Featured Topic: Explore Futures: Eight Insights from NASA’s Future of Work Study
The ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce COI invites you to hear from NASA on their Future of Work study. This session will explore the disruptors driving the Future of Work and provide insights from NASA’s Future of Work study including rethinking the talent continuum, realigning value with the changing nature of work, developing and caring for our people, providing the flexibility and mobility needed to match people with opportunities, and embracing technology to modernize human capital service delivery.
Dr. Elizabeth Kolmstetter
Dr. Kolmstetter is one of the highest ranking Industrial and Organizational Psychologist in the Federal Government and is recognized for her groundbreaking work in Human Capital and Talent Management throughout her career spanning over 25 years across agencies including the FBI, CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Executive Office of the President of the United States (Office of Management and Budget), Transportation Security Administration, US Agency for International Development, and now NASA. She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association), received the M. Scott Myers Award for Best Applied Research from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and received the Innovations in Assessment Award from the International Personnel Management Association. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech and her B.A. in Psychology and Computer Science from Hollins University. She was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumnae award from Hollins and was the 172 Commencement Speaker in 2012 for which she received an honorary doctorate. She is currently a member of the Hollins University Board of Trustees and particularly promotes liberal arts education, education for women and minorities, and education for STEM.
Nicholas Skytland is the Agency Talent Strategist at NASA, in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, focused on building the workforce of the future. Nick has pioneered new ways of doing business for nearly two decades and is directly responsible for successful cutting-edge initiatives like the International Space Apps Challenge and the National Day of Civic Hacking, two of the largest mass collaborations in history. During his career, he has founded NASA’s Open Innovation and Data Science Programs, led the implementation of the Open Government Initiative, envisioned future space exploration missions, designed next generation space suits, and trained space-bound astronauts, before transitioning to his current role exploring the Future of Work. Nick has also worked at Boston Consulting Group, X Prize Foundation, the Zero G Corporation, and General Motors. Nick is a gifted communicator and strategic leader who is a regularly invited to give share insights with senior audiences, including the United Nations, Department of Defense, NASAAdvisory Committee, Army Sciences Board, U.S. Naval Academy, Disney Imagineering, SxSW Interactive, the Nobel Prize Ceremony and numerous TEDx events. Nick holds a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University in mechanical engineering, a master's degree from the International Space University in space studies and a MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He is a graduate of the ACT-IAC Partners Program, an experienced diver and a eight-time Ironman triathlete.
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