Who: Karl Geist, ESEP-Acq SoMD INCOSE Chapter
When: 26 Feb 2018 @ 1130 to 1300
Where: KBRwyle, 22309 Exploration Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653
Bill of Fare: Lunch Provided, RSVP requested
Cost: Free to all
Description: Four years ago, INCOSE started the development of an initiative to enhance and strengthen the Organization’s Leadership by developing and providing a training program. The program’s purpose is to accelerate the development of systems engineering leaders who will exemplify the best of our organization and our profession. Its primary benefits are the development of individual members as capable leaders, which benefits the involved members. INCOSE benefits include growing a pool of leaders, which can be used to help lead the Organization. Another intended outcome is hopefully to enhance INCOSE’s International reputation in systems engineering. Currently Cheryl Kinchen (Cohort 3) represents the SoMD Chapter in the Institute’s Leadership Program. Karl Geist , Chapter Treasurer will provide an overview of the initiative and explain the requirements to become part of the program, then address questions. Applicants must be nominated by an INCOSE leader and submit an application package that includes:
- Nominating letter from an INCOSE Board Member, Director, Assistant Director, Chapter President , or the CAB Representative from their company
- 2) Letter of recommendation and support from candidate’s home organization, including recognition of the required two-year commitment, 3) Personal statement describing the expected benefits to the candidate, his/her organization, & INCOSE, 4) Resume describing positions held and specific systems engineering accomplishments.
Bio: Karl Geist is an acquisition professional armed with 40+ years of acquisition experience developing all aspects of a system throughout the lifecycle. He is DAU certified at Level 3 in Systems Planning, Research Development & Engineering, and in Program Management. He currently works part-time for KBRwyle, where he provides Systems Engineering and Program Analysis Support for various NAVAIR PMAs at NAS Patuxent River, MD. Karl has hands-on Acquisition experience in Systems Engineering, Program Management, Program Analysis, Software Engineering, Safety Engineering, Systems Analysis, Technical Assessment, Technical and Team Leadership, Personnel Management, & Training. Karl is a Charter Member of the SoMD Chapter currently serving as Treasurer, and Chair of the Defense System Working Group. Karl was Maryland’s first Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP-Acq) as one of the founders of INCOSE’s certification program, and served 6 years on the Certification Advisory Group. Karl is an active speaker and has earned six INCOSE services awards.
RSVP by 26 Feb