Organizational Silence Workshop

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Organizational Silence Workshop

GSFC, Building 8 Auditorium

(View speaker bios here)

  • 8:30am-8:45am- Welcome and Introductions

Ed Rogers, CKO GSFC 
Ed Hoffman, NASA CKO and Director of APPEL

  • 8:45am-9:00am- Opening Remarks

Chris Scolese, Director, GSFC

  • 9:00am-10:30am- The Meaning of NO FEAR in the Federal Workplace, Q & A followed by book signing in lobby

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Whistleblower, Author, Speaker

  • 10:30am-12:00pm- Goddard Discussion Panel: What can and should Goddard do? (Facilitated by Ron Brade, Director of OHCM)

Judy Bruner, Director of SMA
George Morrow, Director of FPD
Dennis Andrucyk, Director of AETD

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm- Lunch for guests, panelists, speakers and center leadership

Hosted by Judy Bruner, Director Of GSFC Safety and Mission Assurance

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm- Appollo's Legacy: Management Lessons of the Moon Program (followed by book signing in lobby)

Andrew Chaikin, Space Author and Historian

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm

Michael Ryschkewitsch, NASA Chief Engineer
The terrible danger of silence

Bryan O’Connor, NASA Chief, Safety and Mission Assurance (Retired)
Lessons I learned living through Challenger and Columbia

Amy Edmondson, Professor Harvard Business School
How and Why People Choose to be Silent or Speak Up

Robin Dillon, Professor Georgetown University
How to Avoid Catastrophes by focusing on Near-Misses

Facilitated by Ed Rogers, CKO GSFC


  • 4:00pm-4:30pm- Closing Remarks

Ed Rogers, CKO GSFC

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo will be taped for later rebroadcast to other centers. Goddard discussion will be local and off-line only.


ViTS at Wallops- Bldg. E100 Auditorium

ViTS at IVV- Room 225 A/B


SATERN Credit:
To earn hours through SATERN, you must register in SATERN, and sign-in at the event in the morning and afternoon. The course ID is 63557 and it is called GSFC- The Sound of Silence. You must add the course to your learning plan, and click register. There will be a limited number of books made available for civil servants, which will be available for signing by the authors. You must sign-in to receive a book.

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