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ASU Interplanetary Initiative
The Future of Leadership

March 3, 2019


You know what they say: be the change you want to see. 

 The Future of Leadership: Transforming Organizational Culture is a hands-on workshop and panel discussion of organizational leaders who are grappling with how to “operationalize” inclusivity. How do we move beyond the buzzwords? Is there a way to move away from a zero-sum game model, so instead of “your gain is my loss” we find a way to create excellence without exclusivity

 What would this kind of organizational inclusivity look like if we did it right?

 You are invited to join an active brainstorm session and hear panelists describe their recommendations for building an organizational culture of inclusivity. We hope to use our collective wisdom to develop meaningful concrete steps—actions that we can all bring back to our own organizations to continue building inclusivity.

 Everyone is welcome and we expect attendees from a wide variety of industries and affiliations.
People who “got through” 2018 and want to do something positive in 2019 are especially encouraged to participate.


It’s been a tough couple of years.  

Some of the ugliest parts of our country’s culture have been on full display: mass shootings in schools, black men killed by those sworn to protect the public, and male celebrities, corporate leaders, priests and politicians being exposed as creepy sexual predators. 

 These are not the leaders who will bring us together.

Last Fall, we watched powerful testimony from a brave and dignified woman about the character of a Supreme Court nominee. We then watched her be ridiculed and dismissed. 

 This is not the kind of world we want to live in.

 Where is the leadership we need in order to create a culture of kindness? Who are the leaders that can envision and—better yet—show us how to create a culture of inclusivity? 

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Backwards-Design Process to Create the Future Organization

Join an active brainstorm session that will describe “what is” and create “what could be” for future organizations. Groups will create a list of possible immediate actions for people to use anywhere, and a template for movement toward a better organization. Break-out rooms will be assigned upon check-in.

Sunday, March 3, 2019
2:00 - 4:00p EST
ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center
Assigned breakout rooms


Panel: The Power of Culture & Leadership

Guided conversation about the power of culture and leadership from five brilliant minds that are succeeding in driving real positive change and creating a better future.

Lindy Elkins-Tanton: Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, co-chair of the Interplanetary Initiative, and Principal Investigator (PI) of the Psyche mission

Ingrid Pierce:
Investment fund lawyer; Walkers’ Global Managing Partner
Dahlia Lithwick: Senior Editor, Slate; Contributing Editor, Newsweek
Cady Coleman: Colonel, USAF, retired; Astronaut; University Explorer, ASU
Sara Collina: Attorney, entrepreneur; Lecturer in Georgetown University’s Gender Studies Program

Sunday, March 3, 2019
5:30 - 7:30p EST
ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center
Event Pavilion - 8th Floor


1:00 - 2:00p


2:00 - 4:00p

Assigned Breakout Rooms

4:00 - 4:30p


4:30 - 5:30p

Lobby - 1st Floor

5:30 - 7:30p

Panel: The Power Of Culture and LEADERSHIP
Event Pavilion - 8th Floor

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ASU Barrett & O’Connor
Washington Center

Arizona State University’s presence in Washington, D.C., is a critical component in a broad institutional effort to create and share knowledge with the power and potential to change the world. ASU is poised to bring its commitment and energy as a New American University to our nation’s capital and to engage with others who are prepared to transform ideas into action.

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Taryn Struck | Business Operations Specialist
Arizona State University Interplanetary Initiative |
Phone (480) 965-0053