:00 PM - Networking
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, 791 West Georgia St. (Ballroom)

Cost: $45 Members (must login to receive member discount)
  $60 Non-Members
  $70 Late Registration (Late Registration fee starts on Jan 16, 9:00 AM) *SOLD OUT


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Salad: Arugula Salad, Shaved Beets, Ricotta Salata, Orange, Sherry Reduction
Main: Braised Beef Short Rib Garganelli, Confit Tomato, Crimini Mushroom, Grana Padano, Crispy Focaccia
Dessert: Not Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Cake, Orange Confit, Chocolate Mousse, Orange Sab
Cash Bar : 4:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. in the foyer


2 PDUs available - 2 Technical PDUs


About this session

The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented acceleration of change in technologies, organization approaches, and human perspective. These changes have reshaped the nature of the organization and placed a premium on accelerated learning and workforce engagement.

For over thirty years Ed Hoffman was responsible for designing, developing and implementing an integrated system of learning, engagement and building expertise in the execution of complex NASA projects. Appointed to establish a Program Project Management Initiative shortly after the Challenger disaster, Dr Hoffman would lead NASA in performance strategies for individuals’ competence, project performance, and organization learning. During this time, he founded the NASA Academy of Program Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL), and served as the first NASA Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) reporting directly to the NASA Chief Engineer. This presentation will define the strategic imperatives that all organizations will have to address, and the strategies and methods for creating and maintaining a workforce of program and project management excellence.



Ed Hoffman, PhD, CEO, Knowledge Engagement, Former, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and Director, NASA Academy

Ed Hoffman profile

Dr. Hoffman is CEO, Knowledge Engagement, LLC. Knowledge Engagement is engaged in research, education, and consulting services at a strategic organizational level. He directly supports the Project Management Institute as a Strategic Advisor with a focus on integrated systems for talent management, knowledge engagement and learning strategies. Dr. Hoffman is also Executive in Residence at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies.

Dr. Hoffman retired from NASA as a senior executive after thirty-three years. He was appointed the first NASA Chief Knowledge Officer in 2011 and held responsibility for system-wide strategy, integration and deployment of knowledge services. Prior to this role he was the founding director of the NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL) serving in this role for over 20 years. During this period the Academy was the top rated Project Management Academy in the world. In addition, to leading the NASA Academy, he was the project manager for the NASA Strategic Management and Governance Handbook that established new governance after the Columbia Shuttle accident. He started his career at NASA as an organization development consultant supporting NASA teams and projects, and having responsibility for leadership development.

Dr. Hoffman has written numerous journal articles, and co-authored Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) and Project Management Success Stories: Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000), He serves as adjunct faculty at The George Washington University in the School of Business, and Drexel University in the School of Engineering.

Ed designed and teaches Building Effective Knowledge Strategy and Services for Columbia University which, under his leadership, has moved from Elective to core course.

He received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2010. Dr. Hoffman holds a Doctorate, as well as MA and MS degrees, from Columbia University in the area of social and organizational psychology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.



Event Properties

Event Date 01-18-2017 5:00 pm
Event End Date 01-18-2017 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-08-2016
Cut off date 01-16-2017 2:00 pm
Individual Price $60.00
Late Fee $10.00(From 01-16-2017)
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
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