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How to Train the Smartest People in the World

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Tony Gagliardo, Head of Technical Learning and Development Organization, NASA/CALTECH Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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It is responsible for putting 12 people on the moon and sending countless more to space, and has some of the world’s most advanced technology and brightest minds inside its walls. But even NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has learning challenges.

Recognizing the shift is already under way in the technology, skills, and employee demographic that will lead them into the future, JPL has shifted its learning strategy and technology ecosystem.

Join us for a question and answer session with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Head of Technical Learning and Development Tony Gagliardo.

This interactive webcast will explore:

  • what progressive organizations, such as NASA JPL, are doing to build the business case for new technology
  • how JPL has adjusted its learning strategy and infrastructure for the future
  • how NASA is measuring employee development and defining success.


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Tony  Gagliardo
Tony Gagliardo

Head of Technical Learning and Development Organization, NASA/CALTECH Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Tony Gagliardo currently serves as the head of NASA/CALTECH Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Technical Learning and Development Organization. He is also a graduate professor of unmanned systems with Arizona State University. Tony is committed to supporting the technical training and professional needs of the men and women of NASA and the California Institute of Technology in their quest to dare to do mighty things.

Tony has served as a leader and technical contributor in federal government, the Department of Defense, and private industry organizations. Tony’s prior experience includes leading the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization’s Technical Training Support Directorate as the national director of safety and technical training. In that role, he guided efforts to modernize and transform training and certification for the Federal Aviation Administration’s 20,000 air traffic controllers and 6,000 maintenance technicians.


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