Elimu Series - "Build Your Power Skills": Motivational Speech

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Topic: Motivational Speech

Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GMT

Host: PMI Africa Team

Speaker: Dr. Moses T. Adoko

Dr. Moses Adoko is currently the NASA Deputy Chief Knowledge Officer. In this capacity, he supports the NASA Chief Engineer and the Agency Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) in ensuring that the agency’s technical workforce and practitioners have access to critical technical knowledge to increase the likelihood of mission success. He leads various programs and activities designed to facilitate implementation of NASA’s knowledge management vision and strategy.

Dr. Adoko is responsible for a broad set of programs aimed at cultivating technical talents and teams, improving proficiency levels of performance and assuring that NASA operates as a learning organization. He provides project management oversight for institutional knowledge assets and development programs. Dr. Adoko also serves as the administrator of the NASA Goddard Senior Fellowship program, a scientific and technical advisory board that advises the Center leadership, on research policy, strategy and innovation. He has over twenty years of working experience with NASA, supporting various technical projects including the development and implementation of the NASA Systems Engineering Procedural Requirements policy.

Dr. Adoko also served as technical programs manager between 2012 – 2015. In this capacity, he managed the formulation and implementation of technical capability development strategies for the NASA Goddard science, engineering, project management and safety and mission assurance workforce. While working with the NASA Headquarters Office of the Chief Engineer in Washington D.C, he led the development and implementation of the agency’s project management and systems engineering curricula for the NASA Academy of Program Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL). He has also conducted multiple workshop sessions of the NASA Academy, including Foundations of Aerospace at NASA, Project Management and Systems Engineering (PMSE) offerings, among other programs.

Dr. Adoko continues to speak and advocate for strategic management of knowledge assets across government, the private sector and around the world. He is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter at educational institutions, Federal agencies and conferences. He has authored and co-authored a number of technical articles and publications.

He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Adoko is a recipient of various awards including the NASA Robert H. Goddard Award for Excellence in Analysis, Innovation and Creativity.

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