Characteristics of Effective Systems Engineering Leaders (Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019)

Characteristics of Effective Systems Engineering Leaders

Date: Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2019, from 5:30-7pm
Location: Filippi’s Restaurant in Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123 (Google Maps)
Cost: Free
Presentation and Dinner: The first 1/2 hour is for dinner and networking. The optional buffet dinner starts at 5:30 and the presentation begins at approximately 6 pm. The cost of the buffet is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and includes pizza, salad, pasta, and soft drinks.
Webcasting: This presentation will be webcast starting at approximately 5:50 pm. You will be able to view the presentation slide show and hear audio from the speaker. Please note that during our phase-in period, we will not be take questions from our webcast audience; we hope to do so in the future. Finally, please note that the webcast quality depends on our venue’s Internet connection (it has been mostly dependable in the past).

Note – Specific webcast links will be posted approximately 1 week prior. Please check back.

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Previous studies revealed that the concept of leadership within systems engineering was a major issue for both Defense and non-Defense Industry participants. In order to address this issue, the authors believe we must first understand leadership in the context of systems engineering. With that goal in mind, the authors reviewed existing literature on leadership theory, leadership style, and the significance of leadership within systems engineering. Next, the authors conducted a multi-industry, international study on systems engineering leadership proficiencies. This presentation will reveal the findings of both the literature review and the survey. Following the presentation, the authors will facilitate a group discussion focused on how we can cultivate stronger leadership proficiencies within the systems engineering community.

Presenter: John Wood, Ph.D. SAIC

John Wood, Ph.D. has spent his career pursuing perfection in areas where less-then-perfect performance can be deadly. For more than two decades he has applied his systems engineering expertise to improve, reduce costs, and save lives in healthcare, aviation, and defense. Dr. Wood holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University.

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