If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: How to Achieve Better Results in Government
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From health care reform to energy policy to fixing the financial crisis, we’ve never expected so much from our government at a time when there is so little public confidence in government’s ability to actually get these things done.
This presentation by government reform expert Bill Eggers looks at government undertakings in the U.S. and abroad to find out what works, what doesn’t and why. Eggers argues that democratic governments can execute on large, groundbreaking plans, goals and dreams – if they have the Right Stuff. He explains how and why the most ambitious public policies in recent history either succeeded or stumbled. Hint: it’s all in the execution, and if organizations, leaders and individuals don’t plan properly and diligently, the results will backfire, often disastrously.
This multi-media presentation will feature a documentary video, historic footage and cutting edge simulations presented by one of the country’s leading experts on government reform.
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
About the Speakers
William Eggers is a leading authority on government reform. He is responsible for research and thought leadership for Deloitte’s Public Sector industry practice.
His seven books include the Washington Post best seller If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government (Harvard Business Press, 2009), Government 2.0 (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), Governing by Network (Brookings, 2004), and The Public Innovator’s Playbook (Deloitte Research 2009). His books have won numerous awards including the Louis Brownlow award for best book on public management, the Sir Antony Fisher award for best book promoting an understanding of the free economy, and the Roe Award for leadership and innovation in public policy research.
A former manager of the Texas Performance Review, he has advised governments around the world. His commentary has appeared in dozens of major media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune.
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The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).